Yancey County 4-H Newsletter

October, 2022
Happy National 4-H Week!

2022 National 4-H Week is October 2nd-8th.This year’s theme is Opportunity4All, shining a light on access and equity for all youth. Young people have power, and 4-H believes that every young person has valuable strengths and real influence to improve our world.  For more than 100 years, 4-H has helped youth find and fine tune their passions through fun projects and activities and develop life skills that help them become productive adults and local leaders. Many of our alumni credit 4-H with helping them succeed as adults.

4-H is one of the largest youth organization in North Carolina. 4-H offers activities and projects for youth of all ages, covering topics such as agriculture and natural resources, family and consumer sciences and healthy living, science, engineering and technology, communications, leadership and more. While 4-H is often associated with agriculture, young people don’t have to live on a farm or have any prior knowledge of agriculture to participate.

Although 4-H is a youth-focused organization, adults may volunteer their time and talents with local 4-H groups. Volunteers may serve in many roles from club leaders to subject matter experts for projects or workshops to judges for local 4-H competitions. Yancey County 4-H is always seeking passionate volunteers to help provide opportunities for youth in our county to learn and grow!

Be sure to follow us on Facebook as we celebrate National 4-H Week!

NEW 4-H LEGO Challenge Club!

Does your child enjoy the challenge of creating and building new things? We are excited to announce a new club coming to Yancey County 4-H! Join us next week for an interest meeting for our new LEGO Challenge Club! Open to youth ages 5-18.

The interest meeting will take place on Wednesday, October 12th at 4:00pm. Please bring one baseplate for our challenge build! Contact Jordan with any questions (j

4-H STEM Exploration
At-home Kits

Created by our intern, Samantha Laws, this program allows youth to complete their own science experiments, at home! A limited number of free kits are available for youth. Each kit contains the materials and instructions to complete 3 different science experiments. Pick yours up today from the Yancey County Cooperative Extension. Youth must be a 4-H member to participate. Only 1 box per family.
Outdoor Adventures Club

The Yancey County 4-H Outdoor Adventures Club is excited to announce their first meeting for the fall season! Join us on Tuesday, October 18th at 6:00pm at Ray-Cort Park for a fun meeting to learn about outdoor survival skills like building a fire, outdoor cooking and more! This club is open to youth ages 8-18. We hope to see you then!

October Volunteer Spotlight

For the month of October, Yancey County 4-H would like to spotlight two of our volunteers, Abigail Varney and Kevin Gantt. Abby and Kevin are the leaders of our 4-H Electric Club!

The Yancey County 4-H Electric Club is open to youth ages 10-18. In this club, youth can explore and learn about basic principals of electricity, including circuits, AC and DC Current, electromagnets and more! By participating in this club and completing a 4-H Electric Project Book, youth also have the opportunity to attend 4-H Electric Congress, a trip sponsored by Duke Energy and Dominion Energy where youth participate in three days of electric fun! Congress events include a career fair, electric field trips, meeting 4-H'ers from across the State and a fun activity like exploring Carowinds!

If your child is interested in the Electric Club, the next meeting will take place on Tuesday, October 18th at 4:00pm at the Yancey Cooperative Extension.

Sneak Peak: Spooky Science with 4-H!

We will be holding a spooky science with 4-H event during the month of October! Stay tuned for more information to be announced on our website and Facebook page! In the meantime, check out this cool article to see some examples of real life spooky science!
West District 4-H Fall Festival

The West District 4-H Teen Council invites all 4-H families and those interested in joining 4-H in our area to a 4-H Fall Festival being held on Saturday, October 22nd at Stepp's Hillcrest Orchard in Henderson County. More details will be coming soon but please go ahead and mark this on your calendars so you'll be able to join us for fun at the corn maze, hay rides, and more!

Purchase Your Yancey County 4-H T-shirts at the Extension Office!

We still have a few Yancey County 4-H T-shirts available for sale at the Extension Office! The shirts are $15 each and we have sizes Youth Large - Adult 3XL remaining. We accept cash or check (made to Yancey County 4-H).
Upcoming Events

Monday, October 10th 4:00pm- Arts & Crafts Club Meeting

Tuesday, October 11th 5:30pm- 4-H Sewing Club Meeting (Group # 1)

Wednesday, October 12th 3:00pm- Homeschool Club

Wednesday, October 12th 4:00pm- LEGO Challenge Club Interest Meeting

Thursday, October 13th 5:30pm- Yancey County 4-H Advisory Council Meeting

Tuesday, October 18th 4:00pm- Electric Club Meeting

Tuesday, October 18th 4:00pm- Outdoor Adventures Club Meeting

Tuesday, October 18th 5:30pm- 4-H Sewing Club
Meeting (Group # 2)

Tuesday, October 25th 5:30pm- 4-H Sewing Club Meeting (Group # 3)

Monday, October 31st 4:00pm- Halloween on the Square

NC State University and N.C. A&T State University work in tandem, along with federal, state and local governments, to form a strategic partnership called N.C. Cooperative Extension.

Extension's 4-H program is the largest youth development organization in North Carolina. We help over 247,000 young people grow into active, contributing citizens each year.

This institution is an equal opportunity provider.

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