4-H Expert Series: Michael Snyder, 4-H Alumnus and Co-Founder of Made In Space, on the making of a STEM leader yesterday, today and tomorrow

How does 4‑H grow leaders? By providing a kid with the tools needed to teach innovation in their community. By fostering personal attributes like confidence, determination and drive. By planting the seed of an idea that tells a young person that they are capable of doing anything. All of these things, and so much more,…

February 22, 2018 1:46 PM
Pledge to YouthSTEMAlumni

February 22, 2018 1:46 PM

Pledge to YouthSTEMAlumni

4-H Youth in Action: Year in the Life of a 4-H STEM Youth Spokesperson

Looking back, 2017 has certainly been a whirlwind of excitement. I’ve traveled to both coasts of the United States, spoken at incredible STEM events with some of the most influential people I’ve ever met in my life, and continued to do what I love, sharing my passion for learning. I started off my year as…

February 22, 2018 12:58 PM
STEM

February 22, 2018 12:58 PM

STEM

4-H Prepares Kids for Future STEM Careers

Employment in STEM is growing, and 4‑H is preparing today’s generation for these opportunities. I had the opportunity to partner with Click2Science to share the importance of preparing our students for a future STEM career.  

February 5, 2018 1:05 PM
Pledge to YouthPartnershipsSTEM

February 5, 2018 1:05 PM

Pledge to YouthPartnershipsSTEM

4-H Expert Series: Jill Soltau, 4-H alumna, and President and CEO of JOANN, on empowering the next generation of makers

Education continues to dominate the national conversation, and there are many perspectives on how we equip students with the skills they need to succeed. We know now that not all students learn the same way, and we should also remember that learning isn’t contained within a classroom. As a 4‑H alumna, I know this organization…

February 1, 2018 9:54 AM
Pledge to Youth

February 1, 2018 9:54 AM

Pledge to Youth

4-H Celebrates 1890 Land-Grant Universities

In 2015, National 4‑H Council joined colleges and universities across the country to celebrate a significant milestone in the history of Cooperative Extension. It marked the 125th anniversary of the second signing of the Morrill Act of 1890. Events commemorating the Act were held locally and nationally, including 1890 Wellness Walks and ceremonies, a National…

February 1, 2018 9:00 AM
4-H Today

February 1, 2018 9:00 AM

4-H Today

4-H Expert Series: The 4-H Youth Futures program is building the futures of youth through mentoring

When I think of mentoring and what the relationship means, there’s one particular word that I feel is at the core of why any mentorship exists: Future. Both the mentor and mentee build a relationship in the hopes of improving or positively affecting the other’s future. They share or grow a common bond/interest that could…

January 30, 2018 11:24 AM
Pledge to Youth

January 30, 2018 11:24 AM

Pledge to Youth

4-H Mentoring: Texas 4-H Mentees Serve Those Who Served our Country

“For my club, my community, my country, and my world.” For every 4‑H program or club, this final line of the 4‑H Pledge is at the forefront of their learning and experiences. For the 4‑H National Mentoring Program implemented by Texas A&M University Extension, there is an emphasis on “country,” particularly with regards to those…

January 25, 2018 10:05 AM
4-H TodayCitizenship

January 25, 2018 10:05 AM

4-H TodayCitizenship

4-H Expert Series: Jim Antal, Associate Administrator at OJJDP, on the impact of mentoring on youth, families & community

“Mentors are an integral part of 4‑H.” This particular statement rings true for the 4‑H National Mentoring Program. Funded by the Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention (OJJDP), the program provides training and mentoring in one-on-one and group settings, with a goal to “reduce juvenile delinquency, drug abuse, truancy, and other problems and high-risk…

January 25, 2018 7:46 AM
Pledge to YouthPartnerships

January 25, 2018 7:46 AM

Pledge to YouthPartnerships

4-H Mentoring: Virginia Mentees and Families Serve the Community

When families come together, communities can reap the benefits. That’s what happened when the Danville 4‑H Center in Virginia held a Family Night Out that doubled as a community service project. As a part of the Youth and Families with Purpose (YFP) program (part of the 4‑H National Mentoring Program), mentors joined youth mentees and…

January 17, 2018 7:19 PM
4-H TodayHealthy LivingCitizenship

January 17, 2018 7:19 PM

4-H TodayHealthy LivingCitizenship

4-H Mentoring: South Carolina Puts Family First

In partnership with the Catawba Cultural Center, Clemson University Extension helped young people put family and culture first. Through the National Mentoring Program of South Carolina 4‑H, mentors, mentees and their families came together for a Family Night Out event to celebrate “Family Traditions & Rituals.” During the eventful night, attendees learned valuable lessons about…

January 17, 2018 12:03 PM
4-H Today

January 17, 2018 12:03 PM

4-H Today