The 4-H Citizenship project aims to help students become involved members of their community. This occurs through the development of skills related to speaking and collaborating, understanding service learning, and the different styles of community service. As students progress through their project work, they gain the skills of determining community needs and how to plan and conduct projects to meet those needs. 4-H members are encouraged to form long-standing partnerships with community organizations and continue their service to the community after graduating high school.
Create a project plan and record your project successes.
- Citizenship Washington Focus
- Clover Bowl
- National 4-H Congress
- States’ 4-H International Exchange
- Free Enterprise by the US Chamber of Commerce
- Serving on Boards/Committees
- Tennessee 4-H State Council Elections
- 4-H Youth-Adult Partnerships
- 4-H Youth in Governance
- Youth Activism
Service Project Ideas
- Lead a tour of the local courthouse or other government buildings.
- Repair flags for the local VFW, Veterans of Foreign Wars.
- Visit with veterans, older family members, or neighbors and write a story about them to share with others.
- Organize a voter registration drive.
- Host an “appreciation day” for police officers, the fire department, elected officials, city/county employees, teachers, or others.
- Begin an “adopt-a-grandparent” program.
- Help with a community picnic.
- Create a “community map” of government offices, community service organizations, landmarks, and other important community features.
- Help train new 4-H officers.