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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. 

2023-2024 service theme

The 2023-2024 statewide service theme is “Conservation of Natural Resources.” This encourages youth to think about their impact on the world around them. 

Natural resources are all around us, and there are different ways to help conserve them. The state ambassadors have created four environmental focus areas for every season that can be completed by 4-H clubs and groups, or individual youth and families to help in these conservation efforts and positively impact the world around them. 

Additionally, 4-H’ers are encouraged to think of other ways to make a positive impact 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.

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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:


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

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