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Reflections on 9/11 and What It Means to Me Today

By Jennifer Sirangelo | September 9, 2021
On September 1, 2001, I moved to New York City to start a new job in the positive youth development field that I love so much.  Ten days later, our lives were changed by the attacks on the World Trade Center towers.  Here’s what I remember: Looking out my 10th floor apartment window in the morning and… Read More

U.S. 4‑H Members Selected for the First Global 4‑H Youth Committee

By National 4-H Council | September 6, 2021
During this year’s Global 4‑H Digital Summit, the inaugural Global 4‑H Youth Committee will be introduced, comprised of 15 young people to represent youth voices from each of the five 4‑H global regions. Among the three representing North America are two from the United States—Dylan Gentry and Katie Pascavis. Get to know the two 4‑H U.S.… Read More

5 Kid-Friendly Activities to Beat the Summer Slide

By Kittrina Thompson | August 13, 2021
There’s still time to combat the summer slide with these kid-friendly tips and activities! They’re fun, safe, and sure to keep the kids sharp as the school year draws near. Traveling Reimagined Couldn’t make that annual summer vacation this year? Now is the perfect time to learn about a place you’ve never visited before—like, say,… Read More

New Survey Shows Teens Believe Reliable Broadband is a Key Driver of Equity and Opportunity, Call for Government Action

By National 4-H Council | August 12, 2021

A new survey by National 4‑H Council, the Harris Poll, and the 4‑H Tech Changemakers coalition—comprised of Land O’Lakes, Microsoft, Tractor Supply, and Verizon—found that teens believe disparities in access to high-speed internet and digital skills are continuing to drive economic and social inequities in their communities nationwide.

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4‑H’s Dolphin Tank Experience Prepares Youth to Take Local Action

By Jennifer Grizzard Ekzarkhov | June 28, 2021
Our world needs to solve big challenges in human health, agriculture, and food, and 4‑H is playing a critical role by cultivating the next generation of leaders in the agriculture industry. After the National 4‑H Youth Summit on Agri-Science this past March, teams of youth took part in the Dolphin Tank. The Dolphin Tank”—a take… Read More
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Increasing Investment in Rural Communities

By Jennifer Sirangelo and Hal Lawton | June 2, 2021
Young people have a vision for their future that takes root in their community. The homegrown experiences and hometown connections, many of which originate in rural communities, drive their personal and career growth journey. But far too often, those rural communities are forgotten, resulting in a lack of resources for basic, yet essential, needs like… Read More

How Do You Become an Astronaut? Astronaut Peggy Whitson on Her Journey to Space

By National 4-H Council | May 20, 2021
Dr. Peggy Whitson has spent more time in space than any other American. She is the first woman to command the International Space Station, the first non-military Chief of the Astronaut Corps, and has completed 10 spacewalks – the most of any female astronaut. But before she became comfortable living in zero gravity, she had… Read More

4‑H Teens Drive Digital Inclusion in Under-Resourced Communities by Teaching Digital Employability Skills to Over 50,000 Adults

By National 4-H Council | May 17, 2021

National 4-H Council is announcing a vast expansion of its 4-H Tech Changemakers program supported by Verizon, Microsoft, Land O’Lakes, Inc. and Tractor Supply Company. Established in 2017 with support from Microsoft, 4-H Tech Changemakers trains and equips teens to teach adults digital employability skills that include online job seeking, social media marketing, software use, and more.

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Honoring Differences + Eliminating Barriers = Creating Opportunities

By Nia Imani Fields and Fe Moncloa | April 28, 2021
The need for access, equity and belonging remains critical, as we continue to bear witness to the devastating effects of discrimination and injustice on our communities. As the chairs of the 4‑H Program Leaders Working Group, Access, Equity and Belonging Committee (AEBC), we believe that the Cooperative Extension System is ideally placed to advance the… Read More

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