FOURWARD FUND

Talent is everywhere. Opportunity is not.

Make every opportunity count for kids.

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Youth Need Our Support

As the country’s largest youth development organization — and the only one reaching kids in every community — 4-H is here to ensure all kids can reach their potential, no matter their circumstances.

 

With 7 out of 10 teens struggling with mental health, 12 million kids unable to learn online because of poor internet connections, and COVID-19 disproportionally affecting youth in underserved, at-risk communities, we need your help to ensure all kids have equal opportunities to learn, belong, and thrive.

Become a Supporter

 

The FOURWARD Fund is driving equitable education, belonging and social-emotional well-being to create #Opportunity4All. Make every opportunity count for kids.

For additional information, please contact Heather Elliott at helliott@4-h.org.

If you would like to donate to the FOURWARD Fund directly click here.

Ways to Support

Investment in the FOURWARD Fund offers multiple opportunities for companies to engage meaningfully with their customers and employees to create #Opportunity4All kids.

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Fund programs.

Engage kids across the country though virtual programming and provide educational kits to those who don’t have online access.

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Engage in cause marketing.

Let people know you’re doing good in the world and engage your customers as partners to connect youth with their peers, mentors and opportunities for growth.

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Engage your employees.

Invite your employees and customers by matching their donation dollars to engage more kids in fun, hands-on activities and skill-based learning. 

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Rally support.

Inspire others to come together to help our nation’s youth in their time of greatest need.

Why 4-H

Our goal is to provide educational resources, social emotional support and a sense of belonging to the six million 4-H'ers across the country and create #Opportunity4All.

 

Today, 4-H reaches and engages youth across urban, suburban and rural communities, with or without internet access. We meet our youth where they are. 4-H was built for challenging times like these.

Do Good for Kids

In times like these, you can help.

 

Our kids’ mental health is suffering, the opportunity gap is growing and the consequences are long-lasting.

 

Your investment today in the FOURWARD Fund will support 4-H’s capacity to connect communities and close the opportunity gap through hands-on learning and leadership opportunities for all young people. That is #Opportunity4All.

See the Need & Meet It

MEGAN GARCIGA | NORTH CAROLINA 4-H
Megan and 12 other members of the SewWhat 4-H Club sewed more than 1,100 masks for healthcare workers, police officers, and firefighters.

 

GARRETT SANDERS | LOUISIANA 4-H
Garrett built and stocks mini food pantries in his community so that families have critical food resources and don’t go hungry.

 

JORDYN MALOY | MAINE 4-H
Jordyn created an online mental health curriculum to help young people navigate anxiety, stress, and other mental health barriers.

Why 4-H

Our goal is to provide educational resources, social emotional support and a sense of belonging to the six million 4-H'ers across the country and create #Opportunity4All.

 

Today, 4-H reaches and engages youth across urban, suburban and rural communities, with or without internet access. We meet our youth where they are. 4-H was built for challenging times like these.

Do Good for Kids

In times like these, you can help.

 

Our kids’ mental health is suffering, the opportunity gap is growing and the consequences are long-lasting.

 

Your investment today in the FOURWARD Fund will support 4-H’s capacity to connect communities and close the opportunity gap through hands-on learning and leadership opportunities for all young people. That is #Opportunity4All.

See the Need & Meet It

MEGAN GARCIGA | NORTH CAROLINA 4-H
Megan and 12 other members of the SewWhat 4-H Club sewed more than 1,100 masks for healthcare workers, police officers, and firefighters.

 

GARRETT SANDERS | LOUISIANA 4-H
Garrett built and stocks mini food pantries in his community so that families have critical food resources and don’t go hungry.

 

JORDYN MALOY | MAINE 4-H
Jordyn created an online mental health curriculum to help young people navigate anxiety, stress, and other mental health barriers.

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