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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