Youth STEM is National Priority
National 4-H Council and the Noyce Foundation hosted a ground-breaking meeting of America's leading youth development organizations at National 4-H Youth Conference Center on February 6 - 7. The focus of the executive roundtable meeting was on the important topic of out-of-school time Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) education.
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CEOs, senior leaders and youth representatives from Boys & Girls Clubs of America, Big Brothers Big Sisters of America, Girls Inc., Girl Scouts of the USA and YMCA of the USA -- together with 4-H National Headquarters, the Cooperative Extension System and National 4-H Council – met with corporate and research partners to share information, learn from each other and collaborate on ways to work together on the future development of impactful STEM learning. Read the press release about the STEM Executive Roundtable and download the executive summary of the STEM Executive Roundtable (PDF).
4-H Science Initiative from Inception to Impact
During the meeting, 4-H unveiled a comprehensive new report, 4-H Science Initiative from Inception to Impact, which reviews the multi-year impact of the 4-H efforts, lessons learned and ideas for developing more promising programs in the future. The initiative has been a truly collaborative effort, led by 4-H National Headquarters, land-grant faculty from the Cooperative Extension System and National 4-H Council. Download the Report (PDF) and download the Executive Summary (PDF).
One Million New Scientists
To address the nation’s increased demand for science and technology professionals, 4-H set out to reach a bold goal of engaging one million new young people in science programs by 2013 – and we reached it. Learn how in this short video.
Meet National 4-H Council President Donald T. Floyd: Advancing STEM Education, its Future
Interview with Washington Executive e-Magazine
Donald T. Floyd is CEO and president of National 4-H Council. He has been involved with the leadership of youth-serving, non-profit organizations for more than 35 years.
Floyd is a trustee with the America’s Promise Alliance. He also served as a trustee of Albright College as well as secretary of the Board, a member of the Executive Committee, and Vice Chair of its Governance Committee. Floyd, who served in the US Air Force from 1966 to 1970, is a graduate of Albright College in Reading, Pa.
Floyd spoke to WashingtonExec about his role at National 4-H Council, his work with STEM, suggestions for getting involved, STEM misconceptions and future opportunities. Continue Reading...