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300,000 Young People Explore STEM Through a Mission to Mars in the 2020 4‑H STEM Challenge

By National 4-H Council | October 1, 2020

Throughout the month of October, youth from across the country will apply their knowledge, creativity, and innovation in learning about STEM topics during the 13th annual 4‑H STEM Challenge. Formerly known as 4‑H National Youth Science Day, this year’s STEM Challenge, Mars Base Camp, will explore the theme of sending humans on a mission to Mars.

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Celebrity Chef Carla Hall and University Chancellor Dr. Robert Jones Elected to National 4‑H Council Board of Trustees

Celebrity Chef Carla Hall and University Chancellor Dr. Robert Jones Elected to National 4 H Council Board of Trustees

By National 4-H Council | September 29, 2020

National 4‑H Council has announced the election of two new Trustees to its Board, Carla Hall and Dr. Robert Jones. Both Trustees and 4‑H alums share a deep passion for diversity in agriculture and food equity, and will further support the organization’s diversity, equity and inclusion efforts.

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October is STEM Month: Celebrating the 4‑H STEM Challenge

By Kittrina Thompson | September 29, 2020
Now that we’ve re-introduced you to the 4‑H STEM Challenge, it’s time to celebrate! October is 4‑H STEM Month and we don’t want you to miss all the fun, engaging and educational content coming up during the month. Here’s what to expect during the month-long celebration of STEM: Participate in the 4‑H STEM Challenge The 2020… Read More

At-Home Financial Lessons for Kids

By National 4-H Council | September 3, 2020
These are complex times, and financial worries are at the front door for many of us. It’s situations like these that highlight the significance of financial health. That’s why there’s never been a better time to teach your kids about financial basics. Earlier this year, we rolled out our first set of financial literacy lessons… Read More

3 Ways You Benefit from the CARES Act When Supporting 4‑H Youth

By National 4-H Council | September 2, 2020
WHAT IS THE CARES ACT? The Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act is a $2 trillion stimulus bill passed by Congress in response to COVID-19. This bill provides special tax incentives and encourages Americans to continue making charitable gifts to nonprofits like 4‑H. HOW DOES THE CARES ACT APPLY TO YOU? While most… Read More

4‑H Interview with a Rural Electrical Engineer

By National 4-H Council | August 27, 2020
As it turns out, STEM careers aren’t just in cities If you live in a rural community, you probably know the farming and agriculture jobs available to you. But did you know that STEM careers exist no matter where you live? It’s true: Science- and tech-centric careers don’t just happen in urban areas. Regardless of… Read More

4‑H at Home: Animal Science

By National 4-H Council | August 24, 2020
This week’s collection of 4‑H at Home activities is all about animals! 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 Livestock Camp Recommended age: Grades 3-5 Courtesy of Oklahoma State University, Oklahoma 4‑H Become… Read More
4-H youth doing a robotics activity

Let’s Close the Opportunity Gap. Together.

By Jennifer Sirangelo | August 18, 2020
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… Read More

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