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International Youth Development Programming

The 4-H youth development model has been replicated in over 80 countries around the world. These programs operate independently, as there is no international 4-H organization. However, through international exchanges, global education programs, and communications, they share a common bond.

International Positive Youth Development

It is USDA/NIFA’s policy to promote positive youth development in the United States, and to draw upon that deep experience to assist with similar positive youth development activities around the world.

4-H and International Positive Youth Development Programs

While the 4-H program — its name, emblem and brand — is authorized for enriching the lives of America’s youth, much of the experience gained over the years by Cooperative Extension youth development leaders is relevant to those around the world who want to organize programs for promoting positive development of their young citizens.

Positive Youth Development Toolkit

Explore the resources available to help develop a positive youth development program modeled after the 4-H program anywhere in the world.

The Global Network Initiative

Learn about the strategies National 4-H Council is involved with to help positive youth development programs around the world connect to and learn from each other.

Archived Webinars

International Youth Opportunities
IFADC Follow Up Opportunities
Domestic Benefits I - What’s Going on at Home?
Domestic Benefits II – What do you Need to Succeed?
Domestic Benefits III – Getting in the Loop



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