ASHEVILLE — Two 4-H participants from Yadkin County attended the fifth annual North Carolina Association of County Commissioners (NCACC) Youth Summit, which was held in Asheville Aug. 15-16.
North Carolina 4-H and the North Carolina Cooperative Extension Service partnered for the fifth year with the NCACC on a multi-year initiative to increase youth involvement in county government. This initiative aims to overcome the mindset that many youth are disengaged and lack trust in government.
The 4-H’er who attended from Yadkin County was Leah Thomas, daughter of Marc and Leanne Thomas of East Bend. More than 100 youth and adults from 85 counties in North Carolina attended this event. The event is sponsored and supported by the North Carolina Association of County Commissioners. Thomas was selected based on her outstanding leadership skills and her 4-H involvement.
Also attending from Yadkin County was newly elected NC 4-H State Reporter, Madaline Jones from East Bend.
For more information on the 4-H program in Yadkin County, contact Melissa Staebner at 336-679-2061. The 4-H program is the youth education program of North Carolina Cooperative Extension, based at North Carolina State and North Carolina A&T State universities. More than 227,780 young people ages 5 through 18 participate in North Carolina 4-H activities each year with the help of more than 20, 330 adult and youth volunteers.