- By April Bowman
- Posted Thursday, September 13, 2012
4-H’ers Attend County Commissioners Meeting
Two 4-H’ers from Forsyth County attended the third annual North Carolina Association of County Commissioners (NCACC) Youth Summit, which was held in Raleigh, North Carolina August 17-18, 2012. North Carolina 4-H and the North Carolina Cooperative Extension Service partnered for the third 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-H’ers who attended from Forsyth County were Nathan Barrick, North Carolina 4-H President and Laura Hutchins. Over 110 youth and adults from over 65 counties in North Carolina attended this event. The event is sponsored and supported by the North Carolina Association of County Commissioners.
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 235,000 young people ages 5 through 18 participate in North Carolina 4-H activities each year with the help of 20,400 adult and youth volunteers.