RALEIGH — A delegate of Bladen County 4-H members recently attended 4-H Citizenship North Carolina Focus, which was held in Raleigh.
The Bladen County delegate returned home from three days in which more than 120 youth and adults representing 48 4-H programs across the state gathered to exchange ideas, gain knowledge and learn through hands on experiences about the importance of being an active and engaged citizen.
Allayah Jarmon represented Bladen County at the June 12-14 conference. Jarmon is a member of the Downeast 4-H Club that meets in Carver’s Creek. She currently serves as photographer of the Bladen County 4-H County Council.
Through various conference sessions and facilitated discussions, delegates like Jarmon learned and shared information related to local, state and national government as well as learned how they could make an impact in the area of citizenship. The event culminated with delegates traveling to the Legislative Building in Raleigh to meet with their elected officials and their staff. Jarmon and Bladen County 4-H Agent Stacie Kinlaw visited with Sen. Bill Rabon of Southport and Rep. William Brisson of Dublin. The pair also got to shake hands with Bladen County native Senator Danny Britt while touring the general assembly.
The 4-H Citizenship North Carolina Focus is sponsored by North Carolina’s Electric Cooperatives. North Carolina 4-H is Cooperative Extension’s youth development program.
For information on this event or other 4-H programs, contact Stacie Kinlaw, 4-H agent in Bladen County. at 910-862-4591.