National 4‑H Council acknowledges Altria’s support of Health Rocks!®, a healthy living program that emphasizes the importance of good decision making including the avoidance of harmful substances.
Bayer and National 4‑H Council have teamed up to create the Science Matters program to drive 25,000 youth to a pathway that will increase their understanding of how science connects to their food, animals and health; spark their interest in agri-science careers; and empower them with the skills and support to show their communities just how much science matters.
4‑H and Google are coming together to bring hands-on, cutting edge computer science education to kids and teens across the country. Made possible by a $1.5 million grant from Google.org, 4‑H and Google are building a Computer Science Career Pathway for the six million youth we serve each year. In its first year, the program will reach an estimated 100,000 youth across 22 states.
The collaboration gives 4‑H educators the tools, resources and expertise they need to teach kids technical computer science skills like coding and essential skills for the future like computational thinking, teamwork, problem-solving and resilience.
JOANN stores are connecting more young people to experiences where they can learn by doing, creating & making. By providing local 4‑H Clubs with resources and tools to run impactful programs, JOANN will bring the 4‑H experience to more kids in need. JOANN guarantees a minimum donation to National 4‑H Council of $250,000 per year until February 2021 through a combination of customer donations during the “Clovers for Kids” campaign, 5% of sales from the JOANN 4‑H Rewards Card, and 4.5% of sales from custom 4‑H fabric.
Margaret A Cargill
Margaret Ann Cargill Philanthropies generously supports CAMP – Capital and Access to Maximize Participation in 4‑H resident camps and environmental education experiences. Reaching over 1,600 youth annually, this award provides access scholarships for low-income youth, particularly vulnerable populations. In addition, barriers to access for youth experiencing trauma, physical disability, and other needs requiring adaptations to facilities are being eliminated with capital investments to ensure that all are welcomed and experience belonging through 4‑H camp.
National 4‑H Council and Microsoft are working together through the 4‑H Tech Changemakers program to empower 4‑H teens in 91 communities across 15 states to lead digital skills trainings, teach the value of digital tools and find technological solutions to real world problems. Through the program 4‑H teens learn how to engage community stakeholders, teach digital skills classes, and work with underserved populations in their communities including Veterans, Native Americans, refugees, Latinos and African-Americans, and people with disabilities.
Nationwide is supporting 4‑H’s commitment to inspire diversification in the agri-science talent pipeline by supporting 4‑H programs like Citizenship Washington Focus. Nationwide knows that youth need programs that prepare them for life, inspire them to be invested, informed and accountable for generating the change they want to see in the world—and to create their own success in the future.
Tractor Supply Company
Tractor Supply Company, the nation's largest rural lifestyle retailer, is committed to growing true leaders. Through its work with National 4‑H Council, Tractor Supply’s fundraising efforts, including the bi-annual Paper Clover Promotion that invites customers to donate $1 or more at checkout, have raised over $10 million for National 4‑H Council and local 4‑H programs across the country. Tractor Supply’s long-standing tradition of giving back to the communities it serves is fostering confidence and competence in tomorrow’s leaders. Tractor Supply guarantees a minimum donation of $200,000 for each Paper Clover promotion done twice each year.
National 4‑H Council is partnering with Verizon to provide digital skills training to adults in rural communities through the 4‑H Tech Changemakers program. Working with nine Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs), all land-grant institutions, the program will credential teens in the communities to provide training that is expected to empower 15,000 adults with basic digital skills needed for jobs, education, banking and healthcare by the end of the year.
National 4‑H Council has teamed up with the Walmart Foundation to launch Youth Voice: Youth Choice, an exciting national program that encourages young people to develop and maintain healthy, active lifestyles in support of the Healthy Living mission. In 2009-2010, 15 4‑H statewide grantee programs, including Hawaii and Puerto Rico, reached 31,066 youth and adults.
Wellness Connected Communities
Extension’s Well Connected Communities initiative helps build diverse, multigenerational, cross-sector coalitions that can recognize and address systemic health inequities to ensure that life-long health and well-being are within everyone’s reach. Well Connected Communities is an initiative of the Cooperative Extension System in partnership with National 4‑H Council, with the support of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF), the nation’s largest philanthropy dedicated solely to health.
Allstate Foundation supports the development and distribution of social emotional learning (SEL) activities on 4‑H at Home as well as critical SEL resources for 4‑H educators across the country. Allstate Foundation also sponsors the 2021 Youth in Action – Healthy Living pillar winner.
Corteva Agriscience has partnered with National 4‑H Council and Pheasants Forever to engage 4‑H youth in helping increase pollinator habitats and populations at select Corteva locations throughout the United States. These habitats will support biodiversity while providing opportunities to strengthen pollinator education. The 4‑H Pollinator Habitat Program contributes to growing youth with the awareness, passion and skills to be responsible stewards of our planet for years to come.
Through 4‑H’s work with HughesNet we are making quality STEM experiences accessible to all youth and are inspiring future leaders in STEM. Together we celebrate passionate and diverse 4‑H teen leaders through the 4‑H Youth in Action program who champion STEM education for all and lead STEM in their communities. These leaders become mentors for younger youth across the country through their roles as youth spokespeople in STEM. A few of these inspiring young people include the 2018 YIA winner, Cassey Ivie, who leads STEM clubs in underserved communities in her home town and the 2019 STEM YIA winner, Clyde Van Dyke, a Hispanic/African American youth from a rural community who is helping solve pressing community issues through GIS mapping.
Invisalign and National 4‑H Council are partnering to recognize and reward teens who are making an impact in their communities through the Invisalign® ChangeMakers Initiative. Deserving teens who’ve given back and made their communities stronger in the past 12 months are invited to apply starting January 2021 through March 31st 2021 for a chance to win one of 100 $5,000 cash awards and the opportunity to be celebrated for their contributions at a virtual event.
S.D. Bechtel, JR. Foundation
National 4‑H Council is working with the S.D. Bechtel Jr. Foundation to enhance our evaluation tool, Common Measures, ensuring we continue to bring the highest level of positive youth development programming to young people across the country to build their character.
National 4‑H Council and Charles Schwab are working together to empower youth through growing financial literacy. With a signature financial literacy program, 4‑H and Charles Schwab are coming together to bring financial empowerment resources and education to young people and families across the country, with a focus on underserved communities.
U.S. Air Force
The United States Air Force is a 2019 National Youth Science Day partner, focused on reaching diverse teens and support growing STEM education throughout the country.
ADM and National 4‑H Council are working together to support youth attending the National Youth Summit on Agri-Science. Led by experts in the agricultural community, youth use hands-on experiences to develop the skills and knowledge needed to address specific ag challenges, food security and sustainability. The Summit includes mini-workshops and career talks from leaders in the field.
BOGS° Footwear and National 4‑H Council are taking a step FOURWARD together in support of all 4‑H youth. Custom 4‑H branded boots are available now in a variety of boot styles for men, women and kids. For each pair of these BOGS boots sold, $5 will be donated to support the growth of 4‑H outdoor education programs in animal and agricultural sciences across the country. BOGS° Footwear guarantees a minimum donation of $35,000 through the purchase of select 4‑H branded boots and other fundraising activities associated with National 4‑H Council’s FOURWARD campaign from July 1, 2020 to June 31, 2021.
To help grow the talent pipeline for future agri-science careers, CHS Foundation teamed up with 4‑H to help more youth experience and learn about today’s agriculture. Through hands-on-learning opportunities, youth are equipped with the tools to make positive change in their communities through unique, localized community action plans.
CROP RISK SERVICES
Crop Risk Services supports the Fourward Fund to help communities around the country recover from the effects of the COVID-19 Pandemic.
Facebook has supported the annual 4‑H STEM Challenge since 2019 and invests in STEM education to benefit youth and families where Facebook datacenters operate.