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Thursday, June 27 at 5 pm, Bladen County 4-H will host a kick off for their new program 4-H LEADS: Preparing for Tomorrow, Succeeding Today at the Bladen County 4-H office in the Powell Melvin Agriculture Building in Elizabethtown, NC. Rising 9th through 12th graders are encouraged to register for this NEW teen leadership program using this link go.ncsu.edu/4hleads-youth-registration-form by Tuesday, June 25.

The 4-H LEADS program is designed with goals of helping our teens develop leadership skills and find opportunities to practice them; learn about tips and tools to be successful applying to college, scholarships, and jobs; and develop skills in decision making and goal setting. Registering to be a part of this group will ensure that you find out about upcoming workshops, forums, and activities designed especially for teen leaders in our community.

4-H LEADS: Preparing for Tomorrow, Succeeding Today is funded through a Community Innovation grant from The Cooperative Extension Program at North Carolina Agriculture & Technical State University in Greensboro, NC. The funded initiative will provide workshops and forums to offer parents and youth
information and tools to be successful in applying for scholarships/colleges, while building valuable leadership skills. We will offer various workshops and programs throughout the summer and early fall and
then strive to stay connected with participants throughout the year as 4-h opportunities arise.

4-H is North Carolina’s largest youth development organization, equipping more than 247,000 young people each year with the skills to succeed and improve the world around them. 4-H programs and camps encourage young people to “learn by doing,” helping them to develop into active, contributing citizens. NC State Extension and the Cooperative Extension Program at N.C. A&T State University coordinate 4-H programs statewide.

If you have questions about 4-H LEADS or any of our 4-H activities for youth, please contact Stacie Kinlaw at (910) 862-4591 or by email at Stacie_kinlaw@ncsu.edu.