Kitty Hawk teen attends National 4-H Congress

By on January 2, 2018

Victoria Robey of Kitty Hawk recently attended the National 4-H Congress. (submitted photo)

Victoria Lynn Robey of Kitty Hawk, representing Pasquotank County, was among a delegation of 14 North Carolina youth and three adults who attended November’s 96th annual National 4-H Congress in Atlanta.

The North Carolina delegation, which represented 15 counties, joined more than 900 young people and adults representing 4-H programs across the country for the five-day experience, which offered educational, service and recreational opportunities.

This year’s theme, “Be True. Be You,” focused on ways for 4-H’ers to excel in leadership, citizenship, global awareness and inclusion. Workshops, speakers and group activities encouraged National 4-H Congress delegates to think broadly and to make their club, community, country and world a better place.

During workshops, the delegates participated in sessions ranging from service learning to virtual reality. National 4-H Congress speakers challenged participants to reach out and to make a difference in the world. One way participants reached out to help others was by traveling to different parts of Atlanta and surrounding areas to take part in community service activities.

The history of the National 4-H Congress goes back 96 years. An educational tour to Chicago was the forerunner to what would eventually become known as the National 4-H Congress. Today, the program provides an opportunity for 4-H members from the across the country to come together and learn about community involvement, culture diversity, and service to others while meeting new friends.

4-H is North Carolina’s largest youth development organization, equipping more than 247,000 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. The NC State Extension and the Cooperative Extension Program at NC A&T State University coordinate 4-H programs statewide.

For more information, contact your county’s Extension Office.

See what people are saying:

  • Michael

    Maybe in dare county we should return the 4h program this summer 2018? It was a huge disappointment to cancel it in 2017. Awful decision

    Sunday, Jan 7 @ 7:53 am