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Georgia’s Amelia Day Selected as 4‑H Youth In Action Award Winner for Civic Engagement

By Kara Reinsel | February 21, 2017

National 4‑H Council today announced that Amelia Day, 18, of Fort Valley, Ga., was selected as winner of the 2017 4‑H Youth In Action Award for Civic Engagement.

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Introducing the 2017 4‑H Youth in Action Awards Recipients

By Kittrina Thompson | February 21, 2017
National 4‑H Council is proud to announce the recipients of the 2017 4‑H Youth in Action Awards. These four young people 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 their communities. It is our honor to formally introduce these True… Read More
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Brand in Action: Brett Schomer, Montana 4‑H

By National 4-H Council | February 15, 2017
“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 elevate the 4‑H brand, raise resources to help grow the 4‑H program and positively impact more young people. This month, we feature Brett Schomer, program and events coordinator at the Montana… Read More
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4‑H Infographic: Teens Taking the Lead on Health

By Kittrina Thompson | February 10, 2017
From obesity to mental health, today’s teens face multiple challenges that impact their health and wellbeing not just now, but for years to come. 4‑H believes in the power of young people to take action and lead positive health outcomes in their lives and communities. Check out the newly-released infographic on the state of youth health… Read More
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4‑H Expert Series: Regina Heyward, 4‑H Alumna & SVP at Wells Fargo, on diversity and inclusion

By Jennifer Sirangelo | February 9, 2017
Regina Heyward’s 4‑H experience started in a small town in Georgia, and it set her on a path that has taken her all over the world. As an expert in sustainability, Heyward works in developing nations in Europe, Asia and South America to ensure that corporations have practices in place to promote positive development. After… Read More
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4‑H for Health: A Pledge to Greater Heart Health

By Ruwanthi Ekanayake | February 7, 2017
February is all about hearts! Yes, Valentine’s Day is coming up, but it’s also American Heart Month. The heart is one of the most important organs in your body–you can’t live without it! Unfortunately, heart disease is the leading cause of death for both men and women. It’s about time we showed our hearts a… Read More
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Q&A: Former 4‑H’er Tackles Bullying

By Cassie Reininger | January 24, 2017
The life of a teenager is a difficult one. You’re subject to the rule of parents and teachers, you have limited freedom, you’re forced to spend the majority of your life at school, and through it all, you have to figure out how to navigate the treacherous waters of social pressures and constructs. Those factors… Read More
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Louisiana 4‑H and United Healthcare Empower Youth with Nutrition Knowledge through Food Smart Families Programming

By Cassie Reininger | January 19, 2017
Recently, 4‑H youth leaders in Lafayette, Louisiana, helped lead sessions with kids from nine schools focused on nutrition, smart grocery shopping, composting and other healthy living topics. The sessions were part of a United Healthcare 4‑H Food Smart Families School Garden Initiative Training. The 4‑H Food Smart Families program helps to empower families through food… Read More
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4‑H Brand in Action: Michigan 4‑H

By National 4-H Council | January 18, 2017
“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 elevate the 4‑H brand, raise resources to help grow the 4‑H program and positively impact more kids in the future. This month, we feature Jamie Wilson, Communications Manager at Michigan State… Read More

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