youth development provides young people with many opportunities
to develop the life skills that will help them become capable,
responsible, and compassionate adults. One of these life skills
is being a responsible citizen.
citizenship is an individual's demonstration of love and devotion
in response to duties, rights and privileges as a member of
a community or country. It includes
to one's place of residence (city, state, county);
entitlements and privileges of citizenship, including
voting, protection, participation in government;
of citizenship; and,
and valuing diversity.
aspects of the Tennessee 4-H Youth Development program focus
on specific areas of citizenship. These include civic
engagement, service learning,
and youth in governance.
the links at the left to explore more about these topics and
how you can become a more responsible citizen.