Member Agencies

Nebraska 4-H Foundation

25-WORD DESCRIPTION:

Founded in 1958, we enhance the Nebraska 4-H Youth Development Program. Funding new 4-H programs and improving existing programs at the county, district and state levels.


HOW WE USE YOUR CONTRIBUTIONS:

  • $1 per week provides 2 Robotics kit to clubs. ($52)
  • $10 per month provides supplies to teach STEM curriculum to underserved audiences. ($120)
  • $100 provides hands on environmental education curriculum for students at camp.


A STORY FROM OUR AGENCY:

I was 12 when my sister had several surgeries, placed in hospice and given one year to live. A short time later our house caught fire, we lost everything. As if that wasn’t enough, we were in a severe car accident, just a month later, where I suffered a severe back injury.

After a traumatic few months, when I was 12, for my family and a severe back injury, I felt broken and lost. A few friends recognized I needed help. They were a part of a local 4-H Robotics club, they invited me to join them. I was skeptical but quickly recognized the importance of being in the 4-H family.

4-H has taught me how to move out of my comfort zone, speak up for what is important, and foster relationships with those in my community.

I was fortunate to be a part of a STEM program that was open to all youth. Years later, I realized there was a discrepancy in STEM access and opportunities. I wanted to help kids, like me, that needed a place to connect and grow. I developed a community outreach plan that would assist underrepresented students in local STEM circles. Because of my hard work and perseverance, I was able to raise enough money and volunteer to help at 60 community events to encourage kids to get involved in STEM.

Without 4-H, I never would have found a passion for STEM. My club leaders and friends supported me through it all. 4-H has taught me going to continue to step out of my comfort zone and achieve my goals. 4-H changed my life forever.

-Jo, 4-Her
 

CAMPAIGN CODE NUMBERS:

Campaign Code: 6860

(For campaigns at University of Nebraska-Lincoln, City of Lincoln, LES, LPS, Lancaster County, SCC and private companies.)

State of Nebraska: 

ADDRESS/PHONE:

210 Mussehl Hall
PO Box 4500
Lincoln, NE 68504

402-472-9019

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