National 4‑H Week is October 7 – 13 | #InspireKidsToDo | #TrueLeaders | I am #Montana4H
This fall, 4-H youth, parents, alumni and volunteers will come together across the country to celebrate the 76th National 4-H Week, which showcases the learn-by-doing experiences that 4-H offers young people and highlights the remarkable 4-H youth and volunteers in our community who work each day to make a positive impact on those around them.
National 4-H Week is a great way for our incredible youth and volunteers to come together with the larger 4-H family across the nation to celebrate over a hundred years of empowering youth with the leadership skills they need to succeed in life.
These tools are designed to help you leverage National 4‑H Week in the media, on social media and in your community. For more information about this year’s National 4‑H Week theme, Inspire Kids to Do and helpful tips on how to use the resources in this toolkit, please watch this on-demand webinar recording.
The National 4‑H Week logo is available in print and digital file formats for use in word documents, PowerPoint presentations, websites, and more.
These posters are perfect to hang in store windows or on bulletin boards all over town. They can be printed on a color copier, laser printer or sent out to be printed. No need to reformat! I suggest using 60LB weight digital cover paper for the best quality (example paper). There are 8 different posters to choose from, each a seperate page in this pdf file making it easy to print the ones you want quickly. Download Poster File
Flyers are well suited for handing out at events, placing in storefront windows or putting up on bulletin boards, and can be printed at home or professionally in color or black and white. The MSU Extension logo has been added and there is a small area where you can add local information if desired. click on the thumbnail below to dowload the 8.5'x11" flyer.
- Ask local banks or resteraunts to put them out during National 4-H week.
- Use them at 4-H events or activities throughout National 4-H week.
- Put them out at other MSU Extension program classes and activities to inform a new group of the work 4-H is doing.
The table tent file has a page with instructions on how to print and assemple the tents. The finished size is 4 x 6 and there are 11 different designs to choose from. Use them all to highlight a wide variety of 4-H programs.
Advertisement files can be customized and used in local print publications like newspapers and newsletters. These are in PDF format. click on the image below to open the PDF ad and download.
Social media channels are the perfect place for celebrating your 4‑H pride during National 4‑H Week. Download these easy-to-use graphics specifically formatted for Facebook, Instagram, Twitter and Snapchat. Use the messaging in this document to create Facebook and Instagram posts. Just upload the image and copy and paste the text and you are done!
- Primary: #InspireKidstoDo
- Secondary: #TrueLeaders
- Always use the Hashtag, #InspireKidstoDo, on all posts.
- Add images of youth, alumni or volunteers to accompany your posts
- Add #Montana4H name or tag @Montana4-H page
Press Release and Proclamation Template
This press release template for this year’s National 4‑H Week can be personalized it for your own county. Simply fill in the details that are relevant to your community, and send it out to your local media for placement. Are you interested in making National 4‑H Week officially recognized by your local government official? The Proclamation Guide and Template will walk you through this process.
Radio and TV PSA's
Grow True Leaders public service announcements can be leveraged in traditional media outlets like television and radio during National 4‑H Week. They also serve as great promotional tools for placement on local websites, event presentations and more. Use 4-H grows pre-recorded PSAs or prepare your own.
How to prepare a 4-H PSA (University of Nebraska Extension)
Here is a GREAT video created by MSU Extension Gallatin County that highlights what
they are doing in their community to celebrate National 4-H Week.