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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.

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.

New Survey Finds That 83 Percent of Teens Acknowledge That Systemic Racism is an Issue and They Want to be Included in the National Conversation Around Social Justice

By National 4-H Council August 13, 2020

A new survey commissioned by National 4‑H Council finds that teens are feeling angry, overwhelmed and stressed about the current state of social unrest in the country. Eighty-three percent of teens surveyed acknowledged that systemic racism is an issue in the U.S. with nearly half of Black and Hispanic teens noting they worry they could be treated differently because of their race. The survey, conducted in July 2020, is one of the first to examine the impact of racism and the call for social justice on teens today.

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

By National 4-H Council 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.

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

By National 4-H Council 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.

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

By National 4-H Council 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.

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

By National 4-H Council 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.

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

By National 4-H Council 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.

National 4-H Council Selects Aramark Leisure Services to Manage National 4-H Conference Center

By National 4-H Council February 1, 2020

After a multi-year analysis, National 4‑H Council has selected Aramark to manage all operations of the National 4‑H Conference Center in Chevy Chase, MD. This new partnership aims to maximize value and ensure a healthy future for the Center, which has operated independently since 1959.

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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