Leadership and Citizenship

The 4-H youth development program knows the value of providing leadership opportunities for youth. 4-H youth are leaders in many ways, and research shows that youth who are involved in leadership activities develop a greater sense of self-esteem, confidence, social competence, and more effective coping skills. Participating in the 4-H Leadership project is a great way for youth to learn valuable leadership skills and develop important personal skills. Young chil-dren and teens can lead in many ways—at home, in clubs and youth groups, at school, and in the community.

Members of all ages will enjoy learning about the dynamic process of leadership with the proj-ect materials. These materials are supported by an interactive website to enhance and support learning. The accompanying mentor (leader) guides provide background information, inter-active activities, and real-life experiences that support the youth leadership materials.


Member Materials
Leading the Way - 4-H Junior Leader Project Member Handbook (4-H 6520)
My Leadership Workbook, Grades 3 - 5 (07905, formerly 4-H 661)
My Leadership Journal, Grades 6 - 8 (07906, formerly 4-H 662)
My Leadership Portfolio, Grades 9 - 12 (07907, formerly 4-H 663)
Oregon 4-H: Developing Leadership Skills (video)

For Volunteers, in Addition to Member Materials

Junior Leader Project Adult Leader's Guide (4-H 6520L)
Leadership Project Mentor Guide Level 1, Grades K - 5 (07903)
Leadership Project Mentor Guide Level 2, Grades 6 - 12 (07904, formerly 4-H 6602L)
Survivor Camp Leader Guide download pdf (4-H 664L)

World Citizenship

Learn about international exchange opportunites




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