About the 4-H Civic Engagement Project

The third H in 4-H, Hands, is all about becoming a good citizen. Participate in community service with your local club; research, propose, and pitch a community service project; explore citizenship; learn about our history and culture by researching Indiana’s heritage; or something else!


Contact the Marion County 4-H office:


Civic Engagement Project Resources

You can learn more about civic engagement by:

  • Joining a local 4-H club and participating in community service projects
  • Participating in Marion County 4-H citizenship-related programs. Keep an eye on Clover News for program announcements!

Showcasing What You’ve Learned

You can create a project exhibit poster or notebook to showcase what you did and learned by being civically active. You may also create a digital display, such as a slide presentation or video. You can enter individually, or as a team/group of 2 or more 4-H members. Project exhibits are submitted for judging at the annual Marion County 4-H Showcase.

Exhibit Guidelines

  • Digital displays should be uploaded to an internet-based program (e.g., YouTube, Google Drive) so a link can be shared.
  • A reference list must be included with your poster or digital display for any sources that helped you in your project.
  • Marion County 4-H poster exhibit guidelines and tips

Score Cards

Advancing to the State Fair

  • No, civic engagement is a county-only project and only eligible for exhibition at the Marion County Showcase.

Cloverbuds (Grades K-2)


  • Explore different aspects of becoming a good citizen by creating a poster or notebook about what you did and learned.
  • Cloverbud projects are for exhibition only (not judged), so there are no score cards, and exhibits are not eligible to advance to the State Fair.