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South Dakota 4-H Boosts Leadership Skills and Civic Engagement Through 4-H Citizenship Washington Focus

August 08, 2019

Learning about political processes in the vibrant, living classroom of the nation’s capital, 38 South Dakota 4-H youth participated in Citizenship Washington Focus (CWF), an intensive 4-H civic engagement program for high school youth. The program was held at the National 4-H Conference Center in Chevy Chase, Md., on June 15-23.

4-H Citizenship Washington Focus (CWF), 4-H Leadership & Personal Development Project

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Butte-Lawrence County 4-H Member Designs Website to Build Youth Leadership

April 01, 2019

Danika Gordon, a nine-year Butte-Lawrence County 4-H member, developed the Listen, Learn, Lead website as part of her South Dakota State 4-H Ambassador educational engagement.

4-H Leadership & Personal Development Project, Youth Leadership

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4-H Workforce Preparation (Career Exploration) Project

Let’s go to work! Explore careers and connect with business leaders in your community through Workforce Preparation. Build valuable skills, such as resume writing, that will assist you in obtaining a job.

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4-H Social Recreation Skills Project

Hiking, camping, fishing, and canoeing are just a few things you can do outside to get in touch with nature. The social recreation skills project area enables youth to gain a lifelong appreciation of the outdoors and nature.

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4-H Leisure Education & Recreation Project

Leisure and recreation activities provide outlets for youth and adults to relax, socialize, and engage in healthy activities. You can investigate topics such as how to find and become involved in recreation activities, how to maintain equipment, and what health and wellness opportunities your community offers.

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4-H Leadership Skills Development Project

The leadership skills development 4-H project area is designed for youth to identify and achieve the skills needed to be a good leader. These skills can be developed through experience in a group setting or leadership position or by participating in activities focusing on communication, organization, responsibility, and teamwork.

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4-H Hobbies & Collections Project

Too busy to begin a new 4-H project? That is okay! What you are already doing in your leisure time for enjoyment can be turned into a 4-H exhibit!

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4-H Exploring the Treasures of 4-H Curriculum Project

Are you a new 4-H member and don’t really know where to start in 4-H? The Exploring the Treasures of 4-H curriculum introduces youth in 2nd through 4th grade to the world of 4-H.

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4-H Economics, Business & Marketing Project

Economics, business and marketing is everywhere around us! From your club level on up to Wall Street, there’s a way to practice ethical decision making, use your talents and interests for a career, or simply help make a difference using these diverse and necessary skills.

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4-H Cloverbuds Project

The 4-H Cloverbuds program, specifically designed for children in kindergarten through third grade, appeals to a child’s natural curiosity, enthusiasm for learning, and high energy level.