4-H Promotion

Nebraska 4-H Month - Share Your Adventure!

February

Nebraska 4-H Month, traditionally held during February each year, is an opportunity to celebrate 4-H locally, recruit new members and volunteers, and have fun! This year, Nebraska 4-H Month will kick off the statewide Share Your Adventure call to action. We want to see what 4-H is like from your perspective! Whether you're a 4-H professional, volunteer, council member, club leader, project leader, club member, camper, or even alumni - if you have a 4-H adventure to share, we (and our followers) want to see it! Share your story on social media with a photo or video, and be sure to tag @Nebraska4H and #NE4H. 

Also, consider hosting a Nebraska 4-H Instagram Takeover during Nebraska 4-H Month! The goal of our Instagram takeovers is to show the wide variety of opportunities in 4-H, provide a glimpse into what it's like to be involved in 4-H, and to help tell the stories of 4-H. Ideas for takeovers include:

  • a day in the life of a 4-H volunteer, parent, professional etc.
  • behind-the-scenes of a 4-H project, contest, event, etc.
  • 4-H community service projects

To apply to take over the Nebraska 4-H Instagram, please complete the interest form.

True Leaders in Service

April

Every day, 4-H members across the nation pledge their hands to larger service. And every day, 4-H members are rolling up their sleeves and putting their pledge into action – leading positive change that empowers their peers and their communities. This April, 4-H is launching an annual True Leaders in Service initiative in honor of National Volunteer Appreciation Month.  True Leaders in Service, a month-long community service activation, will officially kick-off the first day of April, and culminate with the National 4-H Day of Service on Saturday, April 29. Thousands of 4-H members will venture out into their communities to do what 4-H members do best: they will lead in service to tackle community challenges and help meet the needs of others. 

4-H STEM Challenge

October

4-H STEM Challenge, formerly known as National Youth Science Day (NYSD), is the world's largest youth-led science experiment. Every year thousands of youth across the country take part in the event. NYSD provides access and opportunity for kids to learn about STEM topics by participating in hands-on STEM challenges. This year, NYSD will be celebrated throughout the month of October. This year's challenge, Code Your World, invites kids to get involved in computer science through hands-on doing. 

National 4-H Week

First Full Week in October

National 4-H Week is held every year during the first full week of October. Celebrations for this event can be customized specifically to your club or county. This may include planning educational events, special celebrations, community service events, etc. 

The theme, Opportunity 4 All, is a campaign developed by National 4-H Council to rally support for 4-H and identify solutions to eliminate the opportunity gap that affects 55 million young people across the country. Join this year's celebration on social media using #Opportunity4All and #NE4H, and show us how you are celebrating! For more ways to get involved or to find celebration events in your community, contact your local Extension office.

Name & Emblem Guidelines

The 4-H Name and Emblem are protected under federal statute Title 18, U.S. Code 707. Clubs, members, and volunteers are permitted to use the 4-H Name and Emblem once their program is chartered with the official 4-H Charter from 4-H National Headquarters.

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