Davis 4-H Youth Leadership

WHATTeens wearing 4-H t-shirts 

The purpose of 4-H and it’s variety of project areas and experiences is to provide youth with leadership opportunities and the best development of life skills. Youth leadership experiences can be found within club meetings, junior teen and teen councils, project ambassador positions within the county and even region or state ambassador positions.

HOW TO GET INVOLVED

To learn more about the purpose of teen leadership, how to apply for leadership positions, important events/trainings and more download the 2020-21 Davis County Ambassador and Teen Council Handbook. 

Junior Teen and Teen Council is a county wide club for youth ages 10-14 and 15- 18 years old. Council members work together to create service based activities to benefit 4-H members and their communities as well as gain valuable skills for life and future experiences. 

County Project Ambassadors are 4-H members ages 13-18 years old who represent 4-H Project areas of: Agriculture, Arts and Crafts/Fine Arts, Family and Consumer Sciences, Health, Leadership, Natural Resource and STEAM. 2 Ambassadors will be selected to represent the project area interests and needs each year. Ambassadors work to serve 4-H youth and families, lead and support Junior Teen and Teen Councils, and implement positive community development.

EVENTS 

Teen Councils meet together in person or via virtual means every 6 weeks to determine needs and plan positive promotions and activities that support 4-H and Davis County communities. Ambassadors meet together every 4-6 weeks to evaluate 4-H and county needs, promote 4-H, attend retreats and training, and lead 4-H in specific project areas.

Important dates for 2020-2021:

  • November 1, 2020 - Application available online
  • December 1, 2020 - Applications Due
  • December 5, 2020- Email confirmation of acceptance into Ambassador & Teen Council Programs
  • December 12, 2020- Mandatory Youth Summit Retreat in Davis County
  • For more information on 2021 events, view the Davis County Ambassador and Teen Council Handbook.

RESOURCES

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 Clubs (such as teen councils and ambassador positions) as well as participate 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 councils and ambassadors include:

  • Download the Davis County 4-H Ambassadors and Teen Council Handbook for details on purpose, goals, events, and how to apply. 

AMBASSADORS AND TEEN COUNCIL ADVISORS 

Bailey Horton Teem Council Advisor

Bailey Horton
Phone: (435) 919-1337
Email: bailey.horton@usu.edu   

Staff photo

Jenna Aldrich
Phone: (435) 919-1329
Email: jenna.aldrich@usu.edu