Encouraging girls to lead, amplifying their voices and celebrating girl changemakers everywhere—this is International Day of the Girl.
4 -H Girls Get Stuff Done
Our 2023 Youth in Action Award pillar winners are crushing boundaries, pushing limits, and redefining girl power with determination, curiosity, intelligence, and grit.
Girls like Sruthi Sudarsan (Civic Engagement), who struggled with social anxiety but found her voice through 4-H. She now runs Bay Area’s Project CARE (providing essential support and supplies for homeless and low-income individuals) to address preventable medical conditions through basic hygiene, first aid, and medical education. Norah Carter (Healthy Living) focuses on mental health issues and leads workshops on anxiety reduction, trigger identification, and stress management to empower previously incarcerated youth, urban kids, and suburban tweens. LGBTQ youth Nicole Cash (STEM) used her robotics and leadership skills to build an affordable mobility device for a family whose son has mobility issues. She is now helping other 4-H robotics teams do the same. Get to know these amazing 2023 Youth in Action Award winners.
Their success stories dedication, conviction, and focus are inspiring – impacting others in countless ways. Learn more about 4-H’ers creating change and making an impact in their community.
Reach for the Stars
Shoot for the stars. Aim for the moon! Tashina, the 2022 Youth in Action Agriculture winner sponsored by Bayer, has gone above and beyond to impact her community positively.. As a South Dakota 4-H'er and member of the Lakota tribe, she works with local providers to offer free veterinary services to low-income families living on her reservation.
Find Your Space
What is a genuinely inclusive culture? Our 2022 Youth in Action Civic Engagement winner, Bri, strives to bridge the gap toward racial reconciliation in her majority-white community. Bri joined New York State 4-H to amplify her efforts and expand her positive reach.
Dreams to Reality
This 4-H'er knows what it takes to make dreams a reality. 4-H Youth in Action Healthy Living pillar winner, Kristin, was diagnosed with Celiac Disease at age 5. Navigating the challenges of the disease, Kristin works to create inclusive spaces for those with medically necessary diets. 4-H was the first place she didn’t feel like an outsider because of her dietary needs.
Just about everyone loves delicious baked goods, but some people are allergic to the standard gluten-based flour used in most recipes. These simple alternatives from Kristin Osika, the 2021 4-H Youth-in-Action Winner, leave out the gluten but pack the scrumptious taste. Plus, they’re easy and fun for kids—or anyone else—to make.