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Wilson County 4-H member James Boyce Flowers II attended the seventh annual North Carolina Association of County Commissioners Youth Summit, which was held Aug. 11-12 in Durham.
North Carolina 4-H and the North Carolina Cooperative Extension Service partnered for the eighth year with the county commissioners’ association on a multi-year initiative to increase youth involvement in county government. This initiative aims to overcome the mindset that many youths are disengaged and lack trust in government.
More than 73 of North Carolina’s 100 counties were represented at the youth summit, which was sponsored and supported by the NCACC.
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. N.C. State Extension and the Cooperative Extension Program at N.C. A&T State University coordinate 4-H programs statewide.
For more information on the 4-H program in Wilson County, contact Jessica Harris, Wilson County 4-H agent, at firstname.lastname@example.org or 252-237-0113.