Citizenship
Opportunities

  • Citizenship Washington Focus
    Missouri 4-H youths go to Washington, D.C. to learn skills to be better citizens and civic leaders through service learning.
  • Extension Council Youth Leadership
    County Extension Councils across Missouri are expanding the role of youth and young adults in decision-making.
  • Global Education
    Do you ever wonder what kids from other cultures do for fun? What do they eat? What language do they speak? In this project you will have the opportunity to learn about other cultures, similarities and differences among families around the world.
  • Global Experiences
    Just as 4-H goes beyond our doorstep and your county line, it also goes beyond our nation’s border.
  • Legislative Academy
    Legislative Academy is a one-of-a-kind learning opportunity for promising 4-H youth leaders. The goal is to strengthen relationships between Missouri 4-H and key lawmakers and donors, and for youth participants to learn skills in legislative advocacy. The Academy was founded by Lowell Mohler and the Missouri 4-H Foundation Board of Trustees.
  • National 4-H Conference
    The National 4-H Conference delegates participate in developing recommendations for the 4-H Youth Development Program.
  • National 4-H Congress
    National 4-H Congress is a premier 4-H event held in late November in Atlanta, Georgia. Participant experiences include leadership, service and cultural opportunities.
  • Public Speaking Academy
    Youth who participate at this exciting invitational event are guided through the basics and finer points of writing and delivering a speech, in a non-competitive setting.
  • Service-Learning
    4-H members strengthen their communities through service-learning.
  • Show Me Character
    Show Me Character is a framework thatteaches young people to make sound moral judgments. It also encourages all adults to become more involved in helping youth develop positive character traits. Our communities benefit when youths and adults understand the importance of being involved and caring citizens and “doing the right thing” by incorporating the Six Pillars of Character in their daily lives.
  • State 4-H Congress
    Congress is designed for Missouri 4-Her’s ages 14-19. The Missouri State 4-H Council plans and implements the event that is held on the University of Missouri campus.
  • State 4-H Public Speaking Contest
    Youth compete in a communication category of their choice, alongside other Juniors (ages 8-10), Intermediates (ages 11-13) or Seniors (ages 14-18) in their age division.
  • State 4-H Teen Conference
    TEEN CONFERENCE is a fun-filled, two-day event for ages 11-13, planned by your State 4-H Council teens, to promote Belonging, Independence, Generosity and Mastery by: Creating opportunities to make 300 new friends from across Missouri, Building leadership skills through quality learning experiences, Connecting youth with older peer leaders on the State 4-H Council, Taking a look at the exciting opportunities that await as a 4-H teenager!
  • State Fair
    4-H exhibits and competitions are part of the fun of the Missouri State Fair. You won’t want to miss this special event; visit the 4-H building to see the projects of our 4-H youth or catch the judging competitions. Whatever your niche, there is something for everyone. Bring the family! The Missouri State Fair is located at the intersection of Highways 50 and 65, and less than 20 miles south of I-70, Sedalia is roughly an hour from Kansas City, Columbia and Jefferson City.
  • Youth Civic Leaders Summit
    The Youth Civic Leaders Summit is a statewide energizer for all 4-H and MCB (Missouri Community Betterment) teens, ages 14 to 18, and adult leaders who are involved in leadership and service and want to have a positive impact on their communities and world.