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

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

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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National 4 H Council Awarded $3 Million to Support 4 H at Home

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

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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Jennifer Sirangelo, 2020 Stevie Winner for Women in Business

National 4‑H Council President and CEO Jennifer Sirangelo Wins Gold Stevie Award in 2020 Stevie Awards for Women in Business

October 6, 2020

Jennifer Sirangelo has been named the winner of a Gold Stevie® Award in the Female Executive of the Year category in the 17th annual Stevie Awards for Women in Business.

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

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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About 4-H

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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