To honor 4-H, on Monday, September 20, the Carteret County Board of Commissioners adopted the following Proclamation declaring October 3 - 9, 2021 as National 4-H Week in Carteret County —
WHEREAS, 4-H youth across the nation are leading efforts to solve problems in their communities and make a difference for their futures; and
WHEREAS, 4-H is the largest youth development organization in North Carolina and the largest in the nation with over six million participants; and
WHEREAS, 4-H in North Carolina claims 260,000 youth members and 13,000 volunteers while Carteret County 4-H program numbers more than 65 members and more than 12 volunteers; and
WHEREAS, 4-H, as part of the NC Cooperative Extension System of NC State University and NC A&T State University, is a program where youth learn through opportunities that provide them hands-on experiences in 4-H’s mission mandates of science, engineering and technology, healthy living, and citizenship; and
WHEREAS, 4-H has connected youth and their communities with the innovative research and resources from our nation’s 112 land-grant universities and colleges for more than 118 years.
NOW, THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED, that the Carteret County Board of Commissioners, do herby proclaim October 3-9, 2021, as National 4-H Week in Carteret County. We urge the people of this County to take advantage of the opportunity to become more aware of this special program that enhances our young people’s interests in their futures as part of Carteret County 4-H Youth Development and to join us in recognizing the unique partnership between our County and our State University System.