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January 30, 2009

UNC-TV to feature two stories on 4-H's centennial

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The Department of 4-H Youth Development and Family & Consumer Sciences is excited to announce the airing of two NC 4-H Youth Development features on UNC-TV.

To celebrate NC 4-H’s 100th anniversary, UNC-TV has agreed to feature the NC 4-H Youth Development Program in a series of North Carolina NOW (NC NOW) programs. The first series of two NC NOW programs will air on Monday, Feb. 2 and Tuesday, Feb. 3. The two features will spotlight the history and evolution of the NC 4-H Youth Development Program.

We encourage the entire University System to watch these features and visit the North Carolina NOW Web site. To access your local airing times for these features and to learn more about UNC-TV and the North Carolina NOW show visit www.unctv.org/ncnow/ncnow_specials.

In 2009, North Carolina 4-H will celebrate 100 years of providing the youth of our state the life skills they need to reach their pull potential by working and learning in partnership with caring volunteers and youth development professionals. It is through those relationships that young people become confident, mature adults ready for success in today’s challenging world.

The year-long celebration, themed “We Are 4-H!” will give North Carolina 4-H the opportunity to remember its past and break through to the second century of innovative 4-H programming as it shifts to meet the changing interests of today’s generation and the needs of our state.

North Carolina 4-H took root as corn and tomato clubs in Ahoskie in 1909, and soon evolved into the statewide 4-H program we know today. With over 239,000 youth actively involved last year, North Carolina 4-H is as relevant today as it was 100 years ago.

From rocketry to workforce development and nutrition programs to a week-long camping experience at one of five residential facilities, North Carolina 4-H is a community of young people who are learning leadership, citizenship and 21st century life skills that will enhance their lives and prepare them to be the leaders of tomorrow.
Wherever youth are today, 4-H is there.

Posted by Natalie at January 30, 2009 10:18 AM