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Black History Month: Celebrating Innovation, Diversity & Leadership

By Jennifer Sirangelo | January 29, 2021
For more than 100 years, 4‑H has helped young people develop the skills that led them to successful careers and contributions to their communities. Today, they are industry leaders, activists and experts who use their influence to pay it forward and help eliminate the opportunity gap for communities and kids across the country. To commemorate… Read More
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Cancer Doesn’t Define Me, and 2020 Won’t Define Us

By Elizabeth Weidner | January 6, 2021
I’ve proudly recited the 4‑H pledge since I was 9 years old. But, much of my 4‑H experience has been unconventional. I’ve attended virtual 4‑H meetings before “Zoom” became a household name; completed fair projects from the St. Louis Children’s Hospital while waiting for a bone marrow transplant; attended conferences and helped judge fair projects… Read More

Land-Grant University Leader and 4‑H Young Alum Elected as Representatives to the National 4‑H Council Board of Trustees

By National 4-H Council | December 15, 2020

National 4‑H Council has announced the election of two new leaders to its Board of Trustees  –  Dr. Jon Boren, Associate Dean and Director of New Mexico Cooperative Extension Service, and Abby Durheim, 4‑H Young Alumni Advisory Committee member and a student at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln.

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4‑H Receives $3 Million Grant from the Walmart Foundation to Improve Health Equity in Communities Across the Country

By National 4-H Council | November 30, 2020

The Walmart Foundation awarded a $3 million grant to National 4‑H Council to help reach more than 269,000 youth, families, 4‑H professionals and volunteers across the country with essential nutrition education through the 4‑H Healthy Habits program. The program focuses on rural and underserved communities to leverage youth – and their voices – as catalysts to build healthier lifestyles with education and activities in nutrition, wellness, cooking skills, physical activity and budgeting.

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Ways to Give for a Better Future

By Kittrina Thompson | November 19, 2020
Amid the challenges and obstacles of 2020, one thing we’ve learned is that we all are holding on to hope for a better future—even if that future is a month away. This sentiment is even more true for young people. For 118 years, 4‑H has been there to help all kids achieve their dreams and… Read More
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National 4 H Council Awarded $3 Million to Support 4 H at Home

By National 4-H Council | November 16, 2020

USDA’s National Institute of Food and Agriculture (USDA-NIFA) announced last week an investment of more than $10.5 million to support educators at technical schools, community and junior colleges, and youth development programs, including Cooperative Extension’s 4‑H program. USDA-NIFA will invest in eight regional and national projects, including a $3 million grant to National 4‑H Council to support the continued development of 4‑H at Home, Cooperative Extension’s positive youth development digital platform on 4‑H.org.

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Reliving the Excitement of STEM Month

By Kittrina Thompson | November 11, 2020
In October, we celebrated 4‑H STEM Month with exciting, informative, and interactive STEM events and content. Here’s everything you may have missed and how you can relive the excitement. The Main Event: 4‑H STEM Challenge We went to Mars and back with the 2020 4‑H STEM Challenge, Mars Base Camp, where we learned all about the… Read More

Exploring STEM Professions: Interview with an Engineer

By National 4-H Council | November 5, 2020
As it turns out, STEM careers aren’t just in cities. Everyone talks about how important STEM learning is, and for good reason. Learning the principles of science, technology, engineering, and math can prepare you to work in specialized jobs that pay well – and are really fun.  Take Rob D’Amico, for instance. He grew up… Read More

Organizations Partner to Combat the Digital Divide by Launching Searchable Wi-Fi Map for Needed Broadband Connections

By National 4-H Council | October 20, 2020

Several partner organizations today announced the launch of the American Connection Project (ACP) interactive Wi-Fi map. The map provides a free resource to help the public locate more than 2,000 free Wi-Fi locations in 49 U.S. states, with more than half at local 4‑H Cooperative Extension offices.

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