At 4-H CAPITAL, we are committed to diversity, equity, and inclusion. We continuously strive to improve our program under the active guidance of our DEI committee, which is made up of staff, AmeriCorps members, and community members. We value the differences of our instructors, partners, and the community we serve and believe that such diversity makes our program stronger and more impactful. This idea is reflected in how we use students’ interests as a starting point for building their connection to science, and let youth voice and choice in the classroom sphere help shape our activities and projects. Likewise, our staff and instructors bring their unique experiences, knowledge, and interests to enrich and broaden our curriculum and help improve our best practices. We believe that everyone can reach their full potential, and we work to foster a sense of belonging through service, involvement, respect, and connections between all.
How We Define Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion
- 4-H CAPITAL defines diversity as differences in identities, abilities, perspectives, experiences, and backgrounds.
- 4-H CAPITAL defines equity as ensuring high outcomes for all by examining biases and creating an inclusive environment that removes the predictability of success or failures that correlate with any social or cultural factors.
- 4-H CAPITAL defines inclusion as creating an environment where the richness of ideas, backgrounds, and perspectives are valued.
Our core values further reflect our commitment to program excellence.
We are conscious of how our choices and actions impact the world around us. We strive to develop citizens who make a positive impact in their communities.
We seek new and creative ways to lead our youth in their learning experiences. We are leaders in the field of out-of-school time learning.
Our instructors design programs to inspire curiosity in our youth. Youth explore the world around them through experimentation – learning about their world by living it.
We commit to bettering our community through collaborative partnerships. We balance the trust in our traditions and an eagerness for new ideas.
We trust each other, our youth, and our community to uphold the 4-H pledge to make the best better.
Every experience engages our youth and staff in fun growing experiences where we can laugh, play, and learn together.
Our youth contribute to their campuses and share their accomplishments through volunteering. Our staff has fun in service together as a team.