International 4-H IFYE get-acquainted party

As the holiday season approaches, here is fun photo from our collection. This photo is dated August 1956. It is a International 4-H Youth Exchange (IFYE) get-acquainted party in Marie Curry’s backyard. IFYE was an international exchange program supported and funded by the National 4-H Council up until 1992. In 1999 continued support and funding for the program was, “accepted,” by the IFYE Association, and in 2012 IFYE officially changed its name to the, “IFYE Association of the USA, Inc.” At the end of World War II, 4-H teens attending a national 4-H conference asked themselves, “Why can’t we solve our problems in a more humane way?” Thus, a two-way cultural exchange known as the International Farm Youth Exchange began in 1948 conducted by the National 4-H Council.