News from national 4-h council A wide array of domestic and global news stories; news topics include politics / government, business, technology, religion, sports/entertainment, science/nature, and health/lifestyle. Articles that appear in this section may be written in English or other languages, as well.

Sep 16, 2014, 14:09 ET

National 4-H Council Connects Youth to the Environment with Support from Disney

National 4-H Council, with support from Disney, today launched Connecting Urban Youth to the Environment, a new program that helps youth in urban...

Aug 14, 2014, 10:00 ET

National 4-H Council and Philips Make STEM Learning Fun for Local Youth Through "Magic of Electricity" Events

National 4-H Council and Philips, a diversified health and well-being company focused on improving people's lives through meaningful innovation,...

Jul 30, 2014, 11:13 ET

Biggest Loser finalist Joe Ostaszewski to bike across America inspiring national fight against obesity

Joe Ostaszewski, Biggest Loser finalist and former Florida State University defensive lineman, says the Biggest Loser show saved his life. Now,...

Jul 24, 2014, 10:40 ET

National 4-H Council and Lockheed Martin Team Up to Recognize Teachers Who Bring Science to Life

National 4-H Council and Lockheed Martin [NYSE: LMT] are launching the "Teachers Bringing Science to Life" contest that will provide resources and...

Jun 25, 2014, 13:45 ET
Artis Stevens, Senior Vice President for Marketing and Brand, National 4-H Council (PRNewsFoto/National 4-H Council)

National 4-H Council Appoints New Senior Vice President of Marketing and Brand

Today, National 4-H Council has announced Artis Stevens as its new senior vice president, Marketing and Brand. In this role, Stevens will lead the...

May 21, 2014, 10:57 ET

Hundreds of Thousands of Youth to Send "Rockets to the Rescue" as Part of 4-H National Youth Science Day

This year, youth all over the country, and some globally, will build an aerodynamic craft designed to deliver a payload of food to natural disaster...

Apr 22, 2014, 17:21 ET

4-H, Tractor Supply Company Launch Spring Fundraising Program

Today, National 4-H Council announced the launch of the spring 2014 4-H Paper Clover Campaign in partnership with Tractor Supply Company (TSC)....

Apr 16, 2014, 10:43 ET

National 4-H Council and ConAgra Foods Foundation Partner to Help Families Live Healthy on a Budget

Studies show 16.2 million children in America live in households that lack the means to get nutritious food on a regular basis. Responding to this...

Apr 09, 2014, 11:12 ET
"Teens Take on Health: Solutions for Healthier America" Infographic -- Cyclical Impact of Sleep and Stress on U.S. Teens' Health.  (PRNewsFoto/National 4-H Council)

New Report: U.S. Teens Say They Are Sleep-Deprived and Stressed

 American teens say they are not getting enough sleep and they are feeling the weight of stress according to a teen-led research study of...

Apr 04, 2014, 16:27 ET
(L to R) National 4-H Council Board of Trustees Chair Alison Lewis; Facebook Executive Andrew Bosworth; Celebrity Chef Anne Burrell; CNN Headline News Host Nancy Grace; Arizona 4-H'er Andres Parra; and National 4-H Council President and CEO Jennifer Sirangelo.  (PRNewsFoto/National 4-H Council)

Famous 4-H Alumni Join National Leaders to Celebrate Youth Impact, Emphasize STEM at 4-H Legacy Awards in D.C.

National 4-H Council recognized successful 4-H alumni, young people and supporters at its fifth annual 4-H Legacy Awards in Washington, D.C. this...

Mar 31, 2014, 15:01 ET

National 4-H Council Welcomes New Chief Information Officer

National 4-H Council has named Mitch Head as its new chief information officer. As CIO, Mr. Head will lead domestic and global technology...

Jan 30, 2014, 10:00 ET

National 4-H Council Hosts Youth Summit to Celebrate National Drug Facts Week

Launches new game app that promotes drug, alcohol and tobacco use prevention  Today, in celebration of National Drug Facts Week, National...

Jan 15, 2014, 10:00 ET

National 4-H Council to Partner with Mentor Up

Will expand reverse mentoring program for teens to help Americans over 50 National 4-H Council has announced a new partnership with Mentor Up,...

Jan 09, 2014, 10:00 ET

Jennifer Sirangelo Begins New Year as Chief Executive Officer of National 4-H Council

Jennifer Sirangelo became the first woman to serve as president and CEO of National 4-H Council on January 1, 2014. Ms. Sirangelo joined Council in...

Jan 08, 2014, 17:37 ET

New Study Shows 4-H Girls 2-3 Times More Likely to Participate in Science Programs than Peers

Million Women Mentors partnership will help increase the number of girls and young women in STEM education and careers Today, National 4-H...

Jan 06, 2014, 10:00 ET

4-H Awarded $7.2 Million to Support National Mentoring Program

Youth development professionals to participate in training program during National Mentoring Month The Department of Justice's Office of...

Dec 19, 2013, 12:11 ET

Groundbreaking Research Shows that 4-H Youth Excel Beyond Their Peers

Decade-long study provides powerful evidence that high-quality positive youth development programs lead to impact Today, National 4-H Council...

Dec 16, 2013, 10:00 ET

National 4-H Council Honors Board Trustee with Prestigious Award

Dr. Thomas Coon presented with the Gary L. Davis Award National 4-H Council honored board trustee Dr. Thomas Coon at its most recent Board of...

Nov 27, 2013, 10:00 ET
Passing of the Gavel: Alison Lewis, global CMO, Johnson & Johnson Consumer Companies and first chairwoman to serve on National 4-H Council's Board of Trustees, accepts the gavel from outgoing Board of Trustees Chair James Borel, EVP, DuPont Company.  (PRNewsFoto/National 4-H Council)

National 4-H Council Appoints First Chairwoman and Welcomes Top Executives to Board of Trustees

New youth trustees add fresh perspective  National 4-H Council is pleased to announce the addition of several leading industry executives...

Nov 21, 2013, 10:03 ET

National 4-H Council Receives Coveted Charity Navigator Designation

Largest youth development organization earns maximum 4-star rating  National 4-H Council is pleased to announce that it has received a...