Missouri 4-H Foundation
Supporting positive youth development
The Missouri 4-H Foundation is the private resource partner of the University of Missouri Extension 4-H Center for Youth Development. Our mission is to maximize 4-H youth development through resource acquisition and management.
Established in 1949, the Missouri 4-H Foundation partners with universities, corporations, foundations and individuals to build stronger 4-H programs and provide financial support to benefit Missouri's youth. We help empower young people in every county of the state to learn by doing and become the leaders of tomorrow.
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Missouri 4-H career-readiness programs get $75,000 boost from Healthy Blue's affiliated Foundation
The 4-H Youth Futures College Within Reach program, developed by the University of Missouri Extension and Lincoln University Cooperative Extension, is a college orientation program that includes ongoing local mentoring, campus visits and a conference on the MU campus.
4-H scholarship donors help youth leaders develop and flourish
For longtime Missouri 4-H member Hannah Persell, the power of giving goes beyond words. Persell — a University of Missouri senior studying agriculture business management — received one of the 501 scholarships totaling $515,800 that the Missouri 4-H Foundation awarded during MU's comprehensive Our Time to Lead giving campaign.