The Wisconsin 4-H Movement

The 4-H movement is committed to providing youth development opportunities and promoting positive change for young people. Together we can make the best, better. Take the 4-H Movement Challenge!

In Wisconsin 4-H we value:

Being Yourself: Find and share your authentic sparks and interests;

Belonging Together: Recognize, understand, respect, and appreciate each other;


Building Connections: Grow positive relationships with peers and adults;

Discovering Skills: Develop skills through hands-on learning to help you succeed and thrive;


Exploring New Opportunities: Open the door to new experiences, projects, and places;

Giving Back to Your Community: Make meaningful contributions through community service and leadership.


Essential Elements

In 4-H, the critical components of a successful learning experience are a sense of Belonging, Independence, Mastery, and Generosity. Across each curriculum, these 4-H Essential Elements are embedded through the learning experience.

Belonging, Mastery, Independence, and Generosity

Belonging
Youth need to know they are cared about by others and feel a sense of connection to others in the group.

Mastery
In order to develop self-confidence youth need to feel and believe they are capable and they must experience success at solving problems and meeting challenges.

Independence
Youth need to know that they are able to influence people and events through decision-making and action.

Generosity
Youth need to feel their lives have meaning and purpose.


4-H Thriving Model

We’ve learned that youth thriving is dependent on having high quality 4-H programs where youth feel like they belong and have relationships with supportive adults. We also know that thriving youth achieve important developmental outcomes, like personal responsibility, academic motivation, confidence, and high personal standards.

Developed in Oregon, this new framework is being used at the National 4-H Level.

4-H Pledge

The 4-H Pledge is a way to get a glimpse of what 4-H members and leaders focus on in this year round youth development program.

 

Resources for Club Leaders

Wisconsin 4-H Movement Marketing Materials

 

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