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3 Ways You Benefit from the CARES Act When Supporting 4‑H Youth

By National 4-H Council | September 2, 2020
WHAT IS THE CARES ACT? The Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act is a $2 trillion stimulus bill passed by Congress in response to COVID-19. This bill provides special tax incentives and encourages Americans to continue making charitable gifts to nonprofits like 4‑H. HOW DOES THE CARES ACT APPLY TO YOU? While most… Read More

4‑H Interview with a Rural Electrical Engineer

By National 4-H Council | August 27, 2020
As it turns out, STEM careers aren’t just in cities If you live in a rural community, you probably know the farming and agriculture jobs available to you. But did you know that STEM careers exist no matter where you live? It’s true: Science- and tech-centric careers don’t just happen in urban areas. Regardless of… Read More

4‑H at Home: Animal Science

By National 4-H Council | August 24, 2020
This week’s collection of 4‑H at Home activities is all about animals! Visit the links to learn more about the activity, and don’t forget, check back every Monday for new ideas and hands-on learning resources for kids of all ages. 4‑H Livestock Camp Recommended age: Grades 3-5 Courtesy of Oklahoma State University, Oklahoma 4‑H Become… Read More
4-H youth doing a robotics activity

Let’s Close the Opportunity Gap. Together.

By Jennifer Sirangelo | August 18, 2020
As the president and CEO of National 4‑H Council, there is nothing more important to me than ensuring America’s young people have the skills to lead and change the world. I have dedicated my career to supporting children and their families, and I have never seen a more urgent need for investment in young people… Read More

4‑H at Home: Gardening & Plant Science

By National 4-H Council | August 14, 2020
It’s harvesting season! Now is a perfect time to teach kids about gardening and plant science, explored in this week’s collection of 4‑H at Home activities. Visit the links to learn more about the activity, and don’t forget, check back every Monday for new ideas and hands-on learning resources for kids of all ages. 4‑H… Read More

New Survey Finds That 83 Percent of Teens Acknowledge That Systemic Racism is an Issue and They Want to be Included in the National Conversation Around Social Justice

By National 4-H Council | August 13, 2020

A new survey commissioned by National 4‑H Council finds that teens are feeling angry, overwhelmed and stressed about the current state of social unrest in the country. Eighty-three percent of teens surveyed acknowledged that systemic racism is an issue in the U.S. with nearly half of Black and Hispanic teens noting they worry they could be treated differently because of their race. The survey, conducted in July 2020, is one of the first to examine the impact of racism and the call for social justice on teens today.

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4‑H at Home: Cooking & Nutrition

By National 4-H Council | August 6, 2020
Kids will explore new foods and adopt healthier eating habits with this week’s 4‑H at Home activities on food and nutrition! Visit the links to learn more about the activity and check back every Monday for new ideas and hands-on, educational resources for all young people. Ice Cream in a Bag Recommended age: Grades Pre-K-12… Read More

4‑H Launches Opportunity4All, a Campaign to Eliminate the Opportunity Gap for Young People Across America

By National 4-H Council | August 5, 2020

As the impact of COVID-19 continues to scale, widening education, economic and health gaps are threatening to leave millions of kids behind. 4‑H, one of the nation’s largest youth development organizations, is taking a stand with its belief that opportunity should not be pre-determined by any person’s zip code, ethnicity, skin color, or income with the announcement of Opportunity4All, a new campaign to eliminate the opportunity gap and create better, brighter futures for all kids today.

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