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2014-04-09 12:31:18

National 4-H Council and Molina Healthcare release "Teens Take on Health" report; conclusion of 15-month, teen-driven research effort CHEVY CHASE, Md., April 9, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- 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 nearly 1,000 youth ages 13 to 19. The news comes as part of the Teens Take on Health report released by National 4-H Council and Molina Healthcare at the 4-H...

2014-04-04 16:24:07

PHOTOS: Facebook exec, "News Feed" inventor Andrew Bosworth and Food Network celebrity chef Anne Burrell recognized; CNN Headline News host Nancy Grace emcees CHEVY CHASE, Md., April 4, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- 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 Thursday, April 3, 2014. Two alumni -- Andrew Bosworth, vice president of ads and pages at Facebook and inventor of the...

2014-03-31 16:28:07

Mitch Head to lead domestic and global technology strategies CHEVY CHASE, Md., March 31, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- National 4-H Council has named Mitch Head as its new chief information officer. As CIO, Mr. Head will lead domestic and global technology strategies and provide leadership and direction in establishing efficient, cost-effective information systems that support the 4-H movement. 4-H, the youth development program of the nation's land-grant universities and...

2014-02-26 23:23:21

Teen Winners of STEM-focused Video Contest Chevy Chase, MD (PRWEB) February 26, 2014 Eleven 4-H teenagers from seven states beat out hundreds of their peers to win a technology prize package from Samsung. The teens submitted winning videos about their experience at Summer Science Camps where they participated in interactive, hands-on activities that ranged from computer science and robotics to marine biology and animal science. Their technology prize package includes a Chromebook laptop...

2014-02-11 12:30:24

CHEVY CHASE, Md., Feb. 11, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- With statistics showing the U.S. falling behind in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) education and careers, National 4-H Council and HughesNet announced today a new partnership to introduce more American youth to hands-on, community-based STEM learning. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20110112/NE29456LOGO ) The partnership includes a sponsorship from Hughes Network Systems, the operators of HughesNet, to...

2014-01-15 12:26:50

Will expand reverse mentoring program for teens to help Americans over 50 CHEVY CHASE, Md., Jan. 15, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- National 4-H Council has announced a new partnership with Mentor Up, a new way to make a difference from AARP Foundation, to promote and establish youth-led service and volunteerism on behalf of people age 50 and older. A generous grant of more than $400,000 from AARP Foundation will support the expansion of the 4-H Tech Wizards program. The 4-H Tech...

2014-01-09 12:28:03

CHEVY CHASE, Md., Jan. 9, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- 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 2006 and most recently served as executive vice president and chief operating officer. She succeeds Donald T. Floyd, Jr. who retired as CEO in December 2013 after 22 years with National 4-H Council, 13 years as CEO. "I am thrilled to work with Jennifer as we begin our new roles in...

2013-12-16 12:25:45

Dr. Thomas Coon presented with the Gary L. Davis Award CHEVY CHASE, Md., Dec. 16, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- National 4-H Council honored board trustee Dr. Thomas Coon at its most recent Board of Trustees meeting on Thursday, November 14. Dr. Coon was presented with the Gary L. Davis award for his leadership at Michigan State University, being active in 4-H locally in the state of Michigan and nationally, and his work on National 4-H Council's Board of Trustees from 2007 to...

2013-11-27 12:24:43

New youth trustees add fresh perspective CHEVY CHASE, Md., Nov. 27, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- National 4-H Council is pleased to announce the addition of several leading industry executives in education, agribusiness, food security and healthy living, and two 4-H alumni to the organization's Board of Trustees. During its most recent meeting on Thursday, November 14 when new members were confirmed, National 4-H Council's Board of Trustees appointed its first chairwoman. (Photo:...

2013-10-10 23:22:47

B-roll, Sound Bites, and Photos Available for Download Chevy Chase, MD (PRWEB) October 10, 2013 Millions of young people all across the country became geospatial scientists on October 9th during the sixth annual 4-H National Youth Science Day. The 2013 National Science Experiment, 4-H Maps & Apps introduced youth to the importance of geographic information systems (GIS) and global positioning systems (GPS) as they used an important GIS technique called "layering" to map...