4-H Backpack to Adventure: Youth Leaders in a Global World (4H1643)

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4-H Backpack to Adventure: Youth Leaders in a Global World is designed for adult and teen volunteers, parents, professionals and others to use in working with young people aged 9 to 19 to develop the knowledge and skills they need to become youth leaders in an interconnected, global environment.

The Backpack to Adventure curriculum focuses on developing five competencies that are considered important for becoming a youth leader in a globalized, interconnected world. The five competencies (5 Cs) are character, citizenship, communication, creativity and culture.

The learning activities in “Backpack” are appropriate for use in many nonformal educational settings, including 4-H clubs and groups, after-school and out-of-school programs, home school classes, school enrichment programs and camps. The activities may also be used in classrooms.

The activities are matched to the 2010 National Curriculum Standards for Social Studies.

You don’t have to be a leadership or international studies expert to work with young people using this curriculum. For more information about using this curriculum, including information about upcoming trainings, contact Jan Brinn.

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