Create opportunity for all kids when they need you most.
Support the Next Generation
While navigating the COVID-19 crisis, we’ve uncovered an undeniable truth: our nation’s youth are hurting.
Support Kids Now
This is too much for kids to handle on their own. They need you. And they need 4-H more than ever.
Your support makes it possible for 4-H to continue investing in the people, programs, and resources that will make a meaningful difference. We’ve made progress – but there’s a long way to go.
When you donate to the FOURWARD Fund, you connect youth with the social-emotional support and learning resources they desperately need.
Help us provide opportunity for all youth so they can move FOURWARD with hope. Donate today.
Every Dollar Makes a Difference
Your donation helps 4-H create #Opportunity4All kids through character-building programs and a caring community of friends and mentors. When you make a gift to the FOURWARD Fund, you will:
Reach kids in need.
Sending educational kits to youth who don’t have access to virtual learning opportunities like camps and academic support – engaging them through fun, hands-on activities and skill-based learning.
Support 4-H clubs.
Ensuring clubs across the U.S. continue to connect youth with their peers, mentors and opportunities for growth.
Tapping national experts to develop research-based solutions to educational, mental health, and access-related challenges.
Inspiring others to come together to help our nation’s youth in their time of greatest need.
See the Need and Meet It
These 4-H youth found creative and impactful ways to meet urgent needs in their communities brought about by the COVID-19 pandemic. Join them in taking action by making a FOURWARD Fund gift today.
North Carolina 4-H
In response to COVID-19, 4-H clubs moved their efforts online and found new ways to keep learning and keep projects going from a distance. A local JOANN fabric store contacted SewWhat 4-H Club leader, Jane Tyson, to see if her, club would be interested in sewing fabric masks, the 4-H’ers didn’t hesitate to say yes.
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 came up with a concept to create spaces in his community where people could donate staples like food and hygiene items, and people in need could pick them up.
Garrett worked with his mom and others in his community to design pantries called "Blessing Boxes". Since COVID-19, demand has skyrocketed, and with the help of his community, Garrett plans to keep the Blessing Boxes stocked throughout the crisis.
Jordyn and her 4-H team created a mental health curriculum, EmpoweringMEandYou. Each lesson is relatable, relevant and teachable by and for middle through high school students.
Since COVID-19, the project has taken on new meaning and importance. Kids are facing new stresses and anxieties and grappling with the emotional effects of living through a global pandemic, making strategies for maintaining mental health more important than ever.
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