National 4-H Program

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As part of 4-H’s involvement with First Lady Michelle Obama’s Let’s Move! campaign, 4-H will participate in The Million PALA Challenge. The goal of the challenge is for one million Americans to complete the Presidential Active Lifestyle Award (PALA).

Participate in the Million PALA Challenge

4-H has set a goal with Mrs. Obama to have 100,000 4-H members complete their PALA by September 2011. You and your 4-Her’s can start this challenge at any time. We will track the progress of 4-H in two ways.  Please choose the best method for your 4-H group:

1) Sign up for the award from this page, and become part of the “National 4-H Program” group.  You can join our group by using the name “National 4-H Program” or the ID number “96548”.  We’ll track how many youth and adults complete PALAs.

2) Create your own group with “4-H” in the title and have your 4-H volunteers and youth join your group.  Please send an email to ljewell@nifa.usda.gov to tell us what your group name is and so we can see your progress.

Just as Healthy Living has always been a priority for 4-H, we are making this goal a top priority.  National 4-H Council and Kraft are offering two-hundred dollar gift certificates to the 4-H Mall for the top 10 county 4-H programs who get the most youth in their county to achieve the award (by percentage).  This promotion will conclude September 30th, 2011.

Please share your success stories and let us know if you have any questions by emailing ljewell@nifa.usda.gov