Essential Elements—1-page handout

The Essential Elements—Belonging, Independence, Mastery, and Generosity—are four aspects of 4-H and youth development programming that ensure youth can feel engaged and involved in learning. This one-page handout provides a quick overview of the elements.

Learn more about Essential Elements of Positive Youth Development and how they show up in youth programs around the state.


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