Indiana 4-H, the largest youth development program in the state of Indiana, needs everyone's help to keep the program alive for future generations.
Through the Indiana 4-H foundation, more than $91,000 has been raised for the youth of the program. This money goes towards the 4-H youth development program that helps kids discover and learn about many subject matters that aren't touched in schools.
4-H, a program for 3rd-12th graders has been a huge part of Indiana for more than 100 years. 4-H is more than just about cows and cookies – it's about learning and developing new skills and creating lifetime friendships.
While some kids stay in the show barns during their 4-H career, others dabble in many of the multiple projects the program offers, from Lego building to electric engineering to fine arts. 4-H is truly a program for every child in the state.
The Indiana 4-H foundation serves as a tool to secure financial support and advocacy for Indiana 4-H programs. Through grants and private donations, they aid multiple programs and buildings for the youth.
While there are grants for the buildings, most of the money comes from Crystal Clover Donors, which many claim are the essential backbone for the programs.
You can take part in the 2014 $50,000 Challenge to help young people learn and grow through 4-H. This year, your unrestricted donation to the Indiana 4-H Foundation of $50 or more will be matched dollar-for-dollar, up to $50,000, thanks to Indiana Farm Bureau, the Estate of Barbara J. Faris, and the Indiana 4-H Foundation Board of Directors.
The opportunity to double the impact of your investment lasts through the end of the year.