Local 4-H’er Attends NC Association of County Commissioners Youth Summit

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Sydney Elliott, 4-H’er from Cherokee County, attended the tenth annual North Carolina Association of County Commissioners (NCACC) Youth Summit, which was held in Greensboro, North Carolina August 23-24, 2018. North Carolina 4-H and N.C. Cooperative Extension partnered for the tenth year with the NCACC on a multi-year initiative to increase youth involvement in county government. This initiative helps youth learn more about county government as well as how to become more involved in local decision making.

The 4-H’er who attended from Cherokee County was Sydney Elliott. Sydney, as well as, 77 youth and adults from 66 counties were represented during this event. The event is sponsored and supported by the North Carolina Association of County Commissioners.

Sydney is a member of the Cherokee Rider’s 4-H Horse Club and has participated in 4-H for six years. Sydney loves to ride and wants others that love horses, like she does, to have opportunities in Cherokee County to ride as well and hopes that one day we will have a covered arena and place for 4-H horse clubs and other youth clubs to meet.

Sydney Elliott

For more information on the 4-H program in Cherokee County, please contact Shannon Coleman by email shannon_coleman@ncsu.edu or 828-837-2210 ext. 4.

4-H is North Carolina’s largest youth development organization, equipping more than 229,500 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. NC State Extension is the local and statewide outreach provider of North Carolina’s preeminent research enterprise – NC State University. NC State Extension translates research-based knowledge in the areas of agriculture, food and nutrition, and 4-H youth development into
everyday solutions that create economic, intellectual and societal prosperity for North Carolina.

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2019 Youth Summit representatives from NC 4-H and NC Boys & Girls Clubs.