National 4-H Council to Deliver 4-H Wellness 360º Programming to Kids and Families in Five U.S. Markets, sponsored by Target

Tuesday, October 17, 2017 General News
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CHEVY CHASE, Md., Oct. 17, 2017 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Unlike any other generation in history, today's kids are dealing

with unique challenges and pressures. The most fundamental thing they'll need to be prepared to thrive, is to be healthy – in both body and mind. To help ensure that our leaders of tomorrow have the confidence and skills to make healthy decisions and
lead healthy lifestyles, National 4-H Council has been awarded a grant from Target Corporation (NYSE: TGT) for $500,000.

The grant will engage more than 5,000 youth and their family members in Atlanta, Ga., Baltimore, Md., Dallas/Fort-Worth, Texas, Houston, Texas and Miami, Fla. in the 4-H Wellness 360º program. The holistic program equips participants with the knowledge to live healthy, happy lives through education on nutrition, fitness and emotional well-being.

Driven by 4-H teen leaders, the 4-H Wellness 360º program leverages the proven influence of young people by engaging teens to lead and empower their peers and families to establish life-long healthy habits today. From nutrition education and cooking classes, to yoga and lessons on avoiding risky behaviors, 4-H Wellness 360º provides the framework to make sure today's youth have the knowledge and confidence to not only live a healthy life themselves, but to also help share their knowledge with their peers and families.

"When it comes to healthy living, today's youth face so many new challenges, and we want to make sure they are equipped with the skills and information to improve their overall health and have positive, long-term impact," said Jennifer Sirangelo, president and CEO, National 4-H Council. "The 4-H Wellness 360º program ensures that we are empowering our health leaders of tomorrow with skills such as confidence, resilience and teamwork – all skills that are necessary for future life and career success."

About 4-H

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.

Learn more about 4?H at www.4?, find us on Facebook at and on Twitter at

CONTACT: Dvon Williams, 301-961-2899,

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