Davis 4-H Youth Leadership
Why Youth Leadership
4-H youth leadership helps to empower youth by giving them the opportunities to further develop and use skills to impact the community for good. Here in Davis County youth leadership can be found within club meetings, teen council and as project ambassadors.
How to get involved
Davis County 4-H has many ways youth can gain leadership experiences at the club and county level. 4-H clubs elect a presidency who leads club meetings along with volunteers. Teens can also join the Davis County Teen Council and apply to be Project Ambassadors.
Teen Council is a county wide club for youth in grades 7-12. Council members work together to create service based activities to benefit 4-H members and their communities. They also gain valuable leadership skills for future opportunities in leadership in and out of 4-H.
County Project Ambassadors are 4-H members in grades 8-12 who represent the 4-H Project areas: Agriculture, Arts and Crafts/Fine Arts, Family and Consumer Sciences, Health, Leadership, Natural Resource and STEM. Ambassadors work to serve the 4-H youth and families within the county, lead and support Teen Council and implement positive community development. Teens interested in becoming ambassadors start as members of the Teen Council to learn leadership skills and then apply online to become a Project Ambassador to use their leadership skills that they learned in Teen Council. For more information see the
Teen Council meets together on the 4th Tuesday of the month in person or via zoom depending on the current pandemic conditions. During these meetings, council members learn new leadership skills, plan positive actives that support the Davis County 4-H community and participate in a fun hands-on activity or service project.
Project Ambassadors meet together on the 2nd Tuesday of the month in person or via zoom depending on the current pandemic conditions. During these meetings they evaluate the county needs and plan future events to benefit 4-H members in the county. Project Ambassadors attend teen council as well as their monthly meetings and plan activities and service projects that they can do together.
There is no application for Teen Council. All teens in grades 7-12that are enrolled in 4-H are able to join the club on ZSuite and attend monthly meetings.
To become a County Project Ambassador apply online here. Applications for the following 4-H year are due on July 31st.
Contact Lauren Montgomery with questions about applying to become a project ambassador..
Resources for clubs include:
- Clubs may contact their local 4-H office for specific guidance or youth trainings regarding implementing leadership in their club or club activities.
- Youth may participate in County Leadership Clubs (such as teen councils and ambassador positions) as well as participate in leadership roles in their local clubs for experience in a variety of leadership positions.
- Discover 4-H curricula also share important details on how to run a club meeting and ways to involve youth leadership skills.
Resources for Teen Council and Project Ambassadors include:
- Download the Davis County 4-H Ambassadors Handbook or Teen Council Handbook for details on purpose, goals, events, and how to apply (for Ambassador positions only).
AMBASSADORS AND TEEN COUNCIL ADVISORS