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Each year, the Minnesota 4-H State Ambassadors select a service theme to engage all Minnesota 4-H youth in learning about a community issue and taking steps to make a positive, collective impact. 

The theme is determined by input collected from youth at leadership conferences, 4-H staff across the state and the state ambassadors. 

The statewide service theme for the 2022-2023 program year is “Branch Out and Go Green with Minnesota 4-H,” which encourages youth to perform service that has a positive impact on the environment. 

The state ambassadors have created 10 challenges for individual youth and/or youth groups to give back to their community and be eco-friendly.

Additionally, 4-H’ers are encouraged to think of other ways to make a positive impact on environmental issues and plan a project that meets their community needs. This service learning plan it out guide might help!

Tell us about your service!

Participating in the monthly challenges is optional, but highly encouraged to make the statewide effort.

Those participating in monthly challenges will be recognized.

Share your service projects

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The statewide service project aims to help achieve the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals and meet critical health, education, human service, human rights and environmental needs. This year’s topic specifically focuses on building awareness and inspiring service, advocacy, and philanthropy for the environment, specifically:

Find where service is happening near you! 

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Jacquie Lonning, civic engagement and leadership director, jlonning@umn.edu, 612-624-9117

Reviewed in 2022

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