Lauren Hardin, a 4-H’er from Duplin Count,y attended the fourth annual North Carolina Association of County Commissioners (NCACC) Youth Summit, which was held in Greensboro, Aug. 23-24.
North Carolina 4-H and the North Carolina Cooperative Extension Service partnered for the fourth year with the NCACC on a multi-year initiative to increase youth involvement in county government. This initiative aims to overcome the mindset that many youth are disengaged and lack trust in government.
Hardin is the 14-year-old daughter of David and Angela Hardin of Clinton and a freshman at Clinton High School. She has been an active 4-H’er for nine years and is currently the North Carolina 4-H Southeast District’s secretary-treasurer.
On Oct. 21, she will be on the agenda to speak about her Youth Summit experience at the Duplin County Board of Commissioners meeting.
Over 100 youth and adults from 74 counties in North Carolina attended this event. The event is sponsored and supported by the North Carolina Association of County Commissioners
For more information on the 4-H program in Duplin County, please contact Bridget Huffman, Duplin County 4-H Agent at 910-296-2143.
The 4-H program is the youth education program of North Carolina Cooperative Extension, based at North Carolina State and North Carolina A&T State universities. More than 237,590 young people ages 5 through 18 participate in North Carolina 4-H activities each year with the help of 20,780 adult and youth volunteers.