New York Teen Clyde Van Dyke Named 4-H "Youth In Action" Winner January 08, 2020 Company News false Youth in Action, Sponsored in Part by HughesNet, Recognizes Young People Who Create a Lasting Impact in Their Community With a shared passion for Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM), the National 4-H Council and Hughes have worked together since 2014 to inspire the next generation and broaden access to STEM education in an increasingly technology-dependent world. That includes recognizing young leaders who apply STEM principles to positively impact their communities. Recently, National 4-H Council announced that Clyde Van Dyke, 18, of Johnson City, NY, was selected as the winner of the 2019 4-H Youth in Action Award, recognizing him for his resilience and commitment to using technology to spark community change. Van Dyke had won the 4-H Youth in Action STEM Pillar Award sponsored by HughesNet®, making him eligible among other “Pillar” winners for the overall honor. The announcement came at the National 4-H Council Legacy Awards in Washington, D.C., with notable 4-H alumni in attendance including singer and songwriter Jennifer Nettles and celebrity chef Carla Hall. As the national Youth in Action winner, Van Dyke received a higher education scholarship sponsored by HughesNet. A New York 4-H’er, Van Dyke faced many challenges in his childhood, including losing his mother at a young age. But everything changed when a friend invited him to a 4-H technology club meeting. Not only did the 4-H program bring him access and exposure to technology, it helped him develop a wealth of resources and life skills that altered his perspective and motivation. “Without 4-H, I would’ve slipped through the cracks. 4-H gave me the motivation and resources I needed to overcome the mindset that I couldn’t succeed,” said Van Dyke. “Now, I show other kids the path for success and what they can gain in 4-H, too.” “Clyde has demonstrated an authentic passion for applying STEM skills to solve real-world problems,” said Peter Gulla, senior vice president of marketing for HughesNet. “We are proud to support him on his journey to continued success in STEM and in life. We are equally proud to work together with 4-H to continue broadening young people’s access to STEM education.” Other 4-H programs supported by HughesNet include the National Youth Science Day, scheduled for October 9, 2019, and STEM Lab—a free online hub offering fun, hands-on activities developed by top public universities and 4-H groups to spark kids’ interest in STEM. Categories See All Connecting the Unconnected (49) Satellite is Essential (47) Company News (42) JUPITER System (29) HughesNet (25) HughesON Managed Networks (18) SD-WAN (16) Podcast (15) Community Wi-Fi (15) Emergency Communications (12) Interoperability (11) Cellular Backhaul (10) Mobility (8) Popular Blogs HughesNet Named Best Satellite Internet Service, Meets Increased Demand in More PlacesMay 7, 2021 Hughes India Enables Access to Vital Banking ServicesMay 11, 2021 OneWeb Gateways Require Complex Hughes Engineering May 19, 2021 Better Satellite World Podcast: Space for All, Season 2 - The Rural ImperativeMay 24, 2021 The Future of ConnectivityJun 9, 2021 Related Posts See All Defining Moments in Hughes 50 Year History July 23, 2021 How Hughes Fosters a Culture of Continuous Innovation July 23, 2021 HughesNet and 4-H Inspire Tomorrow’s STEM Leaders, Impacts that Last Say Hughes Employees July 19, 2021 Hughes India Enables Access to Vital Banking Services May 11, 2021 HughesNet Named Best Satellite Internet Service, Meets Increased Demand in More Places May 07, 2021 ENJOY THIS POST? Provide your email below to receive a monthly round-up of what’s happening in the world of connectivity! First Name Last Name Email Company Campaign ID CAPTCHA This question is for testing whether or not you are a human visitor and to prevent automated spam submissions.