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Mitchell County 4-H Information

Head, Heart, Hands, Health

Head, Heart, Hands, Health

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What is 4-H?

4-H is the Cooperative Extension System’s dynamic and educational program for youth. 4-H has about 6 million youth members across the United States. The name 4-H is summarized as the four-fold development of youth through the Head,Heart, Hands, and Health.

In 4-H, young people complete hands-on projects in areas like health, science, agriculture, and civic engagement, in a positive environment where they receive guidance from adult mentors and are encouraged to take on proactive leadership roles. The group is open to youth between the ages of 5-18. Young people experience 4-H in every county in the country!

View more about the National 4-H Council!

National 4-H participation infographic

Program Areas

STEM and Agriculture

4-H science programs provide 4-H youth the opportunity to learn about Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) through fun, hands-on activities and projects.


Adult and children working with Sumo bots

2019 Sumo Bots Summer Fun Workshop


4-H healthy living programs help 4-H youth learn how to lead lives that balance physical, mental, and emotional health.


child riding stationary cycle that operates a blender

2019 Summer Fun Kids as Chefs Workshop


4-H civic engagement programs empower young people to be well-informed citizens who are actively engaged in their communities and the world.


4-H youth team

2019 Summer Fun Citizenship Focus Workshop

How Do I Get Started?

Fill out an enrollment form on 4-HOnline and email Eve Kindley, County Extension Director and Extension Agent, 4-H Youth Development.

  • 4HOnline Enrollment

Contact Information

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Vonda Vaughn, N.C. Cooperative ExtensionVonda VaughnCounty Extension Administrative Assistant Call Vonda E-mail Vonda N.C. Cooperative Extension, Mitchell County Center
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