4-H trains leaders in county

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Ten Brunswick County residents took part in 4-H Club leader training at Bethel AME Church in Leland on Friday, Nov. 10.
Debra Knox, media coordinator at Lincoln Elementary, started recruiting a 4-H youth leader team in July. In October, she turned in eight volunteer applications and set up training with the 4-H staff.
Club training, led by Angie Lawrence, 4-H program assistant, consisted of the history of North Carolina and Brunswick County 4-H, the use of the 4-H emblem, club operations, tips in training youth for parliamentary procedure and volunteer roles and responsibilities. They were also introduced to the curriculum, programs, awards and opportunities for youth to take advantage of through 4-H.
The team also participated in part of a new 4-H curriculum, “Junk Drawer Robotics,” to help teach the experiential learning module and to give them a small taste of the curriculum 4-H offers. The goal of the new curriculum is to make science, engineering and technology engaging and meaningful in the lives of young people by using items that can be collected from around the office and home.
The 10 volunteers consisted of alumni 4-H participants and alumni 4-H volunteers, as well as new faces to 4-H. The members of this new 4-H team have a wide range of skills and talents that they want to share with the youth in Brunswick County. The team will meet in December to organize and plan for the new club. If you or your youth are interested in joining this new 4-H team, and you live in the Leland area, call Debra Knox at 655-0403.
4-H is a community of 4-H staff and adult volunteers teaching and training young people across America, leadership, citizenship and life skills. If you are interested in starting a club in your area or if you would like more information about Brunswick County 4-H, contact Blair Green, 4-H extension agent, at blair_wooten@ncsu.edu or Angie Lawrence, 4-H program assistant, at angie_lawrence@ncsu.edu.
Call the Cooperative Extension office at 253-2610 or visit its website at http://brunswickco4h.shutterfly.com/ or blog at http://brunswick4h.wordpress.com.