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4-H Youth Development

4-H is the largest youth development organization in North Carolina, educating hundreds of thousands of young people each year. Extension’s 4-H program is growing the next generation of leaders and equipping youth with the skills to succeed.

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Public Speaking

According to Education Week, having good oral communication skills is ranked at the top of lists of skills sought …

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Jackson County 4-H Clubs

Cloverbuds – Meets the 1st and 3rd Wednesday of each month, 3:45–5 p.m. Explorers Club – Meets the 2nd and …

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4-H: Ways to Be Involved

4-H is about learning. 4-H is about belonging. 4-H is about self-confidence. Get involved in Jackson County 4-H. Take …

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Public Speaking

Public Speaking Public speaking is considered an important professional skill. Public speaking is also ranked as a high anxiety experience …

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Someone asked me recently “what do the four H’s stand for?” They represent Head, Heart, Hands and Health and …

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