National Trends and Research

National Trends & 4-H Snapshot

This National Trends and 4-H Snapshot publications highlights 4-H demographic statistics and national trends related to engaging youth audiences. This publication includes data gathered from ES-237 reports collected by NIFA’s Division of Youth and 4-H (4-H National Headquarters) and national data sets as referenced within the endnotes. We recognize that this is not a complete picture of the 4-H story and acknowledge the limitations due to data that is not collected through the 4-H system. This publication serves as a preliminary resource to explore our system’s reach and opportunities to engage diverse audiences. We will continue to evolve this resource as our committee gathers additional data and resources.

4-H Thriving Model through an Equity Lens

4-H is currently critically analyzing our programs, practices and systems in order to achieve the 4-H Grows and ECOP 4-H Opportunity Vision. The below literature review explores: (1) key terms and definitions related to equity, (2) critical theories and pedagogies that influence equity, (3) and the 4-H thriving model through an equity lens.