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4‑H Launches Opportunity4All, a Campaign to Eliminate the Opportunity Gap for Young People Across America

August 5, 2020

As the impact of COVID-19 continues to scale, widening education, economic and health gaps are threatening to leave millions of kids behind. 4‑H, one of the nation’s largest youth development organizations, is taking a stand with its belief that opportunity should not be pre-determined by any person’s zip code, ethnicity, skin color, or income with the announcement of Opportunity4All, a new campaign to eliminate the opportunity gap and create better, brighter futures for all kids today.

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Leading Finance Executive joins National 4‑H Council as Senior Vice President & Chief Financial Officer

July 2, 2020

National 4 H Council is pleased to announce the appointment of its new Chief Financial Officer and Senior Vice President, Gary Tang, CFA. As a senior member of Council’s Executive Team, Tang will be responsible for the development and implementation of financial and operational plans to support National 4‑H Council.

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New Survey Finds 7 in 10 Teens Are Struggling with Mental Health

June 17, 2020

A new survey commissioned by National 4‑H Council finds that 7 in 10 teens are struggling with their mental health in the wake of COVID-19. More than half of those surveyed shared that the pandemic has increased their feelings of loneliness, with 64 percent believing it will have a lasting impact on their mental health.

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New Survey Finds Teens Believe Access to Healthy Food Is a Basic Human Right and In the Wake of COVID-19 Youth AIM to Solve the Food Insecurity Problem

May 20, 2020

A new survey commissioned by National 4‑H Council found that 88 percent of U.S. teens believe having access to healthy food is a basic human right, though a majority say that unhealthy options are easier to access and more cost-effective. As COVID-19 continues to negatively impact the economy and create impossible situations for families struggling with food security and access, 4‑H teens from across the country are stepping up their efforts to solve the problem through service and cooking.

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Leading Executive of Meredith Corporation Elected to National 4‑H Council Board of Trustees

April 23, 2020

National 4‑H Council has announced the election of a new Trustee to its Board, Alysia Borsa, who will bring years of experience developing data-driven marketing strategies to inform and grow 4‑H’s reach and impact.

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New Survey Finds Teens Without Access to High-Speed Internet Are Less Likely to Believe They Can Achieve the American Dream

March 24, 2020

A new survey by National 4-H Council and Microsoft Corp. found that teens without broadband Internet access are less optimistic about their social and economic mobility. Twenty-one million people living in the United States, including 17 million living in rural communities, do not have access to broadband Internet, according to the Federal Communications Commission, making a challenge out of everyday tasks like looking for jobs, applying to college and connecting with peers.

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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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