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National 4 H Council Awarded $3 Million to Support 4 H at Home

By National 4-H Council | November 16, 2020

USDA’s National Institute of Food and Agriculture (USDA-NIFA) announced last week an investment of more than $10.5 million to support educators at technical schools, community and junior colleges, and youth development programs, including Cooperative Extension’s 4‑H program. USDA-NIFA will invest in eight regional and national projects, including a $3 million grant to National 4‑H Council to support the continued development of 4‑H at Home, Cooperative Extension’s positive youth development digital platform on 4‑H.org.

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Reliving the Excitement of STEM Month

By Kittrina Thompson | November 11, 2020
In October, we celebrated 4‑H STEM Month with exciting, informative, and interactive STEM events and content. Here’s everything you may have missed and how you can relive the excitement. The Main Event: 4‑H STEM Challenge We went to Mars and back with the 2020 4‑H STEM Challenge, Mars Base Camp, where we learned all about the… Read More

Exploring STEM Professions: Interview with an Engineer

By National 4-H Council | November 5, 2020
As it turns out, STEM careers aren’t just in cities. Everyone talks about how important STEM learning is, and for good reason. Learning the principles of science, technology, engineering, and math can prepare you to work in specialized jobs that pay well – and are really fun.  Take Rob D’Amico, for instance. He grew up… Read More

Organizations Partner to Combat the Digital Divide by Launching Searchable Wi-Fi Map for Needed Broadband Connections

By National 4-H Council | October 20, 2020

Several partner organizations today announced the launch of the American Connection Project (ACP) interactive Wi-Fi map. The map provides a free resource to help the public locate more than 2,000 free Wi-Fi locations in 49 U.S. states, with more than half at local 4‑H Cooperative Extension offices.

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Jennifer Sirangelo, 2020 Stevie Winner for Women in Business

National 4‑H Council President and CEO Jennifer Sirangelo Wins Gold Stevie Award in 2020 Stevie Awards for Women in Business

By National 4-H Council | October 6, 2020

Jennifer Sirangelo has been named the winner of a Gold Stevie® Award in the Female Executive of the Year category in the 17th annual Stevie Awards for Women in Business.

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300,000 Young People Explore STEM Through a Mission to Mars in the 2020 4‑H STEM Challenge

By National 4-H Council | October 1, 2020

Throughout the month of October, youth from across the country will apply their knowledge, creativity, and innovation in learning about STEM topics during the 13th annual 4‑H STEM Challenge. Formerly known as 4‑H National Youth Science Day, this year’s STEM Challenge, Mars Base Camp, will explore the theme of sending humans on a mission to Mars.

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Celebrity Chef Carla Hall and University Chancellor Dr. Robert Jones Elected to National 4‑H Council Board of Trustees

Celebrity Chef Carla Hall and University Chancellor Dr. Robert Jones Elected to National 4 H Council Board of Trustees

By National 4-H Council | September 29, 2020

National 4‑H Council has announced the election of two new Trustees to its Board, Carla Hall and Dr. Robert Jones. Both Trustees and 4‑H alums share a deep passion for diversity in agriculture and food equity, and will further support the organization’s diversity, equity and inclusion efforts.

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October is STEM Month: Celebrating the 4‑H STEM Challenge

By Kittrina Thompson | September 29, 2020
Now that we’ve re-introduced you to the 4‑H STEM Challenge, it’s time to celebrate! October is 4‑H STEM Month and we don’t want you to miss all the fun, engaging and educational content coming up during the month. Here’s what to expect during the month-long celebration of STEM: Participate in the 4‑H STEM Challenge The 2020… Read More

At-Home Financial Lessons for Kids

By National 4-H Council | September 3, 2020
These are complex times, and financial worries are at the front door for many of us. It’s situations like these that highlight the significance of financial health. That’s why there’s never been a better time to teach your kids about financial basics. Earlier this year, we rolled out our first set of financial literacy lessons… Read More

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