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Brunswick County

Brunswick county began programming for the Spring 2019 Empowering Youth and Families Program on March 14th. This was the first family cohort to participate in EYFP in Brunswick county. Each family participates in a twelve session program that is designed to strengthen their relationships and empower them to lead community change.  Families also take part in a weekend retreat at Eastern 4-H Center in June, where they learn community action planning and create a vision for opioid misuse prevention in their community. 

Meet Our People

Mark W Blevins

Mark W Blevins, Ed.D.

County Extension Director – Agriculture Agent
  • County Director with NC Cooperative Extension for nearly 8 years.
  • Recently received his Doctorate in Agricultural and Extension Services.
  • Committed to making a positive impact in his community by working with the Empowering Youth and Families Program.
Morgan King

Morgan King

Extension Agent, 4-H Youth Development
  • 3rd year as a 4-H Youth Development Agent in Brunswick County.
  • Loves working with youth, specifically teaching leadership and STEM.
  • Enjoys traveling, reading, and spending time outdoors.
Angie Lawrence

Angie Lawrence

Program Associate, 4-H Youth Development
  • A wife, mother, sister, nana, daughter, mentor, and friend.
  • Has a heart for helping others discover their full potential so that these friends, family, students, etc. can help others.
  • Has served youth and adults through the NC Cooperative Extension’s 4-H program in Brunswick County for 13 years.
  • Healthy Living is her passion.
  • Driven by helping others discover skills and knowledge so that they might have the desire to have a healthy mind, body, and soul at a young age and encouraging them to share this knowledge.
Haylee Allen

Haylee Allen

Program Assistant, Empowering Youth and Families Program
  • 13+ years working in the Human Services field with youth and adults, ages 5+
  • Certified Alcohol & Drug Counselor with the North Carolina Substance Abuse Professional Practice Board
  • BA in Psychology with a minor in Criminal Justice from North Carolina Wesleyan College; currently pursuing a graduate degree in Social Work
  • Born in Wilmington, NC, Haylee is passionate about promoting substance use prevention and building community resilience in her native southeastern North Carolina.
Allison Campbell

Allison Campbell

  • A health educator at Brunswick County Health Services
  • Graduated from UNC Charlotte in 2012 with a BA in Communication Studies
  • Has worked in public health for 2.5 years
  • Favorite part about her job is working with others and learning about the community.
  • Enjoys going to the beach and spending time with her family and friends.
Kwanisha Jenkins

Kwanisha Jenkins

  • Expanded Food and Nutrition Educator for adults in the Brunswick County Cooperative Extension Office.
  • Has two beautiful smart little girls ages 6 and 2.
  • Children are her passion, and anything and everything about children just makes her heart happy.
  • Loves working for Extension because it allows her to lend a helping hand in her community.
Alicia Jenkins

Alicia Jenkins

  • FCS agent in Brunswick County.
  • Bachelor’s in Social Work and a Master’s in Public Administration.
  • Believes herself to be a natural born social worker, trying to help people whenever and however she can.
  • An educator at heart and takes pride in spreading her knowledge and helping others learn something new.

Program Contact Information

EYFP PA – Haylee Allen

  • 25 Referendum Dr., Bolivia, NC 28422
  • Office: 910-253-2597
  • hballen2@ncsu.edu