4-H Youth Leadership helps young people gain the skills and confidence they'll need to prepare for the future.
4-H Youth Leadership engages young people in programs and organizations where they share a voice and influence in their communities.
Wake County 4-H
Peer Youth Education Program
Do you have great leadership skills? Are you 14–17 years of age? Then we encourage you to apply as a 4-H Peer Youth Educator Volunteer. Learn about adolescent pregnancy prevention while gaining volunteer and professional development experience to add to your resume!
The goal of the 4-H PYE Program is to reduce the rate of teen pregnancy, HIV/AIDS and Sexually Transmitted Infections (STIs) among Wake County youth. This will be achieved by educating and training high school students about various sexual and reproductive health topics using an experiential learning approach. Participants will learn best practices related to peer youth education, helping to prepare them to educate other teens about the consequences of having sex.
Select the links below to apply and for program information and forms:
For more information contact: 
Daniel Bulatek
Karee Redman
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All Night Annual Event for Youth ages 14-17
Please visit us again in September for upcoming 2014 Lock In information!
Wake County 4-H Youth Development, in collaboration with community based organizations including City of Raleigh Parks and Recreation, Youth Thrive, Alice Aycock Poe Center for Health Education, Boys and Girls Club of Wake County, Central Carolina Graduate Chapter of Swing Phi Swing, Inc., Raleigh Police Department, Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc. and Wake County Human Services HIV/STD, provided a special overnight event of workshops and exciting activities for area high school students from 14 to 17 years of age.
The Lock-In focused on decision-making, goal setting, communication, healthy relationships, HIV/STD prevention, substance abuse prevention and other important issues facing today’s youth. Trained youth peer educators, with the assistance of professional public health staff, developed and facilitated the 2013 Lock-In Workshops.
The event was in alignment with “Let’s Talk”, whose purpose is to increase teen education and communication regarding sexual health issues. Lock-In Workshops emphasized the importance for young people of developing strong relationships and communication skills to maintain their physical, mental and emotional well-being.

Visit the 2013 Lock In Partners:​

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Wake County Human Services HIV/STD
Central Carolina Graduate Chapter of
Swing Phi Swing
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Learn More! Get Involved​! Visit these sites:​

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A natural high is an activity, art form or sport that you love to do and makes you feel good...inside and out
For more information contact:
Karee Redman
Wake County 4-H
Youth Advocates
for Health in Action

Mapping Team

Using geographic information systems (GIS) technology, team members are given a variety of opportunities for leadership development, learning marketable skills and opportunities to present their work on a professional level.

The US Department of Labor has identified nanotechnology, biotechnology and geographic information systems (GIS) as the top 3 emerging fields.
Marketable skills in GIS prepare you for an employable future.
Team Members gain:
Ø Interviewing and presentation experience
Ø Skills in technologies that are in high demand
Ø The ability to advocate for a healthier community
Teams meet 2 to 4 times per month depending on the project and will have tasks outside of scheduled meeting times. Some, but not all, projects offer a stipend.
Previous projects have addressed gang tagging, healthy food options, physical activity resources, crosswalks, youth service providers, sporting goods, help for orphans, transportation issues, and more!
Team members have presented at professional conferences in NC, CA, OR and AZ, and internationally in Dominican Republic, Panama and Chile.
For information about open team member positions, contact:
Thomas Ray