Projects are a central focus of the 4-H experience. Leadership and citizenship are critical parts of every project area. The following projects are specific to those 4-H'ers that want to focus their 4-H experience on leadership and citizenship.
Attain a broad knowledge of 4-H projects and activities and contribute to improving family and community living to become a skilled, productive, and self-directing individual.
- Adopt and apply the latest practices and research findings to everyday living.
- Communicate character, ethics, high moral character
- Apply all 4-H training and experience in choosing and preparing for a vocation.
- Explore job and career opportunities in chosen project areas.
The citizenship project involves doing your part, following rules, serving your community, knowing how to make a difference - these are the qualities of good citizens. Through this project 4-H'ers will become well informed, productive members of society.
- Become aware of their relationship to others: family, peers, state, nation, and world.
- Acquire life skills that are essential for an individual to become an active, responsible citizen.
- Demonstrate social responsibility. Learn to respect and respond to the needs, rights, and responsibilities of others.
- Contribute to community development through service learning projects.
- Gain insights into the principles, processes, and structures of democracy.
- Learn how issues affect people of the world and affect us as a nation. Learn how to become involved in addressing those issues.
- Explore career, job and productive leisure opportunities.
The leadership project helps young people learn and practice the leadership life skills of: communication, decision making, team work, understanding yourself, responsibility, management, and learning. Learning and practicing leadership life skills is also a part of every 4-H project.
- Identify and understand roles, attitudes, tasks, and functions necessary for effective leadership.
- Be able to apply leadership skills to life experiences.
- Strengthen local 4-H program by encouraging other youth to practice leadership.
- Participate in program planning, development, and implementation, and to help recruit new members and leaders.
- Explore career and job opportunities.
Youth will enhance their understanding of different modes of communication and strengthen their communication skills.
- Recognize the need for obtaining information on a given topic.
- Learn about organization of materials to be presented in a spoken or written format.
- Develop a pleasing personal appearance before an audience.
- Develop the ability to write or speak convincingly.
- Explore career and job opportunities related to oral or written communication.