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Citizenship and leadership

Developing leadership skills involves building civic and social responsibilities. Service learning and other youth program activities can make youth into leaders.

Comments on this page? Curator: Jacquie Lonning, citizenship & leadership program director

Reports & journal articles

Minnesota 4-H Youth Development Program Outcomes: Leadership and Civic Engagement

Produced by Extension: Heidi Haugen and Becky Harrington
Annotated bibliography on leadership and civic engagement developed to inform program outcomes for Minnesota 4-H Youth Development. 2008.

Beyond Access and Supply: Youth-led strategies to captivate young people's interest in and demand for youth programs and communities

Produced by Extension: Rebecca N. Saito
Working on supply and access are necessary but not sufficient for the task of increasing young people's engagement in positive youth programs, activities, and informal opportunities. Youth are the marketing experts in this endeavor to increase participation in youth programs particularly by those who typically do not participate. 2006.

Building Environmental Youth Leadership

Produced by Extension: Compiled by Nathan J. Meyer and Rebecca L. Meyer
A complete, downloadable curriculum for high school service learning. This group of environmental activities are around water conservation. 2004.
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