Burke County’s 4-H Youth Attends NCACC Youth Summit

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A 4-H’er from Burke County attended the sixth annual North Carolina Association of County Commissioners (NCACC) Youth Summit, which was held in Greenville, North Carolina August 21-22, 2015. North Carolina 4-H and the North Carolina Cooperative Extension Service partnered for the sixth 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’er who attended from Burke County was Burke Pollard, son of Damon and Julie Pollard of Morganton. Over 100 youth and adults from 80 counties in North Carolina attended this event. The event is sponsored and supported by the North Carolina Association of County Commissioners.

For more information on the 4-H program in Burke County, please contact Nicki Steer, 4-H Youth Development Agent at 764-9480. 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 232,000 young people ages 5 through 18 participate in North Carolina 4-H activities each year with the help of more than 20,563 adult and youth volunteers.