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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4-H Youth in Action: An Experience that Changed My Life

Attending the National 4‑H Council Legacy Awards to accept the high honor of Youth in Action Award winner has been a goal of mine ever since another member of my 4‑H Club won in 2013. At the Legacy Awards, I had the opportunity to meet United States Secretary of Agriculture, Sonny Perdue, Aubrey Plaza, and…

May 15, 2018 12:45 PM
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May 15, 2018 12:45 PM

4-H Today

4-H Alumni Reflection: National 4-H Conference

National 4‑H Conference 2012 As I look back on my 4‑H career, there are certain events that stand out as being particularly impactful, and National 4‑H Conference was one of them. In honor of the 2018 National 4‑H Conference happening this week, I would like to share about my own National Conference experience. I was…

April 10, 2018 7:25 AM
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April 10, 2018 7:25 AM

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4-H Youth POV: Experiencing Legacy Awards

Individuals from all walks of life pour into the Ritz Carlton, all united by their common love of 4‑H. From the Jennifer Sirangelo, the President & CEO of National 4‑H Council, to the young 4‑H representatives greeting, interviewing, and photographing the guests, the green carpet was brimming with outstanding 4‑H’ers, alumni, and supporters. The most…

March 29, 2018 9:41 AM
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March 29, 2018 9:41 AM

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2018 4-H Legacy Awards: Youth Take Center Stage

In its 9th year, the 4‑H Legacy Awards has continued to prove that young people will always be at the center of why we do what we do. Their stories of compassion, drive, resilience and strength remind us that without them, the future doesn’t seem as bright. Because the future is in their hands, and…

March 21, 2018 8:02 AM
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March 21, 2018 8:02 AM

4-H Today

2018 4-H Legacy Awards: Meet the Honorees

On March 20, National 4‑H Council will hold its 9th annual Legacy Awards in Washington, D.C., honoring and influencers True Leaders and 4‑H Grown Alumni, and bringing together dignitaries, community leaders, entertainers and more to celebrate 4‑H and its impact. Here are the honorees and special guests that will be in attendance: The Host This…

March 19, 2018 1:54 PM
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March 19, 2018 1:54 PM

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4-H Celebrates True Leaders in Service

Every day, 4‑H’ers across the nation pledge their hands to larger service. And every day, 4‑H’ers are rolling up their sleeves and putting their pledge into action – leading positive change that empowers their peers and their communities. This April, join 4‑H as we pledge our hands to larger service all month long! Get ready…

March 15, 2018 11:05 AM
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March 15, 2018 11:05 AM

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