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Be a good citizen! But, what does that mean? Good citizens make a difference in their communities by educating themselves and others about society. Discover the needs of your local community and beyond! Help others! Get into action! Citizenship is the opportunity, right, and responsibility to contribute to shaping the world around you and provide services to others.

  • Explore your relationships with others: family, peers, state, nation, and world.
  • Get involved! Be an active, responsible citizen.
  • Take action to help others!
  • Show social responsibility, respect, and respond to the needs, rights, and responsibilities of others.

Ideas for Project Area Learning!

  • Construct a family tree of relatives identifying places lived and vocations
  • Interview a neighbor and identify the similarities and differences between you
  • Tour city or state’s hall, courthouse or capitol
  • Find out the names of your local or state representatives and the committees they serve
  • Interview your principal and find out what you and your 4-H Club can do to improve the school grounds
  • Observe a community board meeting
  • Interview someone from your local Chamber of Commerce or Economic Development Agency to learn about the goals for your community
  • Create cards or write letters for local veterans.
  • Attend or watch a memorial service, speech, gathering or campaign. (For example: Memorial Day service, Campaign Rally, Community Member speech) .
  • Coordinate a service project for troops, veterans, or other military affiliate.

Check out the state level opportunities.