Utah Teen Gives New Meaning to Lending a Hand

Joseph Huff is not your average teen when it comes to technology. Inspired by his local 4‑H STEM club, an affinity for computer science, his mentor and classes he took on 3D printing, he has been lending a hand — literally — to those in need of prosthetics. Getting Inspired At age nine, Joseph took…

October 10, 2018 11:54 AM
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October 10, 2018 11:54 AM

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Juntos 4-H Program Helps NYC Teen Prepare for Her Future

Patricia is a 16-year-old 4‑H’er from New York City who is passionate about the performing arts. She is also a proud American with Dominican heritage, who grew up speaking Spanish with her family.  She has always valued her education and earned good grades, but for a long time her parents didn’t involve themselves with school.…

October 2, 2018 12:00 PM
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October 2, 2018 12:00 PM

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Double-down on STEM excitement for this year’s 4-H National Youth Science Day

In addition to being hotspots for positive youth development and a great place for young people to practice their leadership skills, afterschool programs are a natural space to provide engaging, hands-on science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) learning experiences. Because so many afterschool programs make STEM learning a priority – and so many programs want to offer…

September 27, 2018 1:56 PM
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September 27, 2018 1:56 PM

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4-H Mentoring Program Gives Texas Teen Her Voice

Jewelianna, a 16-year-old 4‑H’er from San Antonio, Texas, is outgoing, well-spoken and often surrounded by a big group of friends at Harlandale High School.  In many ways, this smiling, ambitious young woman is unrecognizable from who she was just three years ago. In middle school Jewelianna was introverted and self-conscious; she didn’t participate in any…

September 24, 2018 12:00 PM
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September 24, 2018 12:00 PM

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A New Way to Do 4-H National Youth Science Day

We are in the 11th year of 4‑H National Youth Science Day, and this year’s event will be unlike anything we’ve seen in past years! This year’s 4‑H NYSD explores the world of computer science (CS) with the 2018 challenge, Code Your World. Co-developed by West Virginia University Extension and Google, Code Your World is…

August 21, 2018 12:10 PM
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August 21, 2018 12:10 PM

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Addressing Food Access and Security with 4-H Alum Lazarus Lynch

As a longtime 4‑H’er from Montgomery County, Maryland, I have played an active role in the 4‑H community. I joined at around 6 or 7 years old in an aerospace engineering club and now serve as a member of the Maryland 4‑H State Council, and hoping to do more within both 4‑H and my community.…

July 2, 2018 3:05 PM
4-H TodayHealthy Living

July 2, 2018 3:05 PM

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4-H Youth in Action: A Responsibility to Reach Out to My Community

The smiles on the faces of the children I work with is reward enough, but receiving the 4‑H Youth in Action Healthy Living Pillar Award was incredibly humbling and inspiring. I’m grateful to live in a community, state, and country that supports youth leaders with such tenacity and strength as National 4‑H Council. Being a…

June 11, 2018 2:18 PM
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June 11, 2018 2:18 PM

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4-H Youth in Action: An Experience of Value

I applied for the 4‑H Youth in Action Award through the strong encouragement of my older sister. We started 4‑H together, so it felt fitting that she was also involved in one of my biggest attempts within it. When I found out I was a finalist, I felt floored. The finalist call left me flabbergasted.…

May 29, 2018 3:59 PM
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May 29, 2018 3:59 PM

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4-H'er Addresses the Impact Social Media has on Mental Health

In a generation fueled by the advancement of technology, we experience social and emotional learning unlike anyone before us! While before, behavior was almost completely a product of one’s surroundings, today, we can absorb a demeanor that is entirely foreign to our community. We are like sponges to the world around us! Social media has…

May 25, 2018 9:01 AM
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May 25, 2018 9:01 AM

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4-H Youth in Action: Using My Voice to Encourage and Advocate for Youth

Imagine laying on your bed while watching television and moments later you get a phone call that would change your life forever. It’s a scenario that happened to me, and I could not be more thankful that it did! I answered hesitantly, as it was a number I did not recognize. When I answered, it…

May 16, 2018 9:52 AM
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May 16, 2018 9:52 AM

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