Each year over 2,000 youth ages 5-18 and more than 80 adult volunteers work together to promote the 4-H Revolution of Responsibility. From collecting care package items for troops defending our great Country to coordinating neighborhood food drives in an effort alleviate hunger, Harnett County 4-Her’s are a generation of youth doing the right thing, breaking down barriers, and pushing forward by making a measurable difference in communities all throughout Harnett County. When given the opportunity to learn and practice leadership skills youth are eager to become engaged in their communities and are a powerful resource.
Youth involved in 4-H programs are empowered to become young citizen leaders by learning to manage their time, set goals, work together as a team, facilitate productive meetings and make effective presentations. These leadership skills are taught and practiced through participation in 4-H day camps, workshops, resident camps, and by joining a local 4-H Club. 4-H Clubs are community based and led by trained adult volunteers. 4-H Clubs typically meet once per month involving youth in an educational activity where they are surrounded by positive role models and youth with common interests. In addition, during a 4-H Club meeting, 4-H members and their parents receive information on additional 4-H opportunities where they can put into practice the 4-H Revolution of Responsibility.
Harnett County 4-H currently has seven community based 4-H Clubs. All 4-H Clubs provide opportunities for building of subject matter knowledge in addition to engagement in citizenship and community service project work. Below is a listing of Harnett County 4-H Clubs. New members are accepted year round and no registration fee is required.
Harnett County 4-H Livestock Club
Location: Buies Creek
Focus: Building an appreciation of animal
4-H Club Leader: Beth Blinson, email@example.com
Harnett County 4-H Shooting Sports Club
Location: Anderson Creek and Spring Lake
Focus: Firearm safety and to encourage an appreciation of environmental and natural resources
4-H Club Leader: Tonya Reilly, firstname.lastname@example.org
Lillington Lights 4-H Club
Location: Lillington First Missionary Baptist Church
Focus: Youth service in local communities
4-H Club Leader: Patricia McKoy, email@example.com
Paws and Claws 4-H Club
Location: Harnett County Agriculture Center, Lillington
Focus: Building knowledge of being a responsible owner of small and companion animals
4-H Club Leader: Christiana Jolly, firstname.lastname@example.org
Harnett County 4-H has three Clubs that focus on horsemanship skills and knowledge.
Horsemasters 4-H Club
4-H Club Leader: Connie Johnson, email@example.com
Silver Snaffles 4-H Club
4-H Club Leader: Karen Jones, firstname.lastname@example.org
Rolling Hill Riders 4-H Club
Location: Rolling Hill Ranch, Cameron
4-H Club Leader: Kathy Craycraft, email@example.com
To join a 4-H Club, simply contact the 4-H Club Leader to find out when their next meeting will be or to learn more about Harnett County 4-H and how families can become involved in the 4-H Revolution of Responsibility contact Lynn Lambert, 4-H Agent, at 910-893-7532 or by email at Lynn_Lambert@ncsu.edu.