CHESTER SPRINGS, Pa. — National 4-H Council announced that Ronak Suchindra of Chester Springs, Pa., is a runner up for the 2023 4-H Youth in Action Award for STEM. Suchindra is recognized nationally for his commitment to providing STEAM access to youth worldwide.
Suchindra, 15, seeks to empower youth with skills to teach STEAM-related content through his nonprofit Kids Connect. His organization has since engaged over 3,500 kids worldwide through local and online classes. Only a sophomore in high school, Suchindra will continue his leadership in Kids Connect while also serving as a robotics team captain, Pennsylvania 4-H STEM ambassador, mentor and member of the local 4-H Teen Council.
The 4-H Youth in Action Awards began in 2010 to recognize 4-H’ers who have overcome challenges and used the knowledge they gained in 4-H to create a lasting impact in their community. To learn more about the 4-H Youth in Action program and the 2023 runners up, please visit http://4-H.org/YouthInAction.
ABOUT 4-H NATIONALLY
4-H, the nation’s largest youth development organization, grows confident young people who are empowered for life today and prepared for career tomorrow. 4-H programs empower nearly six million young people across the U.S. through experiences that develop critical life skills. 4-H is the youth development program of our nation’s Cooperative Extension System and USDA, and serves every county and parish in the U.S. through a network of 110 public universities and more than 3,000 local Extension offices. Globally, 4-H collaborates with independent programs to empower one million youth in 50 countries. The research-backed 4-H experience grows young people who are four times more likely to contribute to their communities; two times more likely to make healthier choices; two times more likely to be civically active; and two times more likely to participate in STEM programs.
ABOUT PENNSYLVANIA 4-H
Administered in Pennsylvania by Penn State Extension, 4-H is a nonformal educational youth-development program of the United States Department of Agriculture that helps young people develop knowledge and skills to become capable, caring and contributing citizens. To find your local program, visit the Penn State Extension website at https://extension.psu.edu/
–Mary-Clayton Murphy, Pennsylvania 4-H