National 4-H Week: #iam4H
National 4-H Week Oct. 5-11 and 4-H National Youth Science Day on Oct. 8 provide great opportunities to put our local 4-H efforts in the spotlight! 4-H families and volunteers will participate in events across the state to celebrate and recognize all of the ways youth are learning and leading in 4-H.
This year, national 4-H has created the #iam4H social media campaign to help spread the word.
During 4-H Week, post a picture of yourself with an #iam4H sign on the Minnesota 4-H Facebook page, your county 4-H Facebook pages, or via twitter using @MN4H. Please also encourage 4-H youth, volunteers, professionals, and alumni to share their #iam4H pride in photos on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram using the #iam4H sign and hashtag.
Watch for more information and ideas about strategies to make the #iam4H campaign in Minnesota go viral in 4-H Admin Weekly.
The #iam4H sign, bookmark, flyer and poster templates are available to download, print and use at your 4-H Week events, or display at community partners and businesses that week.
4-H National Youth Science Day
This year's 4-H NYSD experiment is Rocket to the Rescue! In light of the recent natural disasters such as Typhoon Haiyan, this year youth participating in 4-H NYSD will design and build an aerodynamic food transportation device that can deliver a payload of nutritious food to disaster victims! The experiment will help youth learn engineering concepts, develop math skills, learn about nutrition and help solve a relevant, global issue.
The 4-H NYSD is an important part of Minnesota 4-H's priority to spark an interest in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM), and provides a great opportunity to engage new audiences of youth in our 4-H STEM programs, and raise visibility of our 4-H STEM programs by pursuing media coverage of your county's 4-H NYSD events.
More resources and information can be found on the 4-H NYSD page.
4-H Week and 4-H NYSD media release templates
4-H Week and 4-H National Youth Science Day media release templates, flyers, and proclamation templates are available in the Communications section of the YD Intranet.
Staff are encouraged to use the materials to pursue media stories promoting local events, celebrating 4-H'ers, highlighting the positive impact 4-H is making in communities, and encouraging new 4-H'ers, volunteers, and supporters to get involved.
YD Communications Manager