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2021 Kent Lage Awards Announced

The Annual Kent Lage Awards recognize aspiring 4-H leaders as they embark on their college careers. The awards are named for the late former president of the Foundation’s Board of Trustees, Kent Lage. Catherine Bezio of Erving is the recipient of the 1st place Kent Lage Award and a $1,000 scholarship. Catherine will attend the […]

Massachusetts 4-H Program to Reopen

Today, the Massachusetts 4-H program, following the guidance of the state of Massachusetts, announced it will be reopening to an in-person mode of delivery. This decision gives clubs and groups the opportunity to meet again, work on their projects, and participate in fairs. This document includes all of the details about the reopening.

Unstoppable

For many people, a cancer diagnosis would prevent them from achieving lifelong goals. For 4-H alum Angelina Mangiardi, 26, however, her diagnosis at age 19 gave her more determination to reach her aspirations, set her on a path to her dream job at a nonprofit, and helped her pursue a life consistent with her values. […]

First Ever Virtual State 4-H Fair Held in Summer 2020

Massachusetts held its first ever Virtual State 4-H Fair in August 2020. 230 4-H members submitted more than 1,200 projects! While a virtual fair meant that it was unfortunately not open to the public, the quality of the projects remained every bit as high as in any “regular” year. 4-H members demonstrated the spirit of […]

“Sewing” Hope, One Mask at a Time

Participation in 4-H builds life skills such as compassion and resilience, and no 4-H project demonstrated these qualities better this year than sewing masks. 4-H members in two Massachusetts clubs, the Thimbles club of Cotuit and the Montague Stitchers in Montague, put their skills to work while helping their communities stay safe. Led by Lisa […]

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