Leadership 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 leadership development programs youth develop important life skills, including:

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

IMPACT

Signature program efforts around leadership development includes the 7 Habits of Highly Effective Teens leadership program designed to develop the habits uniquely outlines by Franklin-Covey to help youth successfully navigate their teen life experiences. Of the youth in these programs:

  • 76%

    YOUTH REPORT AN INCREASE IN ACTIVE LISTENING SKILLS

  • 76%

    YOUTH REPORT THAT THEY LISTEN TO OTHERS WITH THE INTENT TO UNDERSTAND

  • 44%

    YOUTH STRONGLY AGREE THEY WILL LOOK FOR BETTER WAYS TO DO THINGS BY WORKING WITH OTHERS

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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