Our Response to COVID-19

By Lindsay Shearer April 13, 2020

In Nebraska, we are facing an extraordinary moment in our history, one that’s bringing disruption to our daily lives; that of our children and grandchildren.

The Nebraska 4-H Foundation’s work continues as we work hand in hand with the Nebraska 4-H Youth Development Program to expand and support the mission. We empower youth to reach their full potential, working and learning in partnership with caring adults. We envision a world in which youth and adults learn, grow, and work together as catalysts for positive change by growing true leaders.

If there is anything this pandemic has revealed, it’s how interconnected we all are. While this makes us vulnerable to a virus, it’s that same connectedness that will see us through to our recovery. In the same way that 4-H Youth Development strengthens our state, Nebraskans are people who believe in something bigger than themselves.

You are part of our Nebraska 4-H family.

Whether we are meeting emerging local needs or piloting new efforts, Nebraska 4-H continues to grow strong leaders who are prepared with the skills needed to handle the problems of today and the challenges of tomorrow. Our true leaders are young people who have confidence, independence, resilience and compassion.

With your help, we recognize high achieving youth leaders with awards, scholarships and trips. We offer financial assistance for high need individuals through our 4-H’ers Helping 4-H’ers Fund. We partner with youth serving organizations to develop innovative programs. We help create community in rural, urban and online settings.

We are continuing to do this important work.
We are not taking a pause.
We are building strategies to become even stronger.

Nebraska 4-H is actively engaging youth and families ONLINE in Nebraska (and across develop new and the nation!) several times each week with learning opportunities! Click to check out what our educators are offering as of this week: https://4h.unl.edu/virtual-home-learning

Feel free to share this link with any who may benefit!

Throughout the rest of this year, you can be sure the Nebraska 4-H Foundation will be ready and able to continue support of Nebraska 4-H kids and their families.

Please let us know how you are doing and what you might need. We are just a phone call or email away.  While our office may be closed at this time, we are continuing to connect with Nebraskan’s near and far.  We are retrieving messages and returning calls regularly.  We are also accessible via email.  Please don’t hesitate to connect with us.  We look forward to hearing from you.

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