2020 Virtual 4-H Citizenship NC Focus

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North Carolina 4-H offers a fantastic opportunity for teen 4-H members to learn about their state and local governments through 4-H Citizenship NC Focus. This event will take place VIRTUALLY June 15-17, 2020.  Only 300 North Carolina 4-H youth between the ages of 14 and 18 will be selected to participate. This opportunity is open to new 4-H members as well as those who may have participated previously.

What Is This All About?

Workshops, panel discussions, distinguished speakers, and open discussion will help you discover how government impacts your everyday life, and how you can impact government in return. You will learn about state government, learn about working with public officials, and hear from prominent North Carolina officials and legislators.

This year, Citizenship North Carolina Focus will focus on advocacy and telling your story, local and state government, and action planning. If a youth delegate participates fully in this conference (attending all sessions as well as completing the final project) they will receive a t-shirt (youth designed and selected) as well as a certificate.


June 15-17, 2020




1:00 – 4:00 p.m. each day


There is no cost to attend this event.


This event is open to all 4-H youth ages 13-18

Who Is Eligibile?

This event is open to the first 300 youth who register. Registration is being done on a first come-first serve basis.

Polk County Teens

If you are interested, you must let Helen Blackwell know by Monday, May 25th. Please contact Helen by email or by phone at 828-894-8218 for more info or to indicate your interest.

Final Project

After attending the conference, participants are expected to work with their 4-H Agent to develop and implement an action plan utilizing the skills they learned during the conference. The tentative due day for the final project is August 10, 2020.