In 4-H youth will make a positive difference by engaging in learning opportunities that give them a heightened sense of responsibility and capacity to connect as active members of their communities, nation, and world. Find resources in the key areas of 4-H Citizenship are Civic Education, Civic Engagement, Service, and Personal Development.
4-H Youth Citizenship is implemented through curriculum, online learning, programs, and activities. As leadership for the Citizenship Mission Mandate and the 4-H Citizenship State Points of Contact continue their work, watch for best practices.
Every 4‐H program in the country conducts educational programs that strengthen the skills and abilities of young people to be contributing citizens. The 4‐H program has a strong history of developing and implementing programs related to community service, youth leadership, civic education, youth in governance, youth volunteerism, public speaking, service learning, youth voice, and youth‐adult partnerships.
Programs of Distinction is a recognition program that highlights high quality youth development programs within Cooperative Extension occurring in communities across the United States. Programs awarded the title of “Program of Distinction” are added to the collection of program descriptions housed in a searchable web database.
Evaluation is part of the overall planning process in program implementation. Many evaluation tools that are utilized for 4-H in general are applicable to Citizenship. As leadership for the Citizenship Mission Mandate and the 4-H Citizenship State Points of Contact continue their work, watch for best practices.
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