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4-H Civic Engagement & Community Service Project

All 4-H Civic Engagement & Community Service Project Content

Hilary Risner and Caroline Hansen accepting the Citizenship in 4-H Youth Development national award.

South Dakota 4-H Legislature Wins National Award

October 25, 2023

For their efforts in creating the state’s first 4-H Legislature, the South Dakota 4-H Legislature Program committee received the Citizenship in 4-H Youth Development national award.

4-H Capitol Day participants stand at the S.D. Capitol building steps with S.D. Senators and Representatives and university personnel.

South Dakota 4-H Gathers for 2022 4-H Capitol Day

April 28, 2022

The day included opportunities for 57 4-H attendees to engage in town hall sessions with legislators, view committee meetings, partake in a self-guided tour of the capitol building, and watch the general session of each chamber.

Atty Eastman, Jonathan Burleson and Joshua Burleson collecting glasses at an eye clinic for the South Dakota 4-H "20/20 Vision" community service project.

South Dakota 4-H Members Donate Over 3,000 Eyeglasses Through Statewide Service Project

January 28, 2022

The eyeglasses collected through the project were primarily donated to the South Dakota Lions Foundation, which collects thousands of eyeglasses annually for volunteer missions.

various international flags displayed at an outdoor pavilion

4-H Cultural Education, International Study & Exchange Programs Project

The world is a big place! In this project, you can learn more about your own culture, explore new cultures, share your experience as a host family, or be an exchange delegate.

group of young women standing by a table of donated items

4-H Service Learning Project

Can you find a need in your community? Do you want to volunteer your time, resources and talents to find solutions? Service learning might be the perfect project for you!

large group of 4-H youth posing for a photo with U.S. government officials inside a governmental chamber

4-H Citizenship Project

Within the citizenship project area, learn about the rights and responsibilities to a family, community, state, country, and the world. Explore how democracy works and how to participate in the democratic process to bring change.

group of 4-H youth participating in a blanket-making workshop

4-H Community Service Project

We love to hear about “random acts of kindness” and times when people “pay it forward.” What can you do to serve in your community? Find out in the 4-H community service project!