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Committee Purpose: 

To support the 4-H System to reach its National 4-H Grows & Opportunity vision.

4-H will embrace the rich diversity of youth, families and communities that comprise our nation. We will grow our organization in ways which leverage that diversity to improve the economic, environmental and social conditions in which people live. Cooperative Extension and 4-H have an opportunity to close the gap in wellbeing and economic mobility as we undertake our bold goal to engage 10 million youth reflecting the diversity of the communities we serve by 2027. Uniting toward an inclusive, diverse and equitable 4-H is the fuel we need to increase access for all youth, families and communities—in every town, every city and every corner of America.

This Committee aims to contribute to an inclusive organizational culture and to increase the capacity of 4-H and the Cooperative Extension System to meet this opportunity. This Committee will serve as the coordinating body among national efforts in support of our national goals that include equity, access and belonging

 

National 4-H Grows: A Promise to America’s Kids Vision

In 2027, 4-H will reflect the population demographics, vulnerable populations, diverse needs and social conditions of the country. This vision has the elements of inclusion, caring adults, serving at minimum 1 in 5 youth, and the volunteers and staff reflect the diversity of the population. For more information see the Access, Equity and Opportunity section of the National 4-H Strategic plan.