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Let’s Close the Opportunity Gap. Together.

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…

4‑H at Home: Gardening & Plant Science

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…

4‑H at Home: Cooking & Nutrition

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…

4‑H at Home: Coding & Computers

Kids will love this week’s 4‑H at Home activities, which explore coding and computers! 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. Can-Can Robot Recommended age: grades 3-5 Courtesy of HughesNet, University of California & University of Nebraska-Lincoln…

4 Great Outdoor Activities to Do With Kids This Summer

These outside-the-box ideas are perfect for this strange summer of coronavirus, but great for any other year, too. With sleep-away camps – as well as band, sports, and other camps – mostly closed this summer due to the coronavirus, it might feel like your kids are missing out on a lot of summer fun and…
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4‑H at Home: Mind & Body

Clear your mind and strengthen your body with this week’s collections of 4‑H at Home activities on mental and physical wellness!  Don’t forget to 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. Indoor Fitness Trail Recommended age: Grades…

Celebrate Nikola Tesla with Fun Lessons and Activities for Kids

Before the car, was the man. Nikola Tesla, the famed inventor and namesake of the electric car company, would have celebrated his 164th birthday on July 10, so it’s a great time to learn about his scientific contributions and extraordinary life. To celebrate, we are teaching kids all about Tesla and how to conduct a…

4‑H at Home: Making, Media & Visual Arts

This week’s activity theme is making, media and music! 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. Virtual Visual Arts Recommended age: Grades 3-5 Courtesy of Texas A&M Agrilife Extension, Texas 4‑H Learn about the elements and principles…

4‑H at Home: Virtual 4‑H Camp, Painting & Chemical Reactions

This week, 4‑H introduces activities from the new Virtual 4‑H Camp! 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. Paint a Rainforest Recommended age: Grades 3-8 Courtesy of Utah State University, Utah 4‑H In this activity, kids will…

4‑H Expert Series: Cultivating Diversity and Inclusion in Agriculture

Throughout my career, I’ve had the pleasure of partnering with and supporting organizations whose missions are to advance learning, opportunities and innovation in various industries. And within those organizations are fearless leaders whose passion runs deep. One organization that comes to mind is the Cultivating Change Foundation (CCF). CCF is a nonprofit that was founded…

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