Cultural Understanding | 4-H Project Resources & Curriculum
Cultural Education Objectives: At the core, all 4-H projects teach youth tolerance and respect for others. In the Cultural Education project, youth gain first-hand experience in learning about cultures different than their own. They will make global connections and learn about multiple perspectives through several experiences like the International Exchange program or the True Leaders in Equity Institute. Youth will:
Gain an understanding of cultures within their local community
Youth will learn about the intersectionality of identities
Understanding privilege, equality, and equity and how they shape our lives and communities
Opportunity to participate in state level or national level events (I.e., AZ 4-H Summit, True Leaders in Equity Institute, International Exchange, etc...)
- Juntos 4‑H is a program that helps Latino youth (grades 8 – 12) and their families gain the knowledge and skills they need to bridge the gap between high school and higher education.
- Evaluation Tool for Working in Indigenous Communities provides a framework for building 4-H programs in First Nations indigenous communities.
- Arizona 4-H is proud to partner with States' 4-H International Exchange to bring youth from other countries to Arizona. Find out more on the program page.
- University of Michigan Extension's Global and Cultural Education page with many resources for projects
- 4-H Cultural Awareness Fact Sheet from Purdue Cooperative Extension
Updated: April 2022