4-H Community Service

— Written By N.C. Cooperative Extension

Burke County 4-H and Cooperative Extension programs recognize our youth for their volunteer efforts each year. Community Service and volunteering benefits both adults and children as we instill positive values to last a lifetime. 

Each year Burke County 4-Hers and adult leaders log more than 10,000 volunteer hours as they work on various projects. Burke County 4-Her’s participate in a variety of community service and volunteer projects throughout the year. In 4-H, youth learn about the importance of being active in their community and how to become productive and caring citizens in the future. 

This year the following youth were recognized at 4-H Achievement Night with Presidential Volunteer Service Awards: Tripp Berry (71 hours), Mollee Soirez (82 hours), Jamie Berry (92 hours), Brianti Foster (120 hours), Powell Starnes (228 hours), Nicholas Thompson (282 hours), and Addison Starnes (374 hours). These Presidential Service Awards are national awards given to youth and adults for their volunteer service throughout the country. Congratulations to these 4-Her’s for their dedication to giving back to the community. 

If you would like more information about becoming involved in youth community service projects with Burke County 4-H please speak with a 4-Her in your community or call the Burke County Extension office at 439-4460.

John Davis
Extension Agent