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Keep youth safe when participating in 4-H programs

October is an exciting time of year for 4-H members, parents and Minnesota 4-H volunteers as clubs begin a new 4-H year.  It is also an important time of year to plan for risk and keeping youth safe as they participate in a variety of programs, activities and events.  

Visit the Keeping youth safe site. This site provides materials and tools to use when planning 4-H programs throughout the year.

  • To help assess risk before programs occur, complete the risk management program planning tool.
  • Become familiar with the overall policies and practices covering topics such as supervision, scheduling, emergency planning and procedures, facilities, room and sleeping arrangements, transportation, food safety and insurance.
  • A series of information sheets provide more detailed information on topics including youth protection, responding to emergencies, animals, activities and outings and project specific information.

Using the planning tool and risk management materials helps to ensure safe and healthy environments for youth and adults participating in 4-H programs and activities.