Skip to main content

4-H Guiding Principles #1: Youth Develop Positive Relationships with Adults/Peers

Michigan 4-H Youth Development uses the 4-H Guiding Principles to focus and drive the work we do with young people. We should consider them when we plan programs, prepare volunteers to work with young people, and interact with participants. While the 4-H Guiding Principles are specific to Michigan, they align with the National 4-H Essential Elements and with research in Positive Youth Development. They include:

• Youth develop positive relationships with adults and peers
• Youth are physically and emotionally safe
• Youth are actively engaged in their own development
• Youth are considered participants rather than recipients in the learning
process
• Youth develop skills that help them succeed
• Youth recognize, understand, and appreciate multiculturalism
• Youth grow and contribute as active citizens through service and leadership

This webinar series will focus on each 4-H Guiding Principle and how staff can learn to intentionally integrate them into programming and better prepare volunteers to utilize these practices with young people. A certificate of completion will be offered for those who view all seven webinars in the series. There is no cost to participate in this series.

For more information, please email Frank Cox and coxf@msu.edu or Molly Frendo at frendo@msu.edu

https://connect.msu.edu/p2wkk6tklxh/

Who Is Attending

Add Comment

Comments (0)

Post

About the Extension Foundation

The Extension Foundation is a membership-based non-profit designed to be the engine fueling U.S. Cooperative Extension’s advancement in making a more visible and measurable impact in support of education outreach from land-grant universities/colleges located in every state and territory. Extension Foundation is embedded in the U.S. Cooperative Extension System and serves on the Extension Committee on Organization and Policy (ECOP). The Foundation provides an array of opportunities for Extension professionals that foster innovation creation, the adoption of innovations at member institutions, and increased impact of Extension programs. This work is supported by your membership dollars and funding from USDA-NIFA, grant no. 2020-41595-30123. For more information on Extension Foundation membership, please visit extension.org. You can also find our Terms of Servicee here

© 2021 Extension Foundation. All rights reserved.

×
×
×
Link copied to your clipboard.
×