4-H Civic Engagement is the knowledge, skills, attitudes, and motivation that give youth the capacity to move beyond one’s self-interest and to be committed to the well-being of some larger group. These programs empower young people to be well-informed citizens who are actively engaged in their communities and the world. Louisiana 4-H utilizes the principles of positive youth development to foster the growth of core values that nurture ethical behavior, social-emotional skills, life skills, and academic development in youth and communities.
Through programming, youth will learn about Louisiana and United States history, learn about the various roles of elected officials within the local community, parish, and state, and engage in civil discourse during the multiple opportunities and experiences. Therefore, creating an informed, effective, and responsible citizenry.