The Recognition Model can be used to design a recognition system to meet the needs of all youth. Designing a recognition system involves:
This Recognition Model is appropriate and useful at all levels of 4-H. Recognition committees and councils at the local, county, state, and national levels utilize this approach in all recognition programs. Using a comprehensive, recognition program can lead to more youth being recognized and can provide a way to say to every youth: "You are a valued and important member of the 4-H program."
Recognition, support, and encouragement for learning is provided equally in all five areas. Cooperation partly overlaps Participation, Progress toward self set Goals, Standards of Excellence and Peer competition. Cooperation is a part of all four. The intent of the graphic is to show that recognition is given to individuals and people working together in teams or groups.