Distinguished Retail Industry Leader Re-elected to National 4‑H Council Board of Trustees

National 4‑H Council has announced the re-election of a new Trustee to its Board of Trustees, which comes as the Board strives to engage alumni, increase investment in 4‑H and reach millions more young people with a 4‑H experience.

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National 4‑H Council, American Farm Bureau Federation Establish Partnership to Promote Agriculture Education and Connect Young People to Careers of Tomorrow

Leaders of National 4‑H Council and the American Farm Bureau Federation today announced a newly established partnership during the signing of a memorandum of understanding between the two groups.

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National 4‑H Council Awarded $7 Million to Support 4‑H National Mentoring Program

The Department of Justice’s Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention (OJJDP) has awarded a $7 million grant to National 4‑H Council in support of the 4‑H National Mentoring Program.

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Walmart Foundation Lends Support to National 4‑H Council

National 4‑H Council announced it has been awarded a grant from the Walmart Foundation for $2,500,000 to deliver 4‑H Healthy Living experiences under the YOUTH VOICE: YOUTH CHOICE program.

The 2016-2017 grant expands Youth Voice: Youth Choice programming from 26 to 32 states and will reach more than 134,000 under-served youth and their families, encouraging them to take action to improve dietary choices, increase physical fitness and share information regarding locally available healthy living resources. The grant includes targeted outreach to Hispanic and African American youth and this year will expand culturally relevant programs to Native American youth.

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National 4‑H Council and Disney Conservation Fund Inspire 10,000 Urban Youth to Become Next Generation of Conservation Leaders

Kids are spending less time outdoors today. In fact, a new study estimates that the average child spends less than an hour outdoors each day. To combat this trend, National 4‑H Council will engage more than 10,000 urban youth to increase the time kids spend in nature through the 4‑H Connecting Youth to Nature (4‑H CYN) program. Disney Conservation Fund has supported 4‑H CYN for the past three years to bring youth into nature through programming that introduces them to local ecosystems and hands-on experiences. Connecting Youth to Nature also helps children develop a lasting interest in protecting and caring for the environment.

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National 4‑H Council Awarded Youth Wellness Grant by Target

National 4‑H Council announced it has been awarded a grant from Target Corporation (NYSE: TGT) for $100,000 as part of Target’s ongoing youth wellness efforts. The grant will engage more than 750 youth and their family members in the greater Chicago area in the 4‑H Food Smart Families program.

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Youth to Explore Drones in World's Largest Youth-Led Engineering Design Challenge

Drones are revolutionizing the way we work and play, whether you are a filmmaker looking for the perfect aerial shot, a rescue worker mapping damage from natural disaster or a farmer determining how to increase crop yield. As drones play an increasingly important role in the world around us, 4‑H National Youth Science Day (4‑H NYSD) 2016 introduces youth to the burgeoning field of drones in a hands-on, interactive design challenge.

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Survey shows American youth feel today's leaders have a different agenda: they lack skills to lead themselves

As the presidential election hoists leadership to the forefront of national dialogue, a new survey asks America’s youth to weigh in on the topic – finding that today’s leaders are believed to have their own agendas and demonstrate weak leadership. Additionally, young people would like better preparation as leaders.

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Top Business & Education Leaders Elected to National 4‑H Council Board of Trustees

National 4‑H Council announced today the election of a new chairman and three new elections to its Board of Trustees. “We are honored to welcome these leaders to help guide and further National 4‑H Council’s goals of increasing investment and participation in high-quality 4‑H programs,” said Jennifer Sirangelo, president & CEO, National 4‑H Council. “This is an exciting time as the Board embarks on an ambitious plan to help reach millions more youth with the power of a 4‑H experience,” said Sirangelo.

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Kids Celebrate Motion Commotion for World's Largest Youth-Led Science Experiment

Hundreds of thousands of youth across the United States, and some globally, are conducting the world’s largest, youth-led science experiment as part of 4‑H National Youth Science Day (4‑H NYSD) which launched today in communities across the nation.

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STEM Experts Join 4‑H National Youth Science Day and Panel On Demystifying STEM

An NFL player-turned-NASA astronaut and an Emmy Award-winning tech TV host will join hundreds of thousands of young people across the nation for the world’s largest, youth-led science experiment. The former astronaut, Leland Melvin, and the TV and digital lifestyle expert, Mario Armstrong will kick off the eighth annual 4‑H National Youth Science Day (4‑H NYSD)on Wednesday, October 7, 2015.

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Filling the STEM Pipeline: National 4‑H Council and Lockheed Martin to Prepare More Diverse Youth for STEM Careers

National 4‑H Council and Lockheed Martin announced today the launch of a new national program, STEM Futures, to inspire more American youth to discover and explore career opportunities in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM). The three year, $3 million commitment will build a STEM pipeline of future scientists, engineers and community science professionals who will become the next generation of leaders at work and in their communities.

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Colleen Murray and Sean Flynn Recognized as 4‑H Youth Innovators of the Year for Excellence in STEM

National 4‑H Council and HughesNet, the nation’s #1 satellite Internet service provider from Hughes Network Systems (Hughes), announced Colleen Murray from Delaware and Sean Flynn from New York as the 4‑H Innovators of the Year. This recognition distinguishes teens who display a passion for Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM), showcase the influence that 4‑H has had on their lives and demonstrate leadership and impact in their communities.

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About 4‑H

4‑H, the nation’s largest youth development organization, grows confident young people who are empowered for life today and prepared for career tomorrow. 4‑H programs empower nearly six million young people across the U.S. through experiences that develop critical life skills. 4‑H is the youth development program of our nation’s Cooperative Extension System and USDA, and serves every county and parish in the U.S. through a network of 110 public universities and more than 3000 local Extension offices. Globally, 4‑H collaborates with independent programs to empower one million youth in 50 countries. The research-backed 4‑H experience grows young people who are four times more likely to contribute to their communities; two times more likely to make healthier choices; two times more likely to be civically active; and two times more likely to participate in STEM programs.

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