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Youth in Governance

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Wisconsin 4-H Youth Development programs have created opportunities for active citizenship for individuals and communities across the state.

Youth Voice and Representation: Youth have a voice in decisions that affect them.

Community Improvement: As youth become stakeholders and change agents in communities and organizations, they bring perspectives, knowledge and relationships that lead to better decisions and more productive action.

Positive Youth Development: It promotes positive outcomes among youth. It teaches the skills of active citizenship such as understanding how decisions are made and how to organize, plan and communicate.

Civic Development: Our civil society is strengthened when youth become informed and thoughtful citizens. Young people with skills, knowledge, commitment, and experience can reflect upon the common good, become full members of their communities, and take political action.

Impact in Wisconsin by Location

Adams Ashland Barron Bayfield
Brown Buffalo Burnett Calumet
Chippewa Clark Columbia Crawford
Dane Dodge Door Douglas
Dunn Eau Claire Florence Fond du Lac
Forest Grant Green Green Lake
Iowa Iron Jackson Jefferson
Juneau Kenosha Kewaunee LaCrosse
Lafayette Langlade Lincoln Manitowoc
Marathon Marinette Marquette Milwaukee
Monroe Oconto Oneida Outagamie
Ozaukee Pepin Pierce Polk
Portage Price Racine Richland
Rock Rusk St Croix Sauk
Sawyer Shawano Sheboygan Taylor
Trempealeau Vernon Vilas Walworth
Washburn Washington Waukesha Waupaca
Waushara Winnebago Wood Central District
Lac du Flambeau State Wide    

YIG Wisconsin Youth In Governance Impact Report (1 Page, 71 KB)