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Community Pride and Service Learning

Change a piece of your community, discover what it means to be an active citizen, and build a commitment to take action in new and exciting ways. In service learning, youth choose where and how to make a difference, and then carry out the plan. Learn how to identify community needs, plan a service project and execute your idea.

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BLU - Building Leadership and Understanding

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.

YELLO! Conference

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.

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.

Citizenship Washington Focus

CWF is a citizen and leadership event for high school youth from across the United States. Youth learn about government, the legislative process, meet with elected officials and visit many national monuments and historical sites in Washington D.C.

What you can do

Level 1: Service Learning 1 - Agents of Change

Become a Special OPPortunities Agent and follow a series of exciting activities that engage you in your community.

Level 2: Service Learning 2 - Raise Your Voice

Connect with others who make an impact. Plan and implement your own service project.

For adult leaders

Record keeping & evaluation


New to 4-H? Get involved in Community Pride & Service Learning!

Nicole Pokorney, Extension educator

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