Yancey County 4-H Newsletter

May, 2022
Yancey County 4-H Activity Day

4-H Presentations are one of the most long lasting, impactful 4-H activities for youth. Presentations teach youth public speaking skills, organization, responsibility, and so many more skills youth will use for the rest of their lives! 4-H Presentations are a fun event where youth can share skills, knowledge, and excitement about their 4-H project or anything they are interested in. Public speaking is one of the TOP skills that 4-H alumni say they have learned through the 4-H program that they have used in their college and adult life. We encourage ALL AGES to do a 4-H Presentation and encourage our younger 4-Hers to start doing them early.

We will be holding a second 4-H Presentation workshop on Wednesday, May 11th from 2-5pm. During this drop-in workshop, 4-H'ers can get help in creating their presentation and receive feedback before our county activity day! Our 2022 Yancey County 4-H Activity Day will take place on Monday, May 16th from 3-7pm. Youth can sign up for a time slot to present.

Click the link below for more information and to register for 2022 Activity Day!

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2022 4-H Summer Fun Registration

Spaces are filling up quickly for our 2022 Summer Fun camps! This year we are offering eight different camps and workshops to youth. Click the link below for detailed information on all of the camps and to register! Registration deadline is June 6th, or until camps are full.

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Seeking Club Leaders!

Yancey County 4-H is seeking adult leaders for the following clubs: Robotics/STEM and Gardening. The only requirements for serving in this role is a passion for helping youth and an interest in the specific club focus! 4-H volunteers must enroll in 4-H Online, participate in required trainings and pass a background check. If you or someone you know would be interested in serving in this role, please contact Jordan! Club leaders generally have a time commitment of 5-10 hours per month with flexibility to determine club meeting dates and times. 4-H club leaders help positively shape the lives of youth in Yancey County, to have a long lasting impact on youth and our community!
Outdoor Adventures Club Community Service Day

We are excited to announce an upcoming field trip for our Outdoor Adventures Club. The club will be completing their community service project at Mount Mitchell State Park on Saturday, May 7th from 9:00am-1:30pm. They will meet at the Extension Office at 9:00am sharp and leave in the county van from there. They will return to the Extension Office around 1:30pm. Parents are welcome to attend also, but will need to drive separately.

For the project, youth will receive a short presentation from one of the Park Rangers about the park ecosystem, then they will complete a bioassessment of the plants and animals found at the park. This will consist of youth going on a little hike, taking pictures of plants, insects, fungi, and animals to document these organisms, and give this information to park staff. During the trip, youth will also have the opportunity to earn their Junior Ranger Badge!

Club members must RSVP at the link below to attend the field trip!

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Upcoming Longshots Tournament

Longshots Club members: Save the date for the first tournament of the 2022 season! The High Country Shooting Sports Tournament will take place on Saturday, May 14th from 8am-12pm at Big Ivy Guns @ Silas Branch. Club members will have the opportunity to compete against 4-H'ers from Madison, Mitchell and Avery counties. Contact Jordan for more information or if you have questions!

Save The Date: Sizzlin' Summer Fun Series

The PATH Sizzlin’ Summer Series features fun, family-friendly activities and is traditionally held each Saturday morning throughout the summer months on the Burnsville Town Square. Themes include biking, water sports, dance, and much more. All events are free, and appropriate for all ages and abilities.

Yancey County 4-H will be hosting the first event of the series on Saturday, June 4th! "Unplugged: Family Fun Time!" Join Yancey County 4-H for a morning of interactive games and activities for the whole family! Play games like bucket ball and ladder golf, and get creative while constructing a craft to take home and making your own healthy snacks!

Upcoming Events

Thursday, May 5th 6pm- Longshots Practice (Juniors)

Saturday, May 7th 9am-1:30pm- Outdoor Adventures Club Field Trip

Monday, May 9th 4:00pm- Arts & Crafts Club Meeting

Tuesday, May 10th 6:00pm- Beef Club Meeting

Wednesday, May 11th 2-5pm- 4-H Presentation Drop-In Workshop

Thursday, May 12th 5:30pm- Tri-County Small Animal Program Workshop

Thursday, May 12th 6pm- Longshots Practice (Seniors)

Saturday, May 14th 8:00am-12:00pm- High Country Shooting Sports Tournament

Monday, May 16th 3:00-7:00pm- Yancey County 4-H Activity Day

Tuesday, May 17th 5:30pm- Sewing Club Meeting (Group #2)

Thursday, May 19th 6:00pm- Longshots Practice (Juniors)

Monday, May 23rd 5:30pm- Yancey County 4-H Advisory Council Meeting

Tuesday, May 24th 5:30pm- Sewing Club Meeting (Group #1)

Wednesday, May 25th 2:00pm- Homeschool Club Meeting

Thursday, May 26th - Longshots Practice (Seniors)

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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