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4‑H: Empowering a Nation of True Leaders – Part 1

By Kittrina Thompson | December 22, 2015
California 4‑H Erika is a California 4‑H volunteer and a mother of two children who both participate in 4‑H. Here’s her story: “4‑H is very important to me, and gives me the opportunity to help my community. It is also an opportunity to support my two children in educational programs. I volunteer at many events… Read More

4‑H: Empowering a Nation of True Leaders – Part 2

By Kittrina Thompson | December 15, 2015
We continue our celebration of 4‑H youth impact across the nation, here are just a few of the many ways 4‑H empowered youth and built true leaders in 2015. Jerry, a Mississippi 4‑H’er, serves as a Youth Health Ambassador with Alcorn State Eat4‑Health Program: “I have been in 4‑H for 3-1/2 years. During that time,… Read More

Top Business and Education Leaders Elected to National 4‑H Council Board of Trustees

By National 4-H Council | December 10, 2015

National 4‑H Council announced today the election of a new chairman and three new elections to its Board of Trustees. “We are honored to welcome these leaders to help guide and further National 4‑H Council’s goals of increasing investment and participation in high-quality 4‑H programs,” said Jennifer Sirangelo, president & CEO, National 4‑H Council.

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4‑H Youth in Action: Epitomizing 4‑H Youth Empowerment and Leadership

By Kittrina Thompson | December 3, 2015
As the deadline is quickly approaching to apply for the 2016 YIA Awards, and 4‑H’ers across the country are preparing to submit their applications to be chosen as one of four 4‑H YIA recipients, National 4‑H Council caught up with the 2015 award winner and New York 4‑H’er Nosa Akol. At an early age, Nosa was… Read More

Thousands of Kids Get Involved in “Motion Commotion” for World’s Largest Youth-Led Science Experiment

By National 4-H Council | October 7, 2015

Hundreds of thousands of youth across the United States, and some globally, are conducting the world’s largest, youth-led science experiment as part of 4‑H National Youth Science Day (4‑H NYSD) which launched today in communities across the nation.

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4‑H NYSD Supporter Spotlight: Lockheed Martin

By Kittrina Thompson | October 1, 2015
Career opportunities in science, technology, engineering or mathematics (STEM) are available far and wide, however, according to a recent study, America is not keeping pace with the current and projected demand for graduates with STEM skills and training. This need is even more prevalent amongst women and minorities, who are significantly under-represented in STEM degrees… Read More

STEM Experts Join 4‑H National Youth Science Day and Panel On Demystifying STEM

By National 4-H Council | September 14, 2015

An NFL player-turned-NASA astronaut and an Emmy Award-winning tech TV host will join hundreds of thousands of young people across the nation for the world’s largest, youth-led science experiment. The former astronaut, Leland Melvin, and the TV and digital lifestyle expert, Mario Armstrong will kick off the eighth annual 4‑H National Youth Science Day (4‑H NYSD)on Wednesday, October 7, 2015.

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4‑H Expert Series: Deputy Secretary Krysta Harden, USDA

By Jennifer Sirangelo | September 2, 2015
Encouraging young people nationwide to reach their full potential is the number one priority for 4‑H. It is critical that today’s youth are introduced to, and encouraged to pursue the career paths that they may be unaware of or feel are unattainable. Sparking interest in agriculture and science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) is even… Read More

Filling the STEM Pipeline: National 4‑H Council and Lockheed Martin to Prepare More Diverse Youth for STEM Careers

By National 4-H Council | August 26, 2015

National 4‑H Council and Lockheed Martin announced today the launch of a new national program, STEM Futures, to inspire more American youth to discover and explore career opportunities in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM). The three year, $3 million commitment will build a STEM pipeline of future scientists, engineers and community science professionals.

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