Twenty-nine 4-H members representing 13 counties will be participating in the first New Jersey 4-H goLEAD Youth Leadership Institute on July 1-2 at Rutgers University in New Brunswick.
The New Jersey 4-H goLEAD Youth Leadership Institute will provide an opportunity for middle school aged youth to develop leadership and community service knowledge and skills.
goLEAD (generationOn Leadership, Education, and Development) is an innovative approach to equip middle and high school aged youth with invaluable 21st century skills that will allow them to change themselves and the world through service and is a program of Generation On, a global youth service movement igniting the power of all kids to make their mark on the world.
“Citizenship is one of the 4-H Mission Mandates, so community service is an integral part of every 4-H member’s experience. The goLEAD curriculum will enhance 4-H members’ knowledge about how to go about planning and conducting service projects in their own communities, as well as reflect on the impact they are having on their community,” said Jeannette Rea Keywood, 4-H agent in the Rutgers Department of 4-H Youth Development.
The 4-H Youth Development Program is part of Rutgers, New Jersey Agricultural Experiment Station – Cooperative Extension. 4-H educational programs are offered to all youth, grades K-13 (one year out of high school), on an age-appropriate basis, without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, ancestry, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, disability, atypical hereditary cellular or blood trait, marital status, domestic partnership status, military service, veteran status and any other category protected by law.
For more information about the New Jersey 4-H Youth Development Program, visit the website at http://nj4h.rutgers.edu.