4-H has been awarded a $376,500 Impact Grant from NFL Charities and its chairman, NFL Commissioner Paul Tagliabue - the first ever funding alliance between the NFL and National 4-H Council.

The funds will be used to support 4-H Afterschool with a specific focus on workforce preparation. Grants will be made to 10 states that will be responsible for training older teens to teach middle school youth about the skills needed for workforce readiness. Each state will establish a training team of youth and adults who will work in several counties across the state. Through this national initiative with NFL Charities, 4-H Afterschool hopes to reach 360 high school students, 7,200 middle school youth, and 180 adult 4-H volunteers in 10 states.

This work with NFL Charities will build upon the strong foundation that 4-H Afterschool has been able to build through the generous support of JCPenney Afterschool Fund.

Source: Association Release