United States
1960
  • 4-H began the transition from school-based clubs to community-based clubs.
  • The last regional 4-H camp for African-Americans was held in Washington, D.C.
1961
4-H club astronomy demonstration
  • The National Science Foundation gave a grant for a science program within 4-H.
1962
  • The first African-Americans participated in the National 4-H Conference and Report to the Nation.
1966
  • The first national workshop was held on how to expand participation of rural and urban disadvantaged youth in 4-H programs.
1970
  • The second drive for the 4-H Development Fund was held to support camping, scholarships, awards, and the IFYE program.
North Carolina
1960s
  • 4-H Programs expanded to include urban youth, reflecting the declining rural population in the state.
  • Home Demonstration work changed its focus from farmwomen to low-income families in the state.
1963
Aerial view of the Betsy-Jeff Penn 4-H Educational Center
  • L. R. Harrill retired after forty-one years working with 4-H.
  • Home Demonstration changed its name to Home Economics.
1965
  • 4-H clubs officially desegregated at the state level, although it happened later in the local clubs.
1966
  • Home Economics clubs officially desegregated, and the two associations were joined and renamed the North Carolina Extension Homemakers Association (later renamed North Carolina Extension Association of Family and Consumer Sciences).
1968
  • State 4-H Club Week was renamed State 4-H Congress.
1969
  • The Expanded Food and Nutrition Education Program (EFNEP) was started in Home Economics to help improve the nutrition of low-income families.
1978
  • Home economics became a department under the North Carolina Cooperative Extension Service at North Carolina State University. It was renamed the Family and Consumer Sciences Department in 1995.
Timeline based on sources listed in annotated bibliography.
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