Mecklenburg County 4-H Spring 2020 Programs

— Written By Rachelle Purnell
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Throughout the year, 4-H will offer a variety of classes, workshops, and tours that we call Special Interest (SPIN) Programs. All youth, not just 4-H club members, are invited to participate in Special Interest Programs, and we find this is one of the greatest ways for young people to learn all about 4-H. Special Interest Programs are short-term and focus on a specific content area. The cost of each special interest program depends on the cost of materials and any fees assigned to the activity are set to cover the cost of supplies for the program. In some cases, donors or grants may fund supplies, which reduces the class fee or makes them free! To keep informed of special interest programs throughout the year, contact the Mecklenburg County 4-H staff to be added to our Email List. Workshops that are offered will be developed for a specific age group,  and only youth in that age range will be allowed to participate. Class size is usually limited, and pre-registration is ALWAYS required. You can register via Eventbrite by clicking the link for the class you are interested in! If you have any questions please contact Rachelle Purnell or Catherine Daniels at 704-336-2082. Please see list below for the Spring 2020 opportunities:

Date Session Age Location Time Cost
March 2, 2020 Public Speaking (6 sessions on Mondays) 9- 13 N.C. Cooperative Extension of Mecklenburg County office 5–6 p.m. Free
March 4, 2020 4-H DIY Craftmaking 9-13 N.C. Cooperative Extension of Mecklenburg County office 2–4 p.m. Free
March 24, 2020 National Ag Day “Pizza Farm” 8-12 N.C. Cooperative Extension of Mecklenburg County office 5–6:30 p.m. Free
April 29, 2020 Spa & Relaxation 4-H Style! 9-13 N.C. Cooperative Extension of Mecklenburg County office 2–4 p.m. $8 per participant

*Note: The detailed schedule for the Public Speaking SPIN Club is as follows:

March 2 from 5 to 6 p.m.: Pick A Speech, Any Speech

March 9 from 5 to 6 p.m.: It’s All In The Delivery: Elements of A Good Speech

March 16 from 5 to 6 p.m.: Power of the Written Word

March 23 from 5 to 6 p.m.: Talking On The Fly- Impromptu

April 6 from 5 to 6 p.m.: It’s In The Bag: Giving A Demonstration

April 25 from noon to 3 p.m.:It’s ShowTime- Giving A Speech & Wrap Up Celebration

The 6-week Public Speaking Special Interest (SPIN) Club is help students ages 9-14 prepare for District Activity Day (DAD) presentation competitions. Participation in the Public Speaking SPIN Club is not required to compete in DAD, but is highly encouraged! Please contact the 4-H Staff to register for DAD.