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4-H STATE PROJECT AMBASSADORS


The Utah 4-H State Project Ambassadors are the faces of our various program areas. Unlike our State 4-H Ambassadors that represent the program as a whole, State Project Ambassadors focus on one area within Utah 4-H. A 4-H State Project Ambassador is exemplary of Utah 4-H’s brightest and most talented youth. They are self-motivated and extremely passionate about their specific project areas and help provide leadership to and represent the youth involved in those projects.

State STEM Ambassadors

 

 


 
Utah's State 4-H Ambassador Program

Apply for the 2022-2023 4-H Year

Applications: Open April 1 - June 15

For 4-H Members in grades 9-12  |  (Applications open to current 8th – 11th grades)

Serve July of current 4-H year to June of Following Year








  • Agriscience Ambassador Responsibilities
    • Agriscience Ambassadors will help work with the Livestock and STEM Ambassadors to plan and put on the 4-H Classic plus provide the statewide Agriscience TRY (teens reaching youth) training

  • Agriscience Ambassador Qualifications
    • Active member in one or more 4-H Agriscience Programs and local club
    • Enthusiastic about 4-H
    • Leadership Experience
    • Have time available and willing to occasionally travel to fulfill this role
    • Have parent and/or guardian and County Extension Staff support

  • How To Apply
    • Youth will need to upload a 2 page 4-H resume and 1 page cover letter following the 4-H Portfolio guidelines.
    • Cover Letter Objectives
      • Explain your leadership experience
      • Why do you want to be a State Agriscience Project Ambassador?
      • What has been your involvement in the Agriscience project area in the past?
      • What do you hope to learn from this leadership role?
      • Wellness or developing healthy habits

    • It also requires a recommendation from your county 4-H staff
    • The resume should represent a cumulative summary of the 4-H members background, skills, and accomplishments.
      The 4-H member should summarize their 4-H experience by highlighting their project involvement, activities, awards/recognitions, leadership experiences, and community service.
      Each year, applicants will need to update their information, maintaining the most pertinent information over time. Content should be clearly identified as 4-H or non-4-H; style of resume and formatting are at the discretion of the applicant.
      Applicants should include contact information, county, school grade, and year in 4-H. Maximum 2 pages.

  • FCS Ambassador Responsibilities
    • FCS Ambassadors will help provide the leadership for the state FCS contest and provide statewide trainings in the FCS area monthly, plan and put on the 4-H Classic plus provide the statewide Healthy Habits TRY (teens reaching youth) training.

  • FCS Ambassador Qualifications
    •  If you love the FCS project areas of...

      • Foods (cooking, cake decorating, food preservation, nutrition, etc.)
      • Sewing (clothing, textiles, sewing construction, quilting, modeling, etc.)
      • Family Consumer Science (FCS Knowledge, consumer decision making, life skills development, family finance, interior design, etc.)
      • Needle Arts (crochet, knitting, needlework, etc.)
      • Or developing healthy habits

      ... Then this leadership opportunity is for you! You will develop leadership skills of planning and executing events, workshops, trainings and putting on the 4-H Classic while meeting new people from across the state.


  • How to Apply
    • Youth will need to upload a 2-page 4-H resume and 1-page cover letter following the 4-H Portfolio guidelines.
    • Cover Letter Objectives
      • Explain your leadership experience
      • Why do you want to be a State FCS Project Ambassador?
      • What has been your involvement in the FCS project area in the past?
      • What do you hope to learn from this leadership role?
      • Wellness or developing healthy habits
    • It also requires a recommendation from your county 4-H staff
    • The resume should represent a cumulative summary of the 4-H members background, skills, and accomplishments.
      The 4-H member should summarize their 4-H experience by highlighting their project involvement, activities, awards/recognitions, leadership experiences, and community service.
      Each year, applicants will need to update their information, maintaining the most pertinent information over time. Content should be clearly identified as 4-H or non-4-H; style of resume and formatting are at the discretion of the applicant.
      Applicants should include contact information, county, school grade, and year in 4-H. Maximum 2 pages.

  • Contact Jolene for more information
  • Horse Ambassador Responsibilities
    • Attend Ambassador Meetings and Retreats
    • Serve as a representative of all Utah 4-H Horse Programs
    • Promote 4-H Horse Programs
    • Serve as a coordinator for State Horse Events & Activities (State Horse Show Activities, Judge’s Training, Spring Study Camp)
    • Represent the youth voice and give input at program area meetings
    • Chair/Co-Chair horse youth committees
    • The term is one complete year beginning and ending in July

  • Horse Ambassador Qualifications
    • Active member in one or more 4-H Horse Programs and local club
    • Enthusiastic about 4-H
    • Leadership Experience
    • Have time available and willing to occasionally travel to fulfill this role
    • Have parent and/or guardian and County Extension Staff support

  • How to Apply
    • Youth will need to upload a 4-H resume (max 2 pages) and cover letter (1 page) following the 4-H Portfolio guidelines.
    • Cover Letter Objectives – NOTE these are slightly different than the objectives used in your horse portfolio!
      • Summarize your leadership experience within the Utah 4-H Horse Program Area.
      • What is something you love and want to help promote within the Utah 4-H Horse Program?
      • What is an idea or project you would like to implement and promote to benefit the Utah 4-H Horse Program?
      • Explain how your involvement in the Utah 4-H Horse Project has impacted your life and challenged you to grow.
         
    • The resume should represent a cumulative summary of the 4-H members background, skills, and accomplishments.
      The 4-H member should summarize their 4-H experience by highlighting their project involvement, activities, awards/recognitions, leadership experiences, and community service.
      Each year, applicants will need to update their information, maintaining the most pertinent information over time. Content should be clearly identified as 4-H or non-4-H; style of resume and formatting are at the discretion of the applicant.
      Applicants should include contact information, county, school grade, and year in 4-H. (Maximum 2 pages).
    • Applicants will participate in an interview to complete the selection process. Applicants will be scored and ranked according to their resume, cover letter, and interview.
    • 4 – 8 youth from two or more counties whenever possible, will be selected. It is important to the program that a team show diversity in skills and experiences, be able to work together, and show passion for the program. Efforts will be made to ensure these goals are accomplished.
    • Selected youth must attend the mandatory retreat to be scheduled after the team has been assembled.
  • Livestock Ambassador Responsibilities 
    • Attend Ambassador Meetings and Retreats
    • Serve as a representative of all Utah 4-H Livestock (large and small) Programs
    • Promote 4-H Livestock Programs including junior livestock projects and state contests
    • Serve as a coordinator for state level programs and activities
    • Represent the youth voice and give input at program area meetings
    • Chair/Co-Chair youth committees
    • The term is one complete year beginning and ending in July.

  • Livestock Ambassador Qualifications
    • Active member in one or more 4-H Livestock Programs and local club
    • Enthusiastic about 4-H 
    • Leadership Experience
    • Have time available and willing to occasionally travel to fulfill this role
    • Have parent and/or guardian and County Extension Staff support

  • How to Apply 
    • Youth will need to upload a 4-H resume (max 2 pages) and cover letter (1 page) following the 4-H Portfolio guidelines.
    • Cover Letter Objectives – NOTE these are slightly different than the objectives used in your Livestock portfolio!
      • Summarize your leadership experience within the Utah 4-H Livestock Program Area.
      • What is something you love and want to help promote within the Utah 4-H Livestock Program?
      • What is an idea or project you would like to implement and promote to benefit the Utah 4-H Livestock Program?
      • Explain how your involvement in the Utah 4-H Livestock Project has impacted your life and challenged you to grow.
         
    • The resume should represent a cumulative summary of the 4-H members background, skills, and accomplishments.
      The 4-H member should summarize their 4-H experience by highlighting their project involvement, activities, awards/recognitions, leadership experiences, and community service.
      Each year, applicants will need to update their information, maintaining the most pertinent information over time. Content should be clearly identified as 4-H or non-4-H; style of resume and formatting are at the discretion of the applicant.
      Applicants should include contact information, county, school grade, and year in 4-H. (Maximum 2 pages).
    • Applicants will participate in an interview to complete the selection process. Applicants will be scored and ranked according to their resume, cover letter, and interview.
    • 4 – 8 youth from two or more counties whenever possible, will be selected. It is important to the program that a team show diversity in skills and experiences, be able to work together, and show passion for the program. Efforts will be made to ensure these goals are accomplished.
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    • Selected youth must attend the mandatory retreat to be scheduled after the team has been assembled.
  • STEM Ambassador Responsibilities
    • STEM Ambassadors will work with Livestock and Agriscience Ambassadors to provide the statewide Agriscience TRY (teens reaching youth) training as well as STEM trainings.

  • STEM Ambassador Qualifications
    • Active member in one or more 4-H STEM Programs and local club
    • Enthusiastic about 4-H
    • Leadership Experience
    • Have time available and willing to occasionally travel to fulfill this role
    • Have parent and/or guardian and County Extension Staff support

  • How To Apply
    • Youth will need to upload a 2-page 4-H resume and 1-page cover letter following the 4-H Portfolio guidelines.
    • Cover Letter Objectives
      • Explain your leadership experience
      • Why do you want to be a State STEM Project Ambassador?
      • What has been your involvement in the STEM project area in the past?
      • What do you hope to learn from this leadership role?
      • Wellness or developing healthy habits

    • It also requires a recommendation from your county 4-H staff
    • The resume should represent a cumulative summary of the 4-H members background, skills, and accomplishments.
      The 4-H member should summarize their 4-H experience by highlighting their project involvement, activities, awards/recognitions, leadership experiences, and community service.
      Each year, applicants will need to update their information, maintaining the most pertinent information over time. Content should be clearly identified as 4-H or non-4-H; style of resume and formatting are at the discretion of the applicant.
      Applicants should include contact information, county, school grade, and year in 4-H. Maximum 2 pages.


  • Contact Deb Ivie for more information





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