Global Connections Project
Lessons on global citizenship are as close by as the local grocery store, library, highway or high school. Join other youth to talk about world issues and global situations. Explore language, family traditions, culture, global connectedness, genealogy, and concerns of other young people. Discover how you can make a difference in your community and your world.
WeConnect training opportunities
- Facilitator training (train the trainers)
University of Minnesota
December 2 - 3, 2014
To register for this training, contact Margo Herman, firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Foundations Beyond School Hours XVIII National Conference
February 13 - 21, 2015
To view county or local club events, visit the county website.
Intrastate and interstate exchanges
Small groups of youth explore communities in Minnesota or other states in these hands-on learning trips. The intrastate/interstate experiences are usually 7- to 10-day visits to another county with planned activities by the 4-H clubs in the area, including a home stay with a 4-H family. These visits enhance the youth's sense of discovery and provide first-hand experience of how youth and families live and work in other communities. Youth experience the differences and similarities in America and Americans-both geographic and ethnic.
At the Minnesota State Fair, 4-H plays a pivotal role in youth development and public education. More than 7,000 4-H youth will have the opportunity to interact with the public and educate fairgoers through 4-H exhibits, demonstrations, performing arts, Arts - In performances, and 4-H promotion. More info.
Project leader resources
Other online resources
- Global connections evaluation sheet (38 K PDF) Revised April, 2010
To get involved with the 4-H Global Connections Project, contact your county 4-H office.
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