Beaufort County 4-H youth attends summit

Published 3:55 pm Tuesday, September 13, 2016

A 4-Her from Beaufort County attended the seventh annual North Carolina Association of County Commissioners Youth Summit, which was held in Winston-Salem, Aug. 12-13. North Carolina 4-H and the North Carolina Cooperative Extension Service partnered for the seventh 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-Her who attended from Beaufort County was Kaleb Davis, 4-H reporter for the Raised in a Barn Farm 4-H Club in Chocowinity. More than 63 counties were represented during this event. The event is sponsored and supported by NCACC.

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 239,000 young people ages 5-18 participate in North Carolina 4-H activities each year with the help 21,700 adult and youth volunteers.

For more information on the 4-H program in Beaufort County, please contact Erin Massie, 4-H youth development agent, at 252-946-0111.