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Our work at 4-H is enhanced by leading corporations, foundations, and organizations that have made a commitment to support America’s youth. Together, we are developing and providing cutting-edge programs for young people to learn real-world skills that will prepare them for the challenges of today and tomorrow. 4-H appreciates the support of our partners, and is proud to feature how these partnerships are making an impact. Learn how to become a partner.
National 4-H Council has partnered with the Walmart Foundation to launch Youth Voice: Youth Choice, an exciting national program that encourages young people to develop and maintain healthy, active lifestyles in support of the Healthy Living mission. In 2009-2010, 15 4-H statewide grantee programs,including Hawaii and Puerto Rico, reached 31,066 youth and adults.
JCP Cares provides vital financial support to 4-H Afterschool programs. This generous funding has enabled us to create and launch 4-H Afterschool as a nationwide initiative and has continued to strengthen our programs as we strive to better meet the after-school need through 4-H.
Toyota has pledged a significant commitment to land and water issues as the premier environmental sponsor of 4-H2Online, 4-H2O Community Projects and Exploring Your Environment curriculum. Toyota 4-H2O Community Projects are currently in California, Indiana, Kentucky, Michigan, Mississippi, New York City and West Virginia. Together, Toyota and 4-H are raising environmental awareness and urging young people to learn, interact and take action on environmental concerns in their communities.
After many years of supporting 4-H locally, Tractor Supply Company, the nation's largest rural lifestyle retailer, has expanded their support and partnered with National 4-H Council on a multi-year, multi-faceted cause partnership program. Through various retail fundraising events, such as Paper Clover Promotions, and specialty programs for 4-H'ers, Tractor Supply Company will provide support to National 4-H Council and to local 4-H programs in nearly 1,000 counties and in 44 states across the country.
Since 2006, Noyce Foundation has been a sponsor of the 4-H Science Program, preparing 1 million young people to excel in science, engineering and technology, exposing them to a multitude of potential SET careers. Through new 4-H Science clubs, camps, and after-school programs; innovative curriculum; and SET training for 3,500 4-H professionals and 540,000 volunteers, Noyce Foundation is helping 4-H build a pipeline of our nation's future scientists and engineers.
National 4-H Council is proud to have Monsanto Company as a premier sponsor of 4-H volunteers, which helps highlight the vital role volunteers play within 4-H and provides recognition for their unsurpassed commitment to youth.
The New York Life Foundation and National 4-H Council are partnering to develop a new approach to engage urban youth in democracy, civic engagement, and community service through Youth in Governance and Citizenship Washington Focus.
Lockheed Martin is a sponsor of the 4-H Robotics program under the 4-H Science initiative to prepare
one million young people to excel in science, engineering and technology by 2013. Through support
of a new 4-H Robotics curriculum series and nationwide robotics clubs, Lockheed Martin is helping to
introduce millions of 4-H youth to the engineering field, and building a pipeline of our nation’s next
Cargill is a Founding Partner in 4-H's global initiatives. Cargill's commitment to convening and building capacity of the Asia 4-H Network, Customizing the Knowledge Center Resources for Asia 4-H Programs and supporting the Africa 4-H Global Pilot incorporates objectives of the Global 4-H Network.
National 4-H Council acknowledges the support of Altria’s tobacco companies: Philip Morris USA, U.S. Smokeless Tobacco Co. and John Middleton for the Youth Smoking Prevention for the Health Rocks!® healthy life program and The 4-H Study of Positive Youth Development.
The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation has provided a grant to the National 4-H Council for the project entitled, “Preparing Young Farmers to Reduce Hunger and Poverty in Sub-Saharan Africa.” In the 30 month project, National 4-H Council will collaborate with partners in Sub-Saharan Africa to build sustainable, African-led systems that equip the next generation of African smallholder farmers with knowledge and skills needed to participate in crop and livestock agricultural value chains, with special emphasis on young women.
DuPont and Pioneer Hi-Bred are sponsors of the 4-H Ag Science initiative. This program engages young people in the modern, high-tech and fascinating field of ag science. Through online and social networking activities, DuPont and Pioneer Hi-Bred are helping 4-H bring new discoveries and awareness in biotechnology, genetics, alternative energy and other fields to millions of young people.
DuPont and National 4-H Council have a partnership to strengthen youth development in rural African communities. DuPont’s commitment of up to $2 million over the next two years will allow the global 4-H network to help African youth create sustainable livelihoods and improve household and national food security for people across the continent.
CHS is a sponsor of the 4-H Science initiative to prepare 1 million young people to excel in science, engineering, and technology and expose them to a multitude of potential science, engineering and technology (SET) careers.
John Deere is a sponsor of the 4-H Science initiative to prepare 1 million young people to excel in science, engineering, and technology and expose them to a multitude of potential science, engineering and technology (SET) careers.
MetLife Foundation and 4-H are working together to infuse civic education into high-quality after-school programs and providing positive youth development training for after-school providers. In addition, each year, four exceptional 4-H after-school programs are presented the MetLife Foundation Award for Excellence recognizing their contribution to citizenship during the out-of-school time.
The Adobe Foundation and 4-H are bringing the 4-H Adobe Youth Voices Program to thousands of young people across America, allowing them to express their voice through new media. Through 4-H AYV, young people are learning new technology, self-expression, team building, and creating works of media which showcase community issues.
Motorola is a sponsor of the 4-H Science initiative to prepare 1 million young people to excel in science, engineering, and technology and expose them to a multitude of potential science, engineering and technology (SET) careers.
BAE Systems is a sponsor of the 4-H Science initiative to prepare 1 million young people to excel in science, engineering, and technology and expose them to a multitude of potential science, engineering and technology (SET) careers.
Farm Credit System Foundation has supported National 4-H Council for over 4 years, providing support for 4-H'ers from Native American and Historically Black Colleges and Universities to attend
national 4-H leadership conferences. Farm Credit System Foundation funding is made possible by the more than 1,000 directors and employees of Farm Credit banks and institutions across America.
Rockefeller Philanthropy Advisors are a sponsor of the 4-H Science initiative to prepare 1 million young people to excel in science, engineering, and technology and expose them to a multitude of potential science, engineering and technology (SET) careers.
UnitedHealthcare is a sponsor of 4-H Healthy Living, working with 4-H to help youth lead healthier lives. UCH's support is helping to train 4-H and UHC adult leaders and 4-H Healthy Living Teen Ambassadors to deliver content and activities on nutrition and healthy living at community-based organization programs and 4-H afterschool, camps and clubs.
Coca-Cola and 4-H have partnered for more than 25 years to help young people thrive. Today, 4-H environmental projects--sponsored through collaboration with Coca-Cola --include recycling, community beautification, and water conservation. This is also evident through 4H2Online -- an online community for young people to interact and learn about the environment.
Molina Healthcare is a sponsor of 4-H Healthy Living, working with 4-H to help youth and families lead healthier lives. Molina Healthcare and 4 H are leading the “Teens Take on Health: Solutions for a healthier America” campaign. The goal is to transform the national dialogue on health and healthcare by engaging young people to shape policy and create strategies that will result in improved health outcomes for youth and reduced healthcare costs for the next generation.
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