Yancey County 4-H Newsletter

November, 2023
Join us for our 2023 4-H Christmas Craft Show!

The fourth annual Yancey County 4-H Christmas Craft Show will take place on Saturday, November 18th from 9am-2pm at the Burnsville Town Center. Come and do some early Christmas shopping, all while supporting Yancey County 4-H and local artisans!

Summer 2024 International Exchange Program

Have you ever wondered what it would be like to travel to places like Costa Rica, Japan, Norway or Argentina? Well with the 4-H International Exchange Program, you could find out! The 4-H 2024 Summer Outbound Exchange Program is now accepting applications! Click the link below to learn more about this one in a lifetime experience. Applications are due November 15th!

Click here to learn more about he 4-H International Exchange Program >

Give the Gift of 4-H Camp for Christmas

Are you looking for a way to support local youth during the upcoming gifting season?

Your donation to the Yancey County 4-H income fund could help send a child to 4-H camp in 2024!

Click here for more information on donating >

Check out our "Notable November" Series on Facebook!

Do you know what Dolly Parton, Jimmy Carter, Johnny Cash and David Letterman all have in common? They all participated in 4-H as they were growing up!

Throughout this month, we will spotlight notable people in our society who are 4-H alumni. During this series we will highlight where the life skills you learn in 4-H, can take you!

Change to Office Hours

The Yancey County Cooperative Extension Office now has new hours. We are open Monday-Friday 8:00am-4:30pm.

4-H News: Superheroes for STEM Workshop

On Friday, October 27th we held our Superheroes for STEM Workshop! At this event, youth learned all about electricity. Tasked with saving Energy Island, youth channeled their inner superhero as they brainstormed how to solve the island's energy crisis. Youth explored the renewable energy sources of hydroelectric, solar and wind as they built their own prototypes. Youth even learned how they can lower their home energy requirements as they designed their own superhero hideout.

Would your child be interested in participating in this program? Complete the form linked below to be added to the interest list for our next workshop!

Click here to join the interest list >

What can I do with 4-H?

As a new school year begins, we hope you will find a 4-H club to keep your kids learning and having fun outside of the classroom! Check out all of the opportunities below.

Sewing Club - Open to youth ages 5-18 of all skill levels! Learn the basics of sewing and craft your own creations to take home. Youth learn hand sewing and machine sewing techniques. Meeting occur on the first and third Tuesday's at 5:30pm. Continually accepting new members.

Arts & Crafts Club - Explore your creative side, learning about all avenues of arts & crafts! Open to youth ages 5-18. Meetings are on the second Monday of each month at 4:00pm at the Yancey Extension Office. Continually accepting new members.

Lego Club - Open to youth ages 5-18 in Yancey County! Youth will participate in a variety of LEGO challenges, creating their own builds and expressing their creativity, all while making new friends! Club meets on the third Wednesday of each month at 4:00pm. Continually accepting new members.

Outdoor Adventures Club - Learn about natural resources, wildlife, hiking, environmental science and more! Youth have opportunities to attend several trips including hiking, outdoor cooking, kayaking and more! Open to youth ages 8-18. Regular Club Meetings are on the third Tuesday of each month at 6:00pm, with additional field trips as announced. Continually accepting new members.

Rabbit Club - In this club, youth will learn all things rabbit, from choosing and caring for one, raising for meat, breed showing, raising for fiber, showmanship and more! Opportunities to work on individual projects, compete and show will be available. This club has something for everyone from the beginner interested in their first rabbit, to the experienced rabbit owner looking to expand their knowledge. Rabbit ownership is not a requirement to participate in the club. Open to youth ages 5-18. Club meets on the fourth Tuesday of each month at 5:30 p.m. Continually accepting new members.

Livestock Club - Does your child like animals, but you aren’t ready to start your own livestock projects at home? The Yancey County 4-H Livestock Club provides an opportunity for youth to learn more about livestock species, without having to own an animal, called Livestock Skillathon. Open to youth ages 8-18. Livestock Club meets on the first and third Monday's at 4:30pm at the Yancey Extension Office. Continually accepting new members.

*New* STEM Club - Learn about all things science, robotics, engineering and more! Open to youth ages 8-18. Youth who participate in this program have the opportunity to attend NC 4-H Electric Congress in July of each year! Meetings are on the second Monday of each month at 5:30pm at the Yancey Extension Office. Continually accepting new members.

*New* Cooking Club -
This club will teach youth about kitchen safety, nutrition, culinary skills and more! Open to youth ages 8-18. Meetings are on the second Tuesday of each month at 6:00pm at the Burnsville Reconciliation House. Continually accepting new members.

Longshots - Learn about firearm education, safety, and participate in shooting sports activities, including shotgun, rifle and archery.  Youth have the opportunity to participate in regional, district and state competitions. Open to youth ages 8-18 (as of January 1st of the current year). Club enrollment period is January - February each year.

Monday, November 6th 4:30pm: Livestock Club Meeting

Tuesday, November 7th 5:30pm: Sewing Club (Group #1)

Monday, November 13th 4:00pm: Arts & Crafts Club Meeting

Monday, November 13th 5:30pm: STEM Club

Tuesday, November 14th 5:30pm: Sewing Club Meeting (Group #2)

Tuesday, November 14th 6:00pm: Cooking Club

Thursday, November 18th 6:00pm: Cooking Club Service Project Meeting

Wednesday, November 15th 4:00pm: Lego Club Meeting

Saturday, November 18th 9:00am-2:00pm: Yancey County 4-H Christmas Craft Show

Tuesday, November 21st 5:30pm: Sewing Club Meeting (Group #3)

Tuesday, November 21st 6:00pm: Outdoor Adventures Club Meeting

Tuesday, November 28th 5:30pm: Rabbit Club Meeting

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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