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National 4‑H Council Appoints Human Resources Executive Shawnda H. Howard as Vice President, People and Culture

By National 4-H Council | August 8, 2022

CHEVY CHASE, MD. (August 8, 2022) – Today, National 4-H Council announced the appointment of Shawnda H. Howard as Vice President, People and Culture, leading the organization’s human resources department. Howard brings more than 20 years of cross-sector experience in human resources leadership and strategic business partner roles across a variety of HR functions for…

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4‑H Lead to Change Projects Design Local Solutions for Communities

By National 4-H Council | June 30, 2022

4-H empowers youth with the skills they need to become leaders and positive disruptors in their communities. Through events such as the National 4-H Youth Summit on Agriscience, we ignite within every 4-H’er the desire and drive to do more. This year, 19 delegations made up of youth participants that attended the Summit, in partnership…

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Nature’s Path to Improved Youth Mental Health

By National 4-H Council | May 23, 2022

It’s no secret that spending time outdoors has many health benefits. Access to nature is associated with lower levels of stress, anxiety, and sadness. Young people especially have much to gain from the benefits of nature.

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What I Wish People Knew

By National 4-H Council | May 16, 2022

A worldwide organization unlike any other, 4-H is unique. Over 6 million teens and youth of every imaginable background make 4-H what it is, each one of them with their own story. WIWPK is a place to capture their experiences, their challenges, their vision, their success. A 4-H advocate for teen mental health, Mayyadah believes…

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Making the Impossible Possible

By Dhruv Rebba | May 16, 2022

I walked through a dirt road riddled with potholes. To my left, I saw a deserted primary school with a collapsed foundation. To my right, I gazed upon a medical clinic that is almost always empty and void of a doctor. I look at homes on the street, many of which are small amid a…

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National 4‑H Council Survey Shows Gen Z is United on Addressing Climate Change

By National 4-H Council | April 12, 2022

Data reveals that Gen Z is worried yet optimistic about the future of the planet, believe it’s critical to address now or will lead to global political instability CHEVY CHASE, MD (April 13, 2022) – A new survey by National 4-H Council and the Harris Poll exploring teens’ perceptions and attitudes about the environment found…

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Leslie Coleman, VP, Head of Equity, Diversity and Inclusion, Nutrien, is Elected to National 4‑H Council’s Board of Trustees

By National 4-H Council | March 29, 2022

National 4-H Council is pleased to announce the election of Leslie Coleman, Vice President, Head of Equity, Diversity and Inclusion, Nutrien, to its Board of Trustees. Coleman was unanimously elected during National 4-H Council’s Board meeting in Tucson, Arizona on March 23.

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Brianna Attey Mouanjo on Vulnerability and Freedom

By Brianna Attey Mouanjo | March 16, 2022

As the firstborn child of two Cameroonian immigrants the path of my life has been an immovable blueprint, a vicarious manifestation of my parent’s dreams. Go to school, graduate with high marks, become a doctor, support the family, and set the precedent for those who come after you. Being inept and failing is not an…

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Dr. Carrie Castille, USDA-NIFA’s First Female Director

By Dr. Carrie Castille | March 16, 2022

Growing up in a small, rural Louisiana town surrounded by agriculture, I was reminded of the value and importance of the industry every day. There’s no doubt in my mind that I would not be the person that I am today, and in the role that I am in, had it not been for 4-H….

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