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4-H member speaking on stage; Alabama 4-H

The Alabama 4-H leadership and citizenship curriculum grid provides a snapshot of what we teach. Please note, not all programs are available in every county.

Growing Alabama’s Future: Alabama 4-H seeks to empower youth with the skills to lead our communities, our state, our nation, and our world. Alabama 4-H will reflect the population demographics, vulnerable populations, diverse needs, and social conditions of the state.

Grid Key

Delivery Modes: CL=Clubs, IS=In School, E=Enrichment, I=Independent

4-H Curriculum–Leadership and Citizenship

Leadership and Citizenship Events: CED Contests ($15 Challenge Contest, Informative Speaking and Persuasive Speaking), Senior Achievement: Leadership and Citizenship Communications, Midwinter Teen Retreat, National Day of Service, 4-H Football Day, National 4-H Conference, and State 4-H Ambassadors

Alabama 4-H Supported Curriculum/ResourcesProgram DesciptionSuggested Ages
Character CountsAn approach to character education that does not exclude anyone. Each program and lesson plan is based on six ethical values that everyone can agree on. The six pillars that Character Counts is based on: Trustworthiness, Respect, Responsibility, Fairness, Caring and Citizenship. (CL, IS, E)9–18
Wonderful World of LeadershipBasic leadership knowledge and skills are essentials for success in almost any field. Even though the person may not be the president or vice president of a club, skills associated with leadership are helpful if not necessary, when working with a group. (CL, IS)11–14
4-H Competitive EventsBasic leadership knowledge and skills are essentials for success in almost any field. 4-H members practice leadership and citizenship skills during Competitive Events Day. Participants can choose from a variety of skills–baking, building, graphic design, storytelling, photography, and more! 9–18

Click here to view additional national 4-H curriculum resources. 

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