Four-part series features stories of youth creating positive change in communities
NEW YORK – November 20, 2019 – Today, NBC News Learn launched “4-H Inspires Kids to Do,” an original video series featuring youth making a difference across the United States. These young adults lead programs, supported by 4-H, which tackle the most challenging issues in their local communities. NBC News Learn, the education division of NBC News, produced the series in collaboration with 4-H, the nation’s largest positive youth development organization serving nearly six million youth each year.
The four-part series highlights young adults from rural and suburban areas and their efforts around equity and inclusion, food insecurity, minority engagement in STEM, and drug abuse.
“We are excited to amplify the important message of social responsibility practiced by 4-H,” said Soraya Gage, General Manager of NBC News Learn. “Our collaborative storytelling with 4-H is designed not only to share their impactful projects, but educate and inspire other students about the importance of community service.”
“In 4-H we believe in the power of young people and empower them each day with opportunities that put them in the driver seat to learn and lead,” said Artis Stevens, Chief Marketing Officer, National 4-H Council. “These stories represent the millions of young people who, with the support of caring adult mentors and 4-H programs delivered through Cooperative Extension, are finding ways to create change in communities across the country.”
The original series can be viewed online at NBCNewsLearn.com. Each video segment aligns to state and national education standards. Viewers can learn more about the series and join the discussion by following @NBCNewsLearn on Facebook and Twitter.
About NBC News Learn
NBC News Learn is the education brand of NBC News – distributing the journalism and storytelling of NBC News to students in the classroom, at home, and in the community. Our award-winning content, innovative live broadcasts, and extensive, exclusive news archives have made NBC News Learn an invaluable education tool for K-12 and Higher Ed students and teachers across the country.
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. 4‑H is the youth development program of our nation’s Cooperative Extension System and USDA, and serves every county and parish in the U.S. through a network of 110 public universities and more than 3000 local Extension offices. Globally, 4‑H collaborates with independent programs to empower one million youth in 50 countries. The research-backed 4‑H experience grows young people who are four times more likely to contribute to their communities; two times more likely to make healthier choices; two times more likely to be civically active; and two times more likely to participate in STEM programs.