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ABC’s “American Idol” and 4‑H Collaborate for Second Virtual Audition Day

September 19, 2022

The original singing competition and nation’s largest youth organization to host exclusive “Idol Across America” audition day for 4-H singers on Thursday, October 6 “American Idol” Returns for its Sixth Season on ABC in 2023 CHEVY CHASE, MD (September 19, 2022) – Calling all 4-H singers! On Thursday, October 6, the award-winning singing competition “American…

Read More Widens Kids’ Access to Computer Science Education by Awarding $5 Million to National 4‑H Council

September 1, 2022

4-H to expand programs to connect millions of young people in rural and underserved communities to technology, resources and training CHEVY CHASE, MD – Today, National 4-H Council announced a $5 million grant from, Google’s philanthropic arm, to expand computer science skills and education to underserved youth across the country. This grant will continue…

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National 4‑H Council Honors New York Governor Kathy Hochul with 4‑H Distinguished Alumni Medallion

August 30, 2022

Governor Hochul is the first sitting governor to receive the award. CHEVY CHASE, MD. (August 30, 2022) – National 4-H Council has awarded New York Governor Kathy Hochul with the 4-H Distinguished Alumni Medallion, an honor given to an accomplished alumnus who embodies the life-changing impact of 4-H. Hochul, a New York 4-H alumna, is…

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National 4‑H Council Appoints Human Resources Executive Shawnda H. Howard as Vice President, People and Culture

August 8, 2022

CHEVY CHASE, MD. (August 8, 2022) – Today, National 4-H Council announced the appointment of Shawnda H. Howard as Vice President, People and Culture, leading the organization’s human resources department. Howard brings more than 20 years of cross-sector experience in human resources leadership and strategic business partner roles across a variety of HR functions for…

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Leslie Coleman, VP, Head of Equity, Diversity and Inclusion, Nutrien, is Elected to National 4‑H Council’s Board of Trustees

March 29, 2022

National 4-H Council is pleased to announce the election of Leslie Coleman, Vice President, Head of Equity, Diversity and Inclusion, Nutrien, to its Board of Trustees. Coleman was unanimously elected during National 4-H Council’s Board meeting in Tucson, Arizona on March 23.

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4‑H and the CHS Foundation Partner to Empower Youth

March 9, 2022

Today, National 4-H Council announced a partnership with the CHS Foundation through the 4-H True Leaders in Equity and What I Wish People Knew (WIWPK) programs.

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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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