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Carteret County

Carteret County began programming for the Spring 2019 Empowering Youth and Families Program on February 14th. This was the first family cohort to participate in EYFP in Carteret 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

Shawn Banks

Shawn Banks

County Extension Director – Horticulture Agent
  • County Extension Director in Carteret County
  • Has four children who are all adults who are a functioning part of society
  • Areas of responsibility in the county include Community Resource Development and Agriculture.
Coleman Becton

Coleman Becton

Extension Agent, 4-H Youth Development
  • Raised in Lenoir County
  • Alumna of NC State University with a Bachelor’s Degree in Animal Science.
  • Taught in the Public School System for just over 10 years before becoming a 4-H Agent.
  • Enjoys watching football and baseball, kayaking and spending time with son.
Stephanie Stevenson

Stephanie Stevenson

Extension Agent, Family and Consumer Sciences
  • From Rocky Mount, NC, originally
  • Bachelor’s degree in Public Health from East Carolina University
  • Enjoys informing people about community health issues and how to live a healthy lifestyle!
  • Lives currently in Morehead City and enjoys going to the beach with her two dogs.
Lee Stiles

Lee Stiles

Program Assistant, Empowering Youth and Families Program
  • From Beaufort and resides in Morehead City
  • Working on completion of an Associate Degree in Human Services Technology at Carteret Community College and plans to pursue a Bachelor’s Degree in 2020
  • Enjoys playing basketball, writing poetry, and attending Bible study
  • Interesting fact about me, I’m a licensed minister and community outreach facilitator in my spare time!

Program Contact Information

EYFP PA – Lee Stiles

  • 303 College Cir., Morehead City, NC 28557
  • 252-222-6352 (office)
  • lastiles@ncsu.edu