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4‑H NYSD: HughesNet helps raise STEM education awareness sky-high through Drone Discovery

HughesNet and 4‑H continue to promote Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) education through 4‑H National Youth Science Day when it kicks off across the country in October. This year’s theme, Drone Discovery, designed by Cornell University Cooperative Extension, offers youth an opportunity to learn the engineering concepts behind fixed and rotary-winged drones. They will…

Brand in Action: Tony Carrell, Indiana 4‑H

“Brand in Action” is a series of interviews with 4‑H leaders in states nationwide who are investing in the 4‑H Grows Engagement Campaign to grow awareness and reach of 4‑H programming. In this first installment, we feature Tony Carrell,  4‑H Youth Development Specialist at Purdue University in Indiana. Describe your role as a 4‑H youth…

Representing America: Learning by Doing

Fortunately, we live in a country that allows the general public to be actively involved in multiple levels of government. Unfortunately, there can be a lack of interest and frankly knowledge about candidates and issues, especially among young people. These young people are the future of our nation and it is our responsibility to educate…

Get Ready for 2016 4‑H National Youth Science Day!

Since 2008, 4‑H National Youth Science Day has engaged millions of youth around the world in exciting and innovative STEM learning and experiences, from wind power to robotics to rocketry. This year, the 4‑H NYSD challenge is soaring to new heights with the 2016 National Science Challenge, Drone Discovery, developed by Cornell University Cooperative Extension.…

What we Learned as Delegates – Communications Committee, Week 3

Wanted: Adventurers Adventure: an exciting or dangerous experience Walk up to any Citizenship Washington Focus (CWF) Delegate and they will tell you that CWF was one of the greatest adventures of their 4‑H careers. Even though this trip doesn’t completely fit in with the definition, we still think that speeding around the Washington, D.C. wonders…

What My Delegates Taught Me

May 16th, 2016. The day 10 young adults from around the country came together to facilitate Citizenship Washington Focus. Coming in, we knew we would be learning about the city from our mentors and from each other, but one thing we were not prepared for was how much we would learn from our delegates. Here…

What I Learned Judging at the Bangor State Fair

You can learn a lot at a fair, or, at least be reminded of what you should already know! It is fair season in Maine. I counted 29 fairs listed on the Maine Association of Agricultural Fairs website. Maine has large fairs (like Fryeburg Fair and Skowhegan State Fair) and small fairs (such as Houlton…

Why Your #FirstSevenJobs Can Teach You So Much about Leadership

If you’ve been on social media recently you might have seen friends and family sharing their first jobs with the hashtag #firstsevenjobs. Thousands of people have been using it to share details of their very first jobs, and there are some great ones. For example, actor and former California Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger revealed he was…

Celebrating 4‑H Grown Alumna Martha Ann Miller

As we continue our spotlight of 4‑H Grown alumni and sharing the impact 4‑H has had on their lives, we are excited to celebrate a very special 4‑H alumna, Martha Ann Miller, who will be celebrating her 105th birthday on August 6! Martha Ann Miller is a phenomenal woman who is a strong part of…

Alumni Leaders: Lazarus Lynch

Lazarus Lynch is only 22, but he’s already making waves in the culinary world. Lazarus, whose father owned a restaurant, now offers healthier takes on classic soul food on his website, Son of a Southern Chef. He has appeared on the Food Network and the Cooking Channel, and he’s working on a cookbook. Unsurprisingly, he’s…

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