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Youth Leadership

Build relationships, develop communication techniques, and strengthen your organizational skills. In this project, find the leader within you and make a positive impact in your club, home, school or community.

BLU participants in Elk River explore what makes them unique.


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. Learn more about BLU..

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. Learn more about YELLO!.

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. Learn more about the National 4-H Conference..

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. Learn more about Citizenship Washington Focus..

Youth Teaching Youth

Teen teachers deliver educational curriculum to peers in elementary and middle schools during the school year in Anoka, Dakota, Scott, and Washington counties.

What you can do

Intermediate: Leadership Road Trip - Where Are You Going?

Answer questions about yourself and the people close to you, set goals, practice communication, and make a commitment to lead.

Advanced: Step Up To Leadership - My Leadership Workbook

Practice leadership through this action-packed workbook. Learn to put yourself in someone else's shoes, gather up loose ends and freeze a conflict.

For adult leaders S

Record keeping & evaluation


To get involved with the 4-H Youth Leadership project, contact your county 4-H office.

Jacquie Lonning, state program director, Citizenship & Leadership

All resources on this page have been reviewed by our faculty and included for their educational value. No endorsement is intended or implied. Minnesota 4-H does not profit from the inclusion of any commercial project resources.

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