The 4-H Youth Development Program uses a learn-by-doing approach to enable youth to develop the knowledge, attitudes and skills they need to become competent, caring and contributing citizens of the world. This is accomplished by using the knowledge and resources of caring adults. The goals of the 4-H Youth Development Program are to:
•Provide informal, educational programs for youth in grades K–13 (one year out of high school).
•Encourage responsibility, community awareness and character development in youth.
•Strengthen skills for adults working with youth through publications and training.
•Improve community partnerships and collaborations.
4‑H members in grades 9-11 are invited to participate in the Leadership for Life Program. Module 1 will be offered January 19-20, 2019 in Camden County.
Adopted from Ireland's youth development program Foróige, the Leadership for Life Program is offered in sequential modules consisting of 15 hours each. The program is aimed at equipping young people to explore their vision and passion and to develop leadership skills.
Members must complete Modules 1 and 2 before they are eligible to apply to complete Module 3 and the Advanced Module during a 9-day travel experience to the Foróige Leadership for Life Conference at the University of Ireland in Maynooth, Ireland.