Burke County Youth Attends NCACC Youth Summit

— Written By John Davis and last updated by

A 4-Her from Burke County attended the fifth annual North Carolina Association of County Commissioners (NCACC) Youth Summit, which was held in Asheville, North Carolina August 15-16, 2014. North Carolina 4-H and the North Carolina Cooperative Extension Service partnered for the fifth 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-Her who attended from Burke County was Mollee Soirez. Over 100 youth and adults from 85 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 277,780 young people ages 5 through 18 participate in North Carolina 4-H activities each year with the help of more than 20,330 adult and youth volunteers.

For more information on the 4-H program in Burke County, please contact John Davis, Extension Agent, 4-H by calling (828) 439-4460.

NCACCYouthSummit14Left to Right:  Burke County Commissioner Chairman, Mr. Johnnie Carswell; Mollee Soirez; Burke County Commissioner, Mr. Maynard Taylor; and Burke County Manager, Mr. Bryan Steen