Featured Citizenship Programs
Rural Youth Development
Through the USDA Rural Youth Development (RYD) Grant Program, National 4‑H Council collaborates with a community of more than 100 public universities to provide programs tailored to the unique needs of rural youth. The RYD program goals include empowering rural communities to involve youth as partners in decision-making and governance, improve the quality of after-school programs in rural communities and provide professional staff and volunteer development.
Featured Citizenship Events
Citizenship Washington Focus
For more than 50 years, thousands of high school youth from all across the country have traveled to Washington, DC each summer to partake in the preeminent 4‑H citizenship and leadership experience— Citizenship Washington Focus.
Leadership Washington Focus
Each summer, hundreds of middle school youth from all across the country travel to Washington, DC to partake in a 4‑H citizenship and leadership experience tailored for younger students — Leadership Washington Focus.