Maryland 4-H Issue Forum

Maryland 4-H hosts Issue Forums to intentionally focus on addressing areas of social injustice within communities, the country, and the world. The purpose of these forums is to bring an engaged group of youth, community members, and educators together to deliberate about an important community issue with the help of facilitators who provide factual background and guide the conversation.

Program Goals:

    • Gather a group of engaged youth and adults to discuss a community issue
    • Increase understanding of Injustice (global – state– Local)
    • Develop a greater advocacy in Maryland
    • Develop a cohort of young activists who are engaged in community and civic engagement
    • Identify strategies to address the issue

This 3-day event is divided into 3 distinct segments:

    1. FRAMING: Framing the social justice issue & team building
    2. DISCOVERY: Engagement in action research/service project/hands-on learning
    3. ACTION: Developing community action plans

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *