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Join 4-H

4-H is dedicated to positive youth development and helping youth step up to the IE153-025challenges in a complex and changing world. 4-H is dedicated to helping cultivate the next generation of leaders and tackling the nation’s top challenges such as the shortage of skilled professionals, maintaining our global competiveness, encouraging civic involvement, and becoming a healthier society. Find out more on our 4-H Factsheet.

4-H is fun for children ages 5-18. Sponsored by North Carolina Cooperative Extension, 4-H is dedicated to helping boys and girls develop life skills needed to be contributing members of their communities. Children of all racial, cultural, economic, and social backgrounds are welcome to participate in 4-H educational programs. 4-H is open to farm kids AND city kids – you do not have to live on a farm to enjoy 4-H opportunities! Best of all, it is FREE!

Join a 4-H Club

Being involved in 4-H provides opportunities for youth to master skills, connect to their community, and mature in responsibility. Youth also develop lifelong friendships and long-term relationships with caring adults. Most clubs meet 1-2 times per month, year round. Clubs set their own meeting times and locations. To join 4-H, simply complete a 4-H Enrollment Form & Medical Release Form and give to a club leader.

Club Name
1. 4-H 4 Fun Club Mrs. Jennifer Altman jennifer1999altman@gmail.com This homeschool club has as much fun as it does variety in topics! Est. 2015
2. Cape Fear Rabbit
4-H Club
Mrs. Melinda Grant



This club learns how to care for rabbits and other small pets. You do not have to own a rabbit to join in the fun! This club is open to youth ages 5-18 and meets in the Topsail/Surf City area. Est. 2002
3. Coastal Explorers
4-H Club
Mrs. Tina Sharpe



Community-based club, centered around upper elementary/middle school students exploring our local environment while learning life skills and encouraging one another. Est. 2012
4. Botany Academy
4-H Club
Mrs. Caryn Morrow caryn.morrow@nhcs.net
910.350.2039 ext. 301(school)
Students at Bellamy Elementary School make up this fun club.
Est. 2016
5. Focus Archery
4-H Club
Ms. Sheuna Battle battlearcheryinstruction
Wilmington’s youth-only archery club. Open to youth ages 9-18 as of January 1 of the current year. Practice locations vary. Est. 2015
6. Green Growers
4-H Club
Mrs. Cate Woessner

910.350.2039 (school)


This in-school garden club for 5th grade students meets at Bellamy Elementary School. Est. 2016
7. Rose Buds
4-H Club
Mr. Jay Nashatizadeh i_of_the_radio@hotmail.com This after school club for elementary students meets at Peace Rose Montessori School on Wrightsville Ave. Est. 2014
8. Spur It On
4-H Club

Ms. Lucy Tarascio



This club focuses on
4-H equine events such as horse bowl, hippology, judging, shows, and presentations. This club is open to 4th-12th graders and meets every other Saturday. Est. 2012
9. 4-H Teen
Mr. J. Scott Enroughty scott_enroughty@ncsu.edu
Group of teenagers who develop leadership skills, participate in community service projects, and help guide the county 4-H program. The group meets quarterly.  Est. 2011
10. Trackers
4-H Club

Mrs. Liz Rappold

Mrs. Elizabeth Mayott-Scharf

910-350-2142 (school)
After school club for middle & high school students that meets at Trask Middle School. Est. 2011
11. Puppy Pals 4-H Club Mrs. Kasey Alpay kcalpay@gmail.com Learn more about dogs, while developing life-skills. Est. 2017
12. Civic Clovers
4-H Club
Mrs. Sandra Bland sandra.bland@nhcs.net
910.251.6185 (school)
The International School at Gregory Elementary now as a
4-H Club! Open to Gregory students only. Est. 2017

Please direct questions to:
J. Scott Enroughty 
Extension Agent, 4-H

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Photo of J. Scott EnroughtyJ. Scott EnroughtyExtension Agent, 4-H Youth Development (910) 798-7660 (Office) scott_enroughty@ncsu.eduNew Hanover County, North Carolina
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