Burke County 4-Hers Attend 2020 Virtual Citizenship Focus

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A delegation of Burke County 4-H members attended 4-H Citizenship North Carolina Focus, which was held virtually this year. The Burke County delegation attended with more than 200 youth and adults representing fifty six 4-H programs across the state. Delegates participated in facilitated discussions and activities related to the importance of advocacy, local government, state government, and action planning. Nick Thompson, Jacob Hanlon and RJ Bielski represented Burke County at the June 15-17 conference. Through various conference sessions and facilitated discussions, delegates learned from leaders across the state and from other conference attendees.

4-H Citizenship North Carolina Focus is sponsored by NC Electric Cooperatives. 4-H is North Carolina’s largest youth development organization, equipping more than 262,200 young people each year with the skills to succeed and improve the world around them. 4-H programs and camps encourage young people to “learn by doing,” helping them to develop into active, contributing citizens. NC State Extension and the Cooperative Extension Program at N.C. A&T State University coordinate 4-H programs statewide

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