Program PrioritiesCommunity Development
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:
- Concern for others
- Contributing to a group
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:
YOUTH REPORT HAVING AN OPPORTUNITY THROUGH 4-H TO CONTRIBUTE TO THEIR COMMUNITY
YOUTH REPORT THAT THEY VALUE DIFFERENCES IN OTHERS
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.