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.

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All Night Annual Event for
Youth ages 14–17
 Registration is open!  ​

The Teen Talk Lock-In 2014  is open to youth ages 14 to 17 on

Friday November 21, 2014, from 6 p.m. to 7 a.m. on Saturday, November 22 at:

United Methodist Church, 1712 E. Millbrook Road, Raleigh NC 27609

* Please note that while this event is being held in a faith community site, all community members/families are welcomed to attend.
Use the links below for information and to register:

For interactive form use:

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For printable form use:

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Event registration check in starts at 6:00 p.m. and ends at 7:30 p.m.
Doors will close at 8:00!
For information about registration contact: 
Carmen Frazier
Wake County 4-H Youth Development, in collaboration with community based organizations including NC Cooperative Extension, City of Raleigh, Alice Poe Center for Health Education,  Boys and Girls Club of Wake County,
Millbrook United Methodist ChurchWake County Human Services HIV/STD and other Wake County organizations, is hosting this community wide event. 
The fun and involving Teen Talk Lock-In will focus on decision-making, goal setting, communication and healthy relationships. A special emphasis will be given to sexuality and other related topics including maintaining healthy bodies physically, mentally and emotionally. In addition, sessions will include in-depth discussions of challenges teens face as they search for wholesome relationships. Workshop participants will have opportunities to share their thoughts and ideas about sexual attitudes and the perceptions of those around them. Trained public health professionals and youth peer educators will facilitate workshops on these and related subjects. Wake County HIV/STD Staff will be on site to provide free, voluntary testing. All activities are designed to be interactive, exciting and engaging.
The event is in alignment with “Let’s Talk,” whose purpose is to increase education and communication regarding sexual health issues.

Visit the 2014 Lock In Partners:​

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Central Carolina Graduate Chapter of
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Alice Poe Center for
 Health Education
Millbrook United Methodist Church
NC Cooperative Extension


Smart Girls Smart Choices

For volunteer information contact:
Dan Bulatek
For event information contact:
Karee Redman

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
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
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