Civics and service projects

Collage of photos of kids participating in citizenship and service projects

Civic engagement empowers young people to connect, learn, engage, lead, and impact their communities and world. As an original mission mandate of 4-H, civic engagement includes leadership and personal development, civic education, service-learning, and community engagement.

Civic engagement – youth take individual or collective action on a topic/issue over time with the goal of leading positive change in their communities.

Global education – youth travel to another country to learn about diversity, global citizenship, and to be an ambassador of goodwill

Service-learning – youth plan and conduct a thoughtful organized service project or event in response to community identified assets and needs.