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Distinguished Retail Industry Leader Re-elected to National 4‑H Council Board of Trustees

January 9, 2017

National 4‑H Council has announced the re-election of a new Trustee to its Board of Trustees, which comes as the Board strives to engage alumni, increase investment in 4‑H and reach millions more young people with a 4‑H experience.

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National 4‑H Council, American Farm Bureau Federation Team Up to Promote Agriculture Education and Connect Young People to Careers of Tomorrow

December 12, 2016

Leaders of National 4‑H Council and the American Farm Bureau Federation today announced a newly established partnership during the signing of a memorandum of understanding between the two groups.

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National 4‑H Council Awarded $7 Million to Support Mentoring Program

November 15, 2016

The Department of Justice’s Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention (OJJDP) has awarded a $7 million grant to National 4‑H Council in support of the 4‑H National Mentoring Program.

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Walmart Foundation Lends Support to National 4‑H Council

October 21, 2016

National 4‑H Council announced it has been awarded a grant from the Walmart Foundation for $2,500,000 to deliver 4‑H Healthy Living experiences under the YOUTH VOICE: YOUTH CHOICE program. The 2016-2017 grant expands Youth Voice: Youth Choice programming from 26 to 32 states and will reach more than 134,000 under-served youth and their families.

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National 4‑H Council and Disney Conservation Fund Inspire 10,000 Urban Youth to Become Next Generation of Conservation Leaders

September 9, 2016

Kids are spending less time outdoors today. In fact, a new study estimates that the average child spends less than an hour outdoors each day. To combat this trend, National 4‑H Council will engage more than 10,000 urban youth to increase the time kids spend in nature through the 4‑H Connecting Youth to Nature (4‑H CYN) program.

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National 4‑H Council Awarded Youth Wellness Grant by Target

July 6, 2016

National 4‑H Council announced it has been awarded a grant from Target Corporation (NYSE: TGT) for $100,000 as part of Target’s ongoing youth wellness efforts. The grant will engage more than 750 youth and their family members in the greater Chicago area in the 4‑H Food Smart Families program.

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4‑H, the nation’s largest youth development organization, grows confident young people who are empowered for life today and prepared for career tomorrow. 4‑H programs empower nearly six million young people across the U.S. through experiences that develop critical life skills. 4‑H is the youth development program of our nation’s Cooperative Extension System and USDA, and serves every county and parish in the U.S. through a network of 110 public universities and more than 3000 local Extension offices. Globally, 4‑H collaborates with independent programs to empower one million youth in 50 countries. The research-backed 4‑H experience grows young people who are four times more likely to contribute to their communities; two times more likely to make healthier choices; two times more likely to be civically active; and two times more likely to participate in STEM programs.

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