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Positive Youth Development Through 4-H Community Clubs

4-H Critical Elements – An Opportunity to See One’s-self as an Active Participant in the Future

The ability to see one’s-self in the future is to harness the hope and optimism to shape life choices to facilitate the transition into participating in the perceived future.

The next 4-H critical element is that of the – opportunity to see one’s-self as an active participant in the future. The premise here is that youth are offered new experiences and opportunities to enjoy life. They learn and grow from successes and failures.

4-H volunteers might consider the following questions: In our 4-H club…

Some practices the 4-H club may want to implement if they have not already done so is to include:

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