Community Development

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Nebraska 4-H fosters youth's commitment to their communities and growing future leaders. Through community development programs, youth develop and exercise leadership skills, gain a greater awareness of their civic responsibilities, participate in service projects, be represented on community decision bodies, and be engaged, well-informed citizens who are active in their local and global communities. 

Through community development programs youth develop important life skills, including:

  • Leadership
  • Citizenship
  • Communication
  • Concern for others
  • Contributing to a group

IMPACT

Signature program efforts around community and leadership development include Build Your Future, LEAP into Careers, 7 Habits of High Effective Teams, We the People, and Focus on Citizenship. Together these programs reach approximately 1,600 young people. Of the youth in these programs:

  • 94%

    YOUTH REPORT HAVING AN OPPORTUNITY THROUGH 4-H TO CONTRIBUTE TO THEIR COMMUNITY

  • 86%

    YOUTH REPORT THAT THEY VALUE DIFFERENCES IN OTHERS

  • 80%

    YOUTH HAVE DEVELOPED A PERSONAL MISSION STATEMENT AND GOALS

The Nebraska 4-H Youth Development program strives to empower youth to reach their full potential working and learning in partnership with caring adults. To identify the impact that the Nebraska 4-H program is making in the lives of youth ages 5-18, various research studies have been conducted across Nebraska and the nation. 

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