Don't miss out on the chance to celebrate your 4-H pride this year with National 4-H Week!
Research has proven that participation in 4-H has a significant positive impact on young people. Recent findings from the Tufts University 4-H Study of Positive Youth Development indicate that, when compared to their peers, young people in 4-H are:
How will you help? Here are a few ways you can be involved during National 4-H Week:
October 2020-National 4-H STEM Challenge
The 4-H STEM Challenge is an annual initiative to inspire kids everywhere to take an interest in science, technology, engineering and math through hands-on learning.
The 2020 4-H STEM Challenge will explore sending a mission to Mars with the activity, Mars Base Camp. Developed by Google and Virginia Cooperative Extension, Mars Base Camp is a collection of activities that teaches kids ages 8-14 STEM skills like mechanical engineering, physics, computer science, and agriculture.
How to Participate?
-Online Activity: Youth can participate online at this link https://4-h.org/parents/4-h-stem-challenge/insight-from-mars-activity/
-Family-Sized Kit: Includes materials for 1-4 youth to participate in the offline activities. Interested in purchasing the kit? Visit Shop 4-H
4-H, the nation's largest youth development and empowerment organization, cultivates confident kids who tackle the issues that matter most in their communities right now. In the United States, 4-H programs empower six million young people through the 110 land-grant universities and Cooperative Extension in more than 3,000 local offices serving every county and parish in the country. Outside the United States, independent, country-led 4-H organizations empower one million young people in more than 50 countries. National 4-H Council is the private sector, non-profit partner of the Cooperative Extension System and 4-H National Headquarters located at the National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA) within the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA).
Last updated September 30, 2020