Helping hands build a brighter future

Helping hands build a brighter future
How Shannon Amos got her start in 4-H
Shannon Amos

As vice president of agency programs for Children’s Hunger Alliance, Shannon Amos, Wood County Ohio 4-H alumna, works to expand food access for at-risk children: “We support the establishment and expansion of USDA child nutrition programs in family child care homes, child care centers, after-school and summer programs, and school meals. We also provide nutrition education and physical activity education in many of these settings.” 

Amos’ experiences volunteering with 4-H had an immeasurable impact on her life and helped guide her toward her current career: “I developed a passion for community service through my 4-H experiences, so I knew I wanted a career where I would help others. I started studying social work, but I eventually switched to a program called child and family community services.” 

She recognizes the lifelong impact of 4-H: “While I’ve certainly honed many skills in the workforce over the years, I gained a solid foundation through my 4-H experiences. Even though I didn’t know it at the time, 4-H really gave me a head start on many professional skills needed to be successful in my career.”