Call to Action: Stop Our Governor From Vetoing Florida’s 4-H Funding
Stop Our Governor From Vetoing Florida’s 4-H Funding
Nationwide 4-H is the largest youth developmental organization with more than 6.5 million members between the ages of 15 and 18. Last year Florida’s program included more than 192,000 youth and 13,000 volunteers across the state. This year Governor Rick Scott is considering vetoing funding for this organization that teaches our children essential life skills and leads them towards education in science, engineering, and computer science.
Members of 4-H, according to a recent Tufts University study, are twice as likely to be involved in their community, twice as many plan to attend college, and overall are 47% less likely to have behavioral issues. With it’s focus on STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) the program helps our youth foresee opportunities in valuable careers fields. 4-H’s emphasis on leadership and communication skills help our children build confidence and empower them to a meaningful future in our workforce.
4-H reaches students throughout the state of Florida with more than half living in larger cities and towns, giving these children exposure to agricultural sciences they would otherwise not receive. Over 50% of members are female, exposing them to STEM fields and potentially leading them to futures in these historically male dominated fields.
We can not allow Governor Scott to veto funding for 4-H. We can not allow him to take away funding that teaches our children character, leadership and communication. An organization that helps shape our youth into productive, valuable members of society.
Contact Governor Rick Scott today and tell him you are against a veto for 4-H funding.