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4-H is the leader in innovative
positive youth development. The 4-H Youth in Governance initiative engages
young people in programs, organizations, and
communities where they share a voice, influence, and decision-making authority.
efforts to provide equal roles for youth—such as youth in government, youth
serving on boards of directors, youth leadership training, or youth
service-learning activities—are what support the broader youth in governance
targets both youth and adults, supporting each in developing the skills and
knowledge they need to be effective and confident leaders.
Each summer, National 4-H Council hosts Citizenship Washington Focus a program for 4-H youth in the Washington, D.C.-area. CWF provides youth with a hands-on view of government through Capitol Hill visits, field trips, and other leadership opportunities.
The Engaging Youth, Serving Community program helps youth in rural areas gain the skills, experience, and confidence they need to emerge as effective leaders and contributing members of society. The program focuses on the priorities that emerged from the National Conversation on Youth Development in the 21st Century.
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