Local 4-H’er attends NCACC Youth SummitPublished 2:57am Monday, September 9, 2013
A 4-H’er from Beaufort County attended the third annual North Carolina Association of County Commissioners Youth Summit, which was held in Greensboro North Carolina Aug. 23-24.
4-H and the North Carolina Cooperative Extension Service partnered for the fourth year with the NCACC on a multi-year initiative to increase youth involvement in county government. This initiative aims to overcome the mindset that many youth are disengaged and lack trust in government.
The 4-H’er who attended from Beaufort County was Emily Alligood. She is the daughter of Kevin and Amy Alligood of Washington. More than 100 youth and adults from 74 counties in North Carolina attended this event. The event is sponsored and supported by the North Carolina Association of County Commissioners.
Prior to attending the summit, Alligood introduced herself to our Beaufort County commissioners prior to the opening of the August commissioners meeting and participated in a scheduled personal interview with Commissioner Robert Belcher. He answered her questions and shared his role as a commissioner and talked about the major concerns and issues facing county residents. He stressed the importance of education and reminded her that his career and service onthe Beaufort County Board of Education prepared him to be an effective county commissioner.
For more information on the 4-H program in Beaufort County, contact Louise Hinsley or Erin Massie, extension agents, at 252-946-0111.
The 4-H program is the youth education program of North Carolina Cooperative Extension, based at North Carolina State and North Carolina A&T State universities. More than 237,590 young people ages 5 through 18 participate in North Carolina 4-H activities each year with the help of 20,780 adult and youth volunteers.