Featured Partner - Lockheed Martin

As a lead sponsor of 4‑H Science, Lockheed Martin has helped provide robotics curriculum and clubs to 1.8 million students since 2010. Now, even more youth will explore careers as scientists and engineers thanks to a multi-year commitment from Lockheed Martin to establish the 4‑H Career Readiness Pathway. Through the Pathway framework, 4‑H youth will explore STEM, learn the skills necessary for success, gain practice in the field, and experience these skills in action.

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4‑H Food Smart Families

4‑H Food Smart Families targets families eligible for or receiving SNAP benefits.  This program is designed to provide kids and families the skills they need to eat healthier today and tomorrow.  Through hands on experience with budgeting and cooking nutritious foods, low-income families learn how to stretch limited resources while also making mealtime fun. Together, we are reaching families who need it most with the resources and skills they need to create more food secure homes.

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Youth Voice: Youth Choice

Youth Voice Youth Choice delivers culturally relevant health and nutrition programming to more than 130,000 youth and families across the country annually. Led in partnership with over 2,500 Teen Health Ambassadors, this program drives life-changing impact with diverse young people.  Among other impact measures, 80 percent of youth report at least one behavior change in eating more nutritiously and 65% eat at least one meal a day with their families.

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4‑H STEM Futures

In 2015, we began piloting 4‑H STEM Futures, a program designed to connect all youth to the 4‑H Career Pathway, particularly focusing on underrepresented minority youth and girls. Key elements of the 4‑H STEM Futures program include: (1) high-quality STEM education with tracks that range from robotics to environmental science; (2) business partnerships to demonstrate real STEM leaders in action and open doors for mentorship; and (3) deployment of community partnerships in order to reach new and diverse youth not yet connected to 4‑H.

Causes Marketing Opportunities & Sample Programs

At 4‑H, we believe in the power of young people to make a difference. We are America’s largest youth development organization, empowering almost six million kids a year with the skills to lead for a lifetime. And, with an alumni audience of 25 million and partnerships with state universities in all 50 states and programs in every county in America, the 4‑H brand has power in the marketplace.

Research clearly shows that American demand for cause is stronger than ever. Here are some statistics and reports that shed light on doing well by doing good.

Clover Campaign

4‑H’s Clover Campaign is a proven effective way for companies to create significant awareness about their investment in youth and invite their consumers to join them in supporting 4‑H by giving $1 at check-out in-store and online. What sets 4‑H’s Clover Campaign apart from other national point of sale campaigns is that the majority of funds stay in the communities in which they are raised.

4‑H’s premier Clover Campaign partner, Tractor Supply Company, generates $2 million annually through a 12-day Clover Campaign each spring and fall.

Social Media Campaigns

With an audience of 700,000 social media followers, 4‑H has digital influence. Working with our cause marketing partners to identify and advance mutually beneficial objectives, 4‑H produces highly engaging and meaningful social media campaigns.

Sponsored campaigns have included 4‑H GROWS, an alumni identification campaign that invited states to compete for STEM grants based on the number of alumni acquired during the campaign period. 4‑H’s latest social media campaign is “SHOUT-OUT #TrueLeaders” — a simple yet powerful way to leverage social media to “SHOUT-OUT” kids who take responsibility in their lives and communities, who have the courage to try something new, who dare to fail and who never give up. Through sponsorship, partners can incentivize adults for recognizing the young leaders in their lives.

Grow True Leaders Partners

4‑H launched a national campaign, Grow True Leaders, to give youth a voice and grow from reaching six million youth to ten million youth annually by 2025.  Companies that sign on as Grow True Leaders partners have access to engaging campaign assets to create awareness for their investment in youth.  Campaign assets include resources such as digital and print ads, videos, photography and messaging.  Visit our Karo Syrup partner page.

Strategic Alliance Partners

  • 4‑H Million Trees Project
  • Botanical Society of America
  • Conrad Foundation
  • International Society of Technology Educators
  • My College Options
  • National Association of Rocketry
  • National Center for Women & Information Technology
  • National Geographic Education Foundation
  • National Girls Collaborative Project
  • Pulse of the Planet
  • The National Off-Highway Vehicle Conservation Council
  • US FIRST Robotics
  • USA Science & Engineering Festival

Growing True Leaders in Partnership

America’s leading corporations find that partnering with 4‑H, the largest youth development organization, is good business. With locations in every county and parish across the country serving 6 million young people, 4‑H provides opportunities for companies to support the communities where their employees and customers live and work. In addition, with social media channels that reach 700,000 youth, families, volunteers and educators, we have the capacity to tell the impactful story of our partnership.

To learn more about how 4‑H is growing true leaders in STEM, healthy living, citizenship and food & agriculture, please watch our new, 60 second video.

For more information on corporate partnerships, please contact Heather Elliott , VP Development at 301-792-1023.

4‑H signature program areas drive impact for kids through in-school programs, after-school programs, camps and 4‑H clubs.

Each year, 4‑H STEM and agriculture programs help 4‑H youth conduct more than 5 million science projects in areas such as coding, robotics, agri-science and environmental science.

4‑H citizenship programs develop help youth become well-informed citizens involved in their communities while teaching leadership and decision-making skills.

4‑H healthy living programs teach youth how to make positive, healthy choices and balance physical and emotional health.

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Partner Toolkit

To get involved, download the 4‑H Grow True Leaders campaign partner toolkit and contact us to customize activation to meet your business goals.

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