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4-H Conference Delegates Identify Healthy People Helping Earth as the Wisconsin 4-H Service-Learning Focus At the 2009 4-H and Youth Conference, 4-H-ers from across Wisconsin met at the 4-H and Youth Conference to discuss what issues should be the focus of service-learning for the year. After discussing many topics that concern communities across Wisconsin, the youth decided to make healthy lifestyles and the health of our environment a priority. Clubs and counties are encouraged to start service projects by learning about and finding ways to address human and environmental health.

Student-led Rural Community Dialogues: Information on this collaborative effort with University of Wisconsin-Extension is hosted on the Department of Public Instruction website.

Youth as Partners in Civic Leadership is a coalition of youth and adults representing state-wide organizations in Wisconsin that promote greater youth and adult involvement in civic life.

SparkAction brings together the latest news, research, trends and stories from across the child and youth field.


Forum for Youth Investment: Publications and research documenting youth participation efforts.

Innovation Center for Community Youth Development: Training resources and research.

Soundout: Resources and research for student voice in schools.

Youth Activism Project: Up-to-date information on the impact young people make in communities across the nation.

Youth on Board: Resources for involving young people and adults on governing boards.