Pender County 4-H’ers Attend Teen Retreat

4-H’ers from Pender County attended the Southeast District Teen Retreat March 9-10th.  The retreat was held at the New Hanover County Cooperative Extension Center in Wilmington, NC.  This event is designed for youth ages 13 to 18 and focuses on building leadership and life skills.  Pender County 4-H’ers joined with 87 youth and 4-H professionals representing 12 counties at the teen retreat.

4-H’ers who attended from Pender County included Anastasiya Pylypenko, Ashley Oyler, Arnell Lewis, and Austin Murray.  While at teen retreat, participants engaged in workshops that focused on teambuilding, leadership skills, social media safety, personality traits, and substance abuse prevention.

For more information on the 4-H program in Pender County, please contact Lauren Langley, 4-H Extension Agent at 910-259-1235 or


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