4-H Citizenship

Empowered Citizens Engaged in Community Leadership

4-H Citizenship programs empower young people to be well-informed citizens who are actively engaged in their communities and the world.

By providing them with opportunities to connect to their communities and adult leaders, youth gain a clear understanding of their role in civic affairs and are able to build their decision-making ability. 

This solid foundation helps youth understand and aquire skills that will allow them to become astute leaders for the 21st Century.

Community Action
4-H members contribute hundreds of thousands of hours back to their community every year.  Here is a selection of programs and curricula focused on helping youth engage and give back to their communities:

Citizenship Washington Focus
National 4-H Council hosts Citizenship Washington Focus for 4-H youth in the Washington, D.C. area each summer CWF provides a hands-on view of government through Capitol Hill visits, field trips and other leadership opportunities.  UConn 4-H participates during odd-numbered years.  Participants must have completed a CT 4-H Recognition form that is submitted by June 1st to the State 4-H Office.

CWF Presidential Inauguration 2017
National 4-H Council will also host the CWF Presidential Inauguration 2017 giving 4-H members the opportunity to learn the meaning and importance of the Democratic process, explore the history of the Presidency, the election process, and the role of the press.  Discover the intricacies of the Executive Branch and careers in politics.  To participate UConn 4-H members will be required to complete a CT 4-H Recognition form that is submitted by June 1st to the State 4-H Office.  An interview will also be required as part of the selection process.

Citizenship Curricula
View the full list of Citizenship Curricula.