In May, Black Mountain Home signed a long-term lease with the State of North Carolina to begin using the former 4-H property across the street from the Home off Lake Eden Road.
Plans for the 106-acre tract include a variety of vocational programs intended to help older youth gain job skills and earn a living wage. The property includes a dining hall with commercial and training kitchens; eight camp cottages; a lodge; and a variety of outbuildings. Programs for older youth could include:
Building & grounds with auto mechanics;
Hospitality and housekeeping; and
Recreation and outdoors.
Information about new programming and a campaign to help meet the needs of older youth seeking vocational training will be announced soon.