4‑H TODAY

Announcing the 2016 4‑H Youth in Action Award Recipients

After receiving more than 250 outstanding submissions from youth across the country, National 4‑H Council is proud to announce the four winners of our Youth in Action Awards. These four youth exemplify the life skills 4‑H’ers are mastering across the country and the types of lasting impact 4‑H’ers are having in their families and in…
4-H Tech Wizards mentor Deborah Fajans

4‑H Mentor Q&A: Deborah Fajans

We continue celebrating and highlighting 4‑H Mentoring programs across the country, and the mentors who have changed the lives of youth in their communities by serving as role models, educators, life coaches and friends. In our final installment, we’re featuring the 4‑H Tech Wizards Mentoring Program at the University of Vermont. 4‑H Tech Wizards is…

Four Tips on Maintaining a Culture of Innovation as Your 4‑H Program Grows

No 4‑H educator strives for mediocrity. But all too often, successful proposals lead to grant funding and an increase membership. This is great! But beware of growth, it sweeps in and sets in motion a downward spiral toward mediocrity. As a 4‑H program grows, we as leaders put systems, processes and structures in place to…

4‑H Mall Small Business: Kelly’s Felting Kits

New 4‑H Mall Small Business partner Kelly Corbett sorted through 4,000 pounds of wool last year, but there was a time she didn’t know the first thing about sheep, let alone about running her own farm. Seventeen years ago she left her busy career to feed her creative side – and adopt a sheep –…

4‑H Grows True Leaders

Every child has the potential to be a true leader. However, kids today say they are missing experiences that grow the life skills they need – skills like confidence, responsibility, independence and compassion. In 4‑H, we believe in the power of young people, and want to provide them with opportunities needed to grow the skills…

Why People are the Next Big App

This week I was listening to an episode of Jacob Morgan’s The Future of Work Podcast where he interviewed Abhijit Bhaduri, the Chief Learning Officer of Wipro Group, to discuss the future of learning and careers. In his role, he prepares all 170,000 employees in his company to be “future ready.” Bhaduri helped me realize…

4‑H Alum Helps All Youth Shine

Michelle Perez has lived and breathed 4‑H since she was seven years old. As a member of Kansas 4‑H, she was involved in a variety of projects including beef, swine, and poultry, in addition to creating her own projects that were the first of their kind. Now the mother of two boys, whom she proudly…

4‑H Mentor Q&A: Yvonne Earvin

We continue celebrating and highlighting 4‑H Mentoring programs across the country, and the mentors who have changed the lives of youth in their communities by serving as role models, educators, life coaches and friends. We are proud to feature the 4‑H Youth and Families with Promise (YFP) Mentoring Program at Virginia Tech. 4‑H YFP Mentoring…

4‑H Mentor Q&A: Lakeisha Johnson

National 4‑H Council is proud to honor 4‑H mentors who have changed the lives of youth in their communities by serving as role models, educators, life coaches and friends. Today we feature the Alabama 4‑H LIFE Mentoring Program at Alabama A&M University, serving Alabama’s Calhoun and Madison counties. Since its development at Alabama Cooperative Extension…

Goal Setting for the New Year: Ask a 4‑H Member

“A goal without a plan is just a wish.” ― Antoine de Saint-Exupéry Did you set goals for 2016, or were you too discouraged from past goal setting attempts to even try? Many people feel inspired around the New Year but feel puzzled about how to set clear and attainable goals. If you are confused…

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