What is Global Citizenship?
Global Citizenship involves people of all ages understanding the world around us and our place in it. Global Citizenship requires working to develop and share understanding with others so that they can be responsible and knowledgeable global citizens. Appreciation for all cultures, including one’s own as well as a desire to learn and explore issues affecting societies, agriculture, environment, and resources around the globe, are key components that make up Global Citizenship.
Global Citizenship is a youth development program under the Civic Engagement priority area within Iowa 4-H. It can be found within the State 4-H Council, the Iowa 4-H Youth Conference, 4-H at the Iowa State Fair and more.
We have began editions of the “Global Clover” for 4-H clubs across the state! Our intent is to feature a different country around the world each month, each of these countries has a 4-H program or similar. In order for youth to understand what Global Citizenship is for them and how they can both impact the world and be impacted by the world around them, we want to highlight different countries, languages, economics, activities, traditions outside Iowa and the U.S.We also have a service project or activity of sorts with each month’s Global Clover. The service activity will relate to the featured country.