Everyday situations give us the chance to be active citizens. Learn how to solve problems in your community and how to take action in a positive way. This project gives you the opportunity to be the change you wish to see in the world.
State & regional events
To view county or local club events, visit the county website.
Building Leadership and Understanding (BLU) is an exciting and fun leadership adventure. More than 400 youth from across Minnesota come together to learn and practice valuable leadership skills that they will use in their communities throughout their lives. More info.
Youth Exploring Leadership and Learning Out Loud! is an annual statewide, four-day leadership conference with group discussions, workshops, service opportunities, challenging speakers and hands-on activities designed for youth. More info.
Citizenship Washington Focus
CWF is a citizen and leadership event for high school youth from across the United States. Youth learn about citizenship and government, the legislative process, meet with elected officials and visit many national monuments and historical sites in Washington D.C., with an expectation that Minnesota youth will develop and implement an action plan upon returning home. More information coming in October.
National 4-H Conference
The National 4-H Conference is a working conference in which youth and adults, at the invitation of the Secretary of Agriculture, assist in the development of recommendations to help guide 4-H Youth Development Programs nationally and in their communities. Upon returning home from this national experience, Minnesota youth delegates will be expected to develop and implement a "Taking it Home" action plan that will "make a difference." More information coming in September.
4-H plays a pivotal role in youth development and public education at the Minnesota State Fair. Over 7,000 4-H youth have the opportunity to interact with the public and educate fairgoers through 4-H exhibits, demonstrations, performances, and 4-H promotion. More info.
Citizenship Project resources
Project leader resources
- Citizenship Guide's Handbook ($3.95 40 pages) Find this in the 4-H Mall)
- Citizenship - Set of 2 ($9.75) Find this in the 4-H Mall)
Other online resources
4-H Youth record keeping
- Citizenship evaluation sheet (37 K PDF) Revised April, 2010