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Black History Month: Elevating Future Leaders through Exposure, Education and Experience

Black History Month is not only about celebrating people and their stories, but about highlighting what so many have overcome in order for them to have a story to tell. Instances of discrimination and inequality are key moments in African American history, and those experiences were often a turning point in the personal and professional…

Celebrating the Contributions of University Leaders and Their 4‑H Stories

In 1890, the second signing of the Morrill Act established 19 Land-Grant Universities (LGUs) to provide African American students with equal learning opportunities and resources through scientific research and extension programs at higher learning institutions. Over the years, these historically black colleges and universities (HBCUs) have produced pioneers in agriculture, education, entertainment, STEM, and many…
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What Mentoring Has Meant to Me: Four Unique Types of Mentors for Growth

When I think about the various people who have influenced me on my professional journey, I’m extremely grateful for the many mentoring relationships that have helped me grow as a person and a leader. If you’re thinking about advancing your career, I encourage you to seek out different types of mentors. My relationships with advisors,…

Be a Champion, #InvestInKids

National 4‑H Council has teamed up with 12 of the nation’s leading youth programs to launch Be a Champion, #InvestInKids to raise awareness and increase support for youth programs across the country. Every day, these programs reach millions of kids across the U.S. and make a positive impact in their communities and the world around…

Youth Voices: The Benefits of the Early Stages of Mentoring

Becoming the 4‑H Youth in Action STEM Pillar and National Winner is a result of the 4‑H mentoring program I was a part of. The program taught me lessons about myself that I can confidently say made me the person I am today. My 4‑H mentoring story started when I joined the Broome County 4‑H…
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Youth Voices: The Wave of a Subconscious Ally

Young people have tremendous insight into the world around them. They pay close attention to the issues that affect them and those around them. They recognize when change is needed and are willing to do what they can to make the world around them a better place. At 4‑H, we believe in the power of…

Inspire Kids to Do™: Tips for a Healthier New Year

With the new year approaching, many people tend to make new year resolutions focused on healthy eating and habits. The problem is that they forget them by February. As a dancer, it is very important to me to take care of my body, especially during performance seasons. It is imperative that I am doing the…
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Reflecting on the Power of Purpose

I’m inspired by the many 4‑H youth I’ve seen discover their passion and turn it into purpose. Through scholarship programs like Youth in Action, collaborations such as NBC News Learn, and national initiatives like 4‑H National Youth Science Day, 4‑H’ers nationwide used these platforms to confidently share their purpose with the world.  Through Cooperative Extension’s 4‑H program,…

Inspire Kids to Do™: Kids’ Guide to Mindfulness

Encourage your kids and the entire family to pay more attention to their emotional and mental well-being. These wellness activities, from the 4‑H Inspire Kids to Do™ Healthy Living Activity Guide, are great ways to help inspire your kids how to be more aware of how they are feeling in any situation. Don’t Worry, Journal…

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