Calling all New Hampshire alumni and supporters to “Raise Your Hand” in support of 4-H throughout the Granite State.
For more than 100 years, the 4-H impact on young people has been immeasurable. “Having experienced our programs first-hand, our alumni know best what a positive impact 4-H had on them growing up, which is why we’re reaching out to them to support the next generation of true leaders,” said Michael Young, UNH Cooperative Extension Youth and Family Program Leader.
As part of the Raise Your Hand campaign, which kicks off this Sunday, April 1 and runs through May 15, 4-H is asking supporters in New Hampshire to ‘Raise Your Hand’ to help kids by providing the hands-on learning that only 4-H provides.
Joining is easy. All you need to do is go online to www.4-H.org/RaiseYourHand and fill in the details. Raising your hand is a vote towards a $20,000, $10,000 or $5,000 award for the states with the most hands raised. Help New Hampshire be one of the winning states, vote now!
“Whether they’re running Fortune 100 companies, performing to sold-out crowds, leading community programs or volunteering to empower local youth, 4‑H alumni are the epitome of true leadership,” said Jennifer Sirangelo, president and CEO, National 4‑H Council. “Our alumni and supporters across the country now have the perfect opportunity to support 4-H youth in their communities, ensuring that the next generation has the opportunity to benefit from the 4‑H experience.”
“4-H gives kids the opportunity to learn by doing, to grow from not only the encouragements brought by success, but also through challenges and failures, as these skills will help them to handle whatever life may throw their way,” explains Jennifer Nettles, Grammy-award winning musician, actress and 4‑H national alumni spokesperson.
About New Hampshire 4-H
4-H, the nation’s largest youth development organization, grows confident young people who are empowered for life today and prepared for career tomorrow. 4-H programs empower nearly six million young people across the U.S. through experiences that develop critical life skills.