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.
County 4-H Spaces is a 4-H Youth
Development Program and has been implemented in Wake County since 1991. 4-H
Spaces uses multiple, research-based and research-supported curricula designed to
assist youth in developing an understanding their inner, shared and outer selves as it relates to critical thinking and decision-making skills. The Wake County
4-H Spaces program serves approximately 80 youth annually and receives funding
from the Wake County Juvenile Crime Prevention Council and Wake County
||This area of the program focuses on the individual internally.
How decisions are
made; why decisions are
made; internal feelings
when making decisions; internal
strengths, talents, interests and sparks
||This area of the
program focuses on how individuals make decisions and how they reflect the
individuals with whom they share their immediate surroundings.
decisions affect the family, classroom, school and community; considering the
outcome of decisions made|
||This area of the
program focuses on identifying how one can use their talents to benefit their
future and who can assist them in realizing their ambitions, dreams and life
individuals identify a sense of future purpose (beyond 5 years); visualizing the
use of talents for the future; planning life goals, objectives and strategies
||The Summer Theme For 4-H Spaces is SPACES|
||Self- Empowerment (Inner)|
||Healthy Lifestyle Choices (Inner)|
||Positive Community Involvement (Shared)|
||Topic: Leadership (Shared)|
||Goal Setting (Inner/Shared)|
||Conflict Resolution (Outer)|
||Accepting Differences and Diversity (Outer)|
||Career and Life Planning (Inner/Shared/Outer)|
||Health and Physical Wellness (Inner/Shared/Outer)|
To refer a youth to 4-H Spaces, please use the 4-H Referral Form.
For more information on 4-H Spaces, contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
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)