Introducing the 2017 4-H Youth in Action Awards Recipients

National 4‑H Council is proud to announce the recipients of the 2017 4‑H Youth in Action Awards. These four young people exemplify the life skills 4‑H’ers are mastering across the country and the types of lasting impact 4‑H’ers are having in their families and their communities. It is our honor to formally introduce these True…

February 21, 2017 9:38 AM

February 21, 2017 9:38 AM

Brand in Action: Brett Schomer, Montana 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 young people. This month, we feature Brett Schomer, program and events coordinator at the Montana…

February 15, 2017 3:38 PM
4-H Today4-H Professionals

February 15, 2017 3:38 PM

4-H Today4-H Professionals

4-H Infographic: Teens Taking the Lead on Health

From obesity to mental health, today’s teens face multiple challenges that impact their health and wellbeing not just now, but for years to come. 4‑H believes in the power of young people to take action and lead positive health outcomes in their lives and communities. Check out the newly-released infographic on the state of youth health…

February 10, 2017 11:06 AM

February 10, 2017 11:06 AM

4-H Expert Series: Regina Heyward, 4-H Alumna & SVP at Wells Fargo, on diversity and inclusion

Regina Heyward’s 4‑H experience started in a small town in Georgia, and it set her on a path that has taken her all over the world. As an expert in sustainability, Heyward works in developing nations in Europe, Asia and South America to ensure that corporations have practices in place to promote positive development. After…

February 9, 2017 12:33 PM
4-H TodayPledge to YouthAlumni

February 9, 2017 12:33 PM

4-H TodayPledge to YouthAlumni

4-H for Health: A Pledge to Greater Heart Health

February is all about hearts! Yes, Valentine’s Day is coming up, but it’s also American Heart Month. The heart is one of the most important organs in your body–you can’t live without it! Unfortunately, heart disease is the leading cause of death for both men and women. It’s about time we showed our hearts a…

February 7, 2017 9:14 AM
4-H TodayHealthy LivingAlumni

February 7, 2017 9:14 AM

4-H TodayHealthy LivingAlumni

Q&A: Former 4-H'er Tackles Bullying

The life of a teenager is a difficult one. You’re subject to the rule of parents and teachers, you have limited freedom, you’re forced to spend the majority of your life at school, and through it all, you have to figure out how to navigate the treacherous waters of social pressures and constructs. Those factors…

January 24, 2017 9:35 AM
4-H TodayHealthy LivingAlumni

January 24, 2017 9:35 AM

4-H TodayHealthy LivingAlumni

Louisiana 4-H and United Healthcare Empower Youth with Nutrition Knowledge through Food Smart Families Programming

Recently, 4‑H youth leaders in Lafayette, Louisiana, helped lead sessions with kids from nine schools focused on nutrition, smart grocery shopping, composting and other healthy living topics. The sessions were part of a United Healthcare 4‑H Food Smart Families School Garden Initiative Training. The 4‑H Food Smart Families program helps to empower families through food…

January 19, 2017 10:28 AM
4-H TodayHealthy LivingPartnerships

January 19, 2017 10:28 AM

4-H TodayHealthy LivingPartnerships

4-H Brand in Action: Michigan 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 Jamie Wilson, Communications Manager at Michigan State…

January 18, 2017 4:29 PM
4-H Professionals

January 18, 2017 4:29 PM

4-H Professionals

Be Your Family’s Healthy Living Advocate: 10 Tips to Improve Your Family’s Overall Health

Healthy choices are always easier to make when you have a strong support system. That’s one of the reasons that I launched the first-ever 4‑H Healthy Living blog: to create a platform for 4‑H’ers to share their stories and create national discussions about health. A strong support system for health starts at home and YOU…

January 17, 2017 8:33 AM
4-H TodayHealthy Living

January 17, 2017 8:33 AM

4-H TodayHealthy Living

4-H Expert Series: David A. Smith, president of Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Kansas City, on the power of mentoring

David A. Smith, president of Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Kansas City David A. Smith grew up as a member of Boys & Girls Clubs, so when he dedicated his career to youth leadership, it made sense that he would find his way back to the organization. After serving as the assistant basketball coach…

January 12, 2017 2:53 PM
4-H TodayPledge to Youth

January 12, 2017 2:53 PM

4-H TodayPledge to Youth