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The Wisconsin 4‑H Foundation exists to provide essential support for the 4‑H Youth Development program – a program of the University of Wisconsin Extension, Cooperative Extension in partnership with state, federal and county government in each Wisconsin county. Individuals, corporations, and foundations are partners in providing support for a network of Cooperative Extension staff and more than 20,000 adult and youth volunteers in shaping nearly 150,000 4‑H youth who take part in various 4‑H activities throughout the state.

Our partners help 4‑H create cutting-edge, relevant programs for young people to learn real-world skills that will prepare them for the challenges of today and tomorrow, moving communities, the state, our county and the world forward in ways no other youth organization can. Our partners know that 4‑H is proven - it’s the research. According to the 4‑H Study of Positive Youth Development by Tufts University, 4‑H youth are:


  • 6 times more likely to be at the highest levels of positive development
  • More likely to see themselves going to college compared to other youth
  • 25% more likely to contribute to themselves, their families, and communities
  • 41% less likely to engage in high risk behaviors
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Meat Products Auction

Join us on Tuesday, August 9, 2016 at the Wisconsin State Fair as the Wisconsin 4‑H Foundation hosts the Governors Blue Ribbon Meat Products Auction.

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Cedar Crest Ice Cream Flavor Winner

Deep Space, developed by the Badger Boosters 4-H Club of Washington County, was chosen as the winner of the Cedar Crest Ice Cream 4-H Flavor Contest. Selected as the winner from the field of five finalists, Deep Space will be available statewide in time to celebrate June Dairy Month.

The winning flavor features Cedar Crest’s Zanzibar Dark Chocolate and Blue Moon, with chocolate chip chunks and swirled with marshmallow cream. This flavor will be available in 3 gallon tubs and on sale throughout the summer at ice cream parlors that serve Cedar Crest Ice Cream. It is also available for sale at
4-H food stands. To order, call 800-877-8341.


Join Our Alumni Database

Whether you were a member, leader, volunteer, parent or friend of 4‑H, we invite you to register online to receive information about our events and activities.

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Wisconsin’s youth are today’s greatest resource and tomorrow’s future leaders.

Contact

Wisconsin 4‑H Foundation, Inc.
The Pyle Center
702 Langdon Street
Madison, WI 53706
Phone: (608) 262-1597
Email: info@Wis4HFoundation.org

Contributions to the Wisconsin 4‑H Foundation

Contributions to the Wisconsin 4‑H Foundation are used to assist the organization in their mission to provide resources to the Wisconsin 4‑H program.

Contributions are made with the understanding that the Wisconsin 4‑H Foundation has complete control and administration over the use of the donated funds.

The Wisconsin 4‑H Foundation is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization. All contributions to the Foundation are tax-deductible to the fullest extent of the law. Federal tax identification number is 39-0914868.

Wisconsin 4‑H Foundation Statement of Nondiscrimination

The Wisconsin 4‑H Foundation is committed to, and morally bound to, a policy of nondiscrimination in regard to race, veteran status, color, religion, national origin, disability, age, gender, or sexual orientation as applicable to persons served by it, to staff employment, and to membership on its governing board.

As an organization and as individuals, we take the opportunity to learn and benefit from the divergent perspectives, backgrounds, and abilities each individual brings to the pursuit of our common mission.