Youth Leadership Project
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.
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.
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. More info.
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. More info.
Teen teachers deliver educational curriculum to peers in elementary and middle schools during the school year in Anoka, Dakota, Scott, and Washington counties.
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.
Level 1 learning goals:
Identify good qualities in leaders; practice being a leader; consider things from others' perspectives; communicate without talking.
- Step Up To Leadership - My Workbook Find this in the 4-H Mall
Level 2 learning goals:
Explore leadership traits and identtify one's own personal leadership traits; work with others and recognize the benefits of team work; strengthen communication skills.
- Step Up To Leadership - My Journal Find this in the 4-H Mall
Level 3 learning goals:
Develop an awareness of one's own strengths and weaknesses; understand different leadership styles and how to lead a team whose members have different work styles; understand different ways to manage conflict; recognize and utilize team strengths and team members' strengths; develop interview questions and conduct a good interview.
- Step Up To Leadership - My Portfolio Find this in the 4-H Mall
Other online resources
Project leader resources
Record keeping & evaluation
To get involved with the 4-H Youth Leadership project, contact your county 4-H office.
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.