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Ivan Heredia, Senior Vice President & Chief Marketing Officer

Brand Innovator, Former Walt Disney Co. Vice President Ivan Heredia Joins National 4‑H Council As Chief Marketing Officer

By National 4-H Council | February 16, 2021

National 4‑H Council announced today that it has appointed Ivan Heredia, former vice president at Walt Disney Co., as its new Senior Vice President and Chief Marketing Officer, effective March 1, 2021.

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Youth Voices: Finding the Good in Change

By Aidan Spencer | February 16, 2021
In life, there is only one constant: change. We cannot ignore it or resist it, and no matter how much we would like things to remain the same, change is inevitable. Sometimes, whether for good or for bad, we all reach a moment that changes the course of our lives forever. That moment came for… Read More

Brand Innovator, Former Walt Disney Co. Vice President Ivan Heredia Joins National 4‑H Council as Chief Marketing Officer

By Kevin Karg | February 12, 2021

Brand Innovator, Former Walt Disney Co. Vice President Ivan Heredia Joins National 4-H Council as Chief Marketing Officer CHEVY CHASE, MD (February 16, 2021) – National 4-H Council announced today that it has appointed Ivan Heredia, former vice president at Walt Disney Co., as its new Senior Vice President and Chief Marketing Officer, effective March…

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Creating Opportunity in the Midst of Uncertainty

By Jennifer Sirangelo | February 11, 2021
In February 2020, 4‑H commemorated Black History Month by featuring the stories of 4‑H alumni and Cooperative Extension* leaders at 1890 land grant universities**. It was an honor to tell their stories and highlight the great work of their institutions. But so much has changed in the last year. Priorities have shifted, programs have realigned,… Read More
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Are You Changing the World?

By Kittrina Thompson | February 8, 2021
Now more than ever, the world needs young people. We need their leadership, their compassion, and their drive. In fact, 78% of Gen Zer’s feel it is important to be seen as someone who stands up for what they believe in. For over 100 years, 4‑H has equipped young people with the skills they need… Read More
Dr. Robert Jones

The Role of Higher Education in Eliminating the Opportunity Gap

By Jennifer Sirangelo | February 4, 2021
Meet Dr. Robert Jones, Chancellor of the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign, a proud Georgia 4‑H alumnus, and member of National 4‑H Council’s Board of Trustees. A son of a sharecropper in the Jim Crow era of southwestern Georgia, he established himself as a successful scientist, renowned scholar, award-winning musical artist, and today, spearheads innovative research in… Read More

Media Room Archive

By Kevin Karg | February 4, 2021

Study of Rural Communities Whose Youth are Thriving Reveals Six Common Factors that May Drive Upward Mobility A study published today illuminates factors that may support upward social mobility in rural America—the possibility that children will grow up to earn more than their parents. The “Social Mobility in Rural America: Insights from Communities Whose Young…

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Black History Month: Celebrating Innovation, Diversity & Leadership

By Jennifer Sirangelo | January 29, 2021
For more than 100 years, 4‑H has helped young people develop the skills that led them to successful careers and contributions to their communities. Today, they are industry leaders, activists and experts who use their influence to pay it forward and help eliminate the opportunity gap for communities and kids across the country. To commemorate… Read More
Elizabeth Weidner Illinois 4‑H 2021 4‑H Youth in Action Civic Engagement Pillar Winner

Cancer Doesn’t Define Me, and 2020 Won’t Define Us

By Elizabeth Weidner | January 6, 2021
I’ve proudly recited the 4‑H pledge since I was 9 years old. But, much of my 4‑H experience has been unconventional. I’ve attended virtual 4‑H meetings before “Zoom” became a household name; completed fair projects from the St. Louis Children’s Hospital while waiting for a bone marrow transplant; attended conferences and helped judge fair projects… Read More

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