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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.

Six youth in a circle


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.

Minnesota State Fair

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 resources

Learning goals

Develop and refine one's international thinking skills; demonstrate ability to communicate effectively within an intercultural context; possess a sense of self and exhibit social responsibility

WeConnect - A global youth citizenship curriculum Find this in the 4-H Mall

Other resources

Record keeping & evaluation


To get involved with the 4-H Global Connections Project, contact your county 4-H office.

Jessica Russo,, 612-624-7625

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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