Category Archives: 4H Members


Contact:  Jim Lindstrom,

Description:  WeConnect is a program model and curriculum designed to show young people that they are participants in a global society and to prepare them to thrive in culturally diverse settings. The curriculum is developed for middle school-aged youth, but can be adapted for other age groups. The program model is designed for nonformal education setting such as after school programs or clubs. The lessons are a coordinated series of experimental and interactive exercises that help guide youth beyond knowing that they are citizens of the globe to an acknowledgment of their responsibilities to each other and the world around them. They help youth examine their everyday lives and move them to take action that leads toward positive change.


Keywords:  diversity, youth, 4-H, citizen, responsibility,

Target Audiences:  Youth

Texans Building Character

Contact:  Linda Ladd,

Description:  Texans Building Character (TBC), developed by Texas A & M AgriLife Extension Service, is a character education program based on the six character pillars of CHARACTER COUNTS!SM These pillars include (a) trustworthiness, (b) respect, (c)  responsibility, (d) fairness, (e) caring, and (f) citizenship. TBC can be applied to eight program models: school, 4-H, at-risk youth, livestock, workforce, sports, community, and megacommunity. A training for agents and 4-H volunteers on TBC is 16-hours.


Keywords:  character education

Target Audiences:  Extension agents, 4-H’ers, 4-H volunteers, youth

Diversity: The Source of Our Strength

Contact:  Jane Wright,

Description:  In this project, 4-H members explore the many forms of diversity in daily life, see life from various perspectives, and have fun learning about new situations and people who are different from them. The experience concludes with a “capstone project” of the member’s choosing. In addition to addressing academic standards from the National Alliance for Secondary Education and Transition, the activities in the project build these life skills: valuing diversity, critical thinking, interacting with others, being empathetic, processing information, making decisions, and being a responsible citizen.


Keywords:  diversity, inclusion, leadership, 4-H, disabilities, religion, civil rights

Target Audiences:  4-H members, youth