Community Pride-Service Learning Project
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.
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.
Community Pride-Service Learning Project resources
Some experience with community pride and service learning:
- Service Learning 1: Agents of Change + CD (40 pages) Find this in the 4-H Mall.
Looking for a challenge:
- Service Learning 2: Raise Your Voice + CD ( 40 pages) Find this in the 4-H Mall.
Project leader resources
- Service Learning: Helper's Guide (40 pages) Find this in the 4-H Mall.
- Service Learning: Set of 3 Find this in the 4-H Mall.
- MLK Day of Service
- Global Youth Service Day
Other online resources
4-H Youth record keeping
- Community pride/service learning evaluation sheet (38 K PDF) Revised April, 2010