4-H Youth In Transition 

The Youth In Transition Team focuses on working with children and youth who are involved with child welfare and/or juvenile court, and those who are homeless. 4-H provides life skill education on such topics as financial literacy, independent living, college preparation, conflict resolution, goal planning, relationships, and decision making. We collaborate with staff from child welfare, juvenile court, and community agencies that touch the lives of these youth. 

Two staff work specifically with youth involved with staff from child welfare and community agencies and three staff members work in SPACES, a JCPC (Juvenile Crime Prevention Council) funded program that specifically works with youth involved with or at risk of involvement with juvenile court. 

4-H Spaces​

4-H Spaces is an interpersonal skills development program serving juveniles ages 12 - 16 who live in Wake County, experience or are at risk for experiencing any of the risk factors identified by the Wake Juvenile Crime Prevention Counsel, and are court involved or at risk for court involvement. 

4-H Spaces is a prevention program that uses experiential learning as a method to prevent youth from becoming involved in the juvenile justice system and reduce occurrences of recidivism for those already involved in the juvenile justice system. 

Parents / guardians are required to participate in a program orientation, participate in and support program related activities, communicate regularly with program staff and complete necessary program documentation. Besides Juvenile Court, referrals can be made by parents, teachers, school resource offices, and community agencies. 

Groups are held from 3:00 p.m. until 5:00 p.m. on the following days and in the following locations: Mondays- Wake Forest, Tuesdays- Fuquay-Varina, Wednesdays, Raleigh, and Thursdays / Zebulon N.C.  Youth are picked up from school and returned to their home afterwards. 

The program is not appropriate for youth in need of intensive clinical intervention, are aggressive towards other youth or have difficulty functioning in small group settings.

To refer a youth to 4-H Spaces, please 4-H Referral Form  9-2016.docx4-H Referral Form

For more information on 4-H Spaces, contact


To learn more about other services for youth at-risk, visit:

NC Division of Juvenile Justice             

NC Juvenile Services

Wake County Juvenile Crime Prevention Council (JCPC)