2017 4-H Youth in Action: Moving Forward to Inspire Others

My Youth in Action experience still seems a bit surreal to me. From walking the “green carpet” with outstanding 4‑H alum, talking with donors and the media about my experience with 4‑H, and receiving an award in Washington, D.C. at a beautiful gala – I am still amazed that for me this all started on…

April 27, 2017 12:46 PM
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April 27, 2017 12:46 PM

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2017 4-H Youth in Action: A Platform to Make an Impact

Winning the 2017 4‑H Youth in Action STEM Pillar Award is a life-changing experience. There have been so many wonderful adventures that I don’t know where to begin! The Legacy Awards dinner was awe inspiring. There were so many people who were supportive of 4‑H and its mission. Everyone was so interested in me and…

April 27, 2017 9:24 AM
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April 27, 2017 9:24 AM

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True Leaders in Service: Creating Positive Environmental Change

Our planet’s environment faces many challenges. With nearly half of the world’s population under the age of 25, we’ve reached a critical point where we must engage and activate young leaders to work together to address these issues and help ensure a sustainable future for our planet. My time as a member of the Florida…

April 18, 2017 8:48 AM
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April 18, 2017 8:48 AM

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Brand in Action: Lisa Bouillion Diaz, Illinois 4‑H

“Brand in Action” is a series of interviews with 4‑H leaders in states nationwide who are investing in the 4‑H Grows Engagement Campaign to elevate the 4‑H brand, raise resources to help grow the 4‑H program and positively impact more kids in the future. This month, we feature Lisa Bouillion Diaz, 4‑H director and assistant…

April 17, 2017 12:57 PM
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April 17, 2017 12:57 PM

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True Leaders in Service: Creating Hope and Bringing Joy to Veterans

While I may not have grown up in a “military” family, I have always been surrounded by family members who have dedicated a part of their life to serve our country in the U.S. Military. Growing up, I always heard the stories of both of my Granddads’ and my own Dad’s military adventures. Their stories…

April 13, 2017 9:29 AM
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April 13, 2017 9:29 AM

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Get Ready for the 2017 4-H National Youth Science Day Challenge: Incredible Wearables

It’s only April, and we are already getting excited for the 2017 4‑H National Youth Science Day Challenge, Incredible Wearables, which will take place October 4, 2017! This year’s challenge was developed by University of Nebraska-Lincoln and incorporates the fast-evolving field of wearable technology, teaching kids to not only use technology but create it. During…

April 11, 2017 12:26 PM
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April 11, 2017 12:26 PM

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2017 4-H Legacy Awards: Embodying the 4-H Grown Spirit

Another year, another astounding evening of impact and empowerment! If we’ve learned anything from the 4‑H Legacy Awards, it’s that our young people have a story to tell, a community to inspire, and a drive for success and service. The 2017 event was no different, as over 300 4‑H alumni, youth, educators, and supporters came…

March 22, 2017 11:48 AM
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March 22, 2017 11:48 AM

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National Ag Day: Why It’s Important for Kids to Understand Where Their Food Comes From

Agriculture is a part of all of us, and National Ag Day is a perfect time to recognize and celebrate the abundance provided by agriculture across the United States. Growing up on a farm, every day was Ag Day. Waking to the shrill crow of the rooster, I would don my denim overalls and sleepily…

March 20, 2017 3:29 PM
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March 20, 2017 3:29 PM

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2017 4-H Legacy Awards: Meet the Honorees

On March 21, National 4‑H Council will hold its 8th annual Legacy Awards in Washington, D.C., honoring and celebrating True Leaders and 4‑H Grown Alumni, and bringing together dignitaries, community leaders, entertainers and more to celebrate 4‑H and its impact. Here are the honorees and special guests that will be in attendance: The Hosts This…

March 20, 2017 12:07 PM
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March 20, 2017 12:07 PM

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4-H Alum, NASA Astronaut Encourages 4-H Kids to 'Dream Big'

“Dream big…and I mean really big!” This was 4‑H alumna Peggy Whitson’s advice to youth from the 4‑H Clubs of Houston and Hartsfield Elementary School in Texas during a twenty-minute interview on March 3rd, 2017. And such advice is not to be taken lightly when you consider that it was given by someone 250 miles…

March 7, 2017 8:38 AM
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March 7, 2017 8:38 AM

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