• By April Bowman
  • Posted Friday, May 29, 2009

UNC-TV Spotlights the NC 4-H Youth Development Program

To celebrate NC 4-H's 100th anniversary, UNC-TV has agreed to feature the NC 4-H Youth Devp. Program in a series of NC NOW programs. The fourth feature on NC NOW will air on Monday, June 1st. This story gives an overview of the 4-H Operation Military Kids (OMK) program in NC and the impact it's making across the state. Military families share their own experiences in the program and how OMK has helped them cope with having a parent deployed.

We encourage the entire University System to watch the feature and visit the North Carolina NOW website. In addition to it's primetime slot, (7:30 PM on UNC-TV) NC Now airs several times throughout the evening on UNC-TV's digital channels. Please check local listings for additional airtimes. To access your local airing times for these features and to learn more about UNC-TV and the North Carolina NOW show, visit http://www.unctv.org/ncnow/ncnow_specials.html.

In 2009, North Carolina 4-H will celebrate 100 years of providing the youth of our state the life skills they need to reach their full potential by working and learning in partnership with caring volunteers and youth development professionals. It is through those relationships that young people become confident, mature adults ready for success in today's challenging world.

The year-long celebration, themed "We Are 4-H!" will give North Carolina 4-H the opportunity to remember its past and break through to the second century of innovative 4-H programming as it shifts to meet the changing interests of today's generation and the needs of our state.

North Carolina 4-H took root as corn and tomato clubs in Ahoskie, North Carolina in 1909, and soon evolved into the state wide 4-H program we know today. With over 239,000 youth actively involved last year, North Carolina 4-H is as relevant today as it was 100 years ago. From rocketry to workforce development and nutrition programs to a week-long camping experience at one of five residential facilities, North Carolina 4-H is a community of young people who are learning leadership, citizenship and 21st century life skills that will enhance their lives and prepare them to be the leaders of tomorrow. Wherever youth are today, 4-H is there.

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