and my World:” Perceptions of County Educators and Volunteers toward International 4-H Programs

Jeff Sallee, Sarah Lancaster


The phrase “…and my world” was added to the 4-H pledge in 1973, forever solidifying 4-H’s commitment to international programming and global citizenship. In 2008, Oklahoma 4-H began to consider revitalizing its international outreach. After researching the barriers to International 4-H projects, Oklahoma 4-H educators and volunteers were surveyed to discover their interests in this area with the intent of beginning a renewed International 4-H program with educator and volunteer support. The survey results indicate that 4-H volunteers and youth educators prefer short term International educational programs that focus on cultural awareness and service-learning for older youth.

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