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4‑H at Home: Virtual 4‑H Camp, Painting & Chemical Reactions

This week, 4‑H introduces activities from the new Virtual 4‑H Camp! Visit the links to learn more about the activity and check back every Monday for new ideas and hands-on, educational resources for all young people. Paint a Rainforest Recommended age: Grades 3-8 Courtesy of Utah State University, Utah 4‑H In this activity, kids will…

4‑H Expert Series: Cultivating Diversity and Inclusion in Agriculture

Throughout my career, I’ve had the pleasure of partnering with and supporting organizations whose missions are to advance learning, opportunities and innovation in various industries. And within those organizations are fearless leaders whose passion runs deep. One organization that comes to mind is the Cultivating Change Foundation (CCF). CCF is a nonprofit that was founded…

Blue Ribbons and Breaking Through Obstacles: What Carla Hall Learned in 4‑H

Carla Hall has popped up in pop culture so much over the last decade that you might not remember exactly where you first saw her. Maybe it was one of her two turns on “Top Chef,” or maybe it was on the daytime talk show “The Chew,” which she co-hosted for eight years. It could…
Two solar engineers inspecting solar panels

13 Great STEM Careers in Rural Areas

Think you have to live in a big city to have a career in STEM (science, technology, engineering, and math)? Think again. Rural areas are experiencing shortages of qualified STEM workers who can provide vital services to often under-resourced areas. Whether you want to work with computers, nature or animals, these are only a few…

4‑H at Home: Helpers, Heroes & History

This week, kids will discover lessons in geocaching and gardening! Visit the links to learn more about the activity and check back every Monday for new ideas and hands-on, educational resources for all young people. Superhero Selfie Recommended Age: Grades Pre-K-12 Courtesy of Louisiana State University, Louisiana 4‑H What are the powers of your favorite…

Youth Empowerment Series: The Importance of Education Equity

The passion and drive of young people to create change, lead in their field of interest, and support their communities should be recognized and celebrated. That’s why it’s a priority for me to uplift their voices by sharing their stories and work. Every month, I will have conversations with young alumni and 4‑H’ers in my…

4 for 4: Gordon Gee, President of West Virginia University

In this week’s “4 for 4” interview, I chat with Dr. E. Gordon Gee—proud Utah 4‑H alumnus and president of West Virginia University—on the future of education post-COVID-19.   You have held more university presidencies than any other American according to Wikipedia. So, looking back on your life’s journey, what or who stands out for…

4‑H at Home: DNA, Fruit Batteries and Water Camp

Kids will discover a passion for STEM with this week’s lessons in DNA, fruit batteries and water! Visit the links to learn more about the activity and check back every Monday for new ideas and hands-on, educational resources for all young people. Science Bug Recommend age: Grades Pre-K-5 Courtesy of HughesNet and 2018 4‑H Youth…
4-H youth working on a computer science project

How Teens Are Coping with the COVID-19 Pandemic

A new survey shows that teen mental health has suffered from social distancing and the widespread uncertainty brought by the coronavirus outbreak. The survey, commissioned by National 4‑H Council and conducted by the Harris Poll, reveals the majority of teens are experiencing mental health issues right now — and are often unsure of where to turn…

4 for 4: Wade Miquelon, President and CEO of JOANN Stores

Since joining National 4‑H Council 14 years ago, I’ve had the honor of meeting and building relationships with 4‑H alumni and supporters who are serving and leading with purpose. I thought now would be a great opportunity to reconnect with my colleagues for a new virtual series, 4 for 4. 4 questions. The concept of…

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