PROGRAM AREAS

YOUTH LEADERSHIP DEVELOPMENT

Youth Leadership Development


Our communities, our nation, and our world need leaders.  Leaders for tomorrow, and yes leaders for today.  Youth with access to social media and other platforms are becoming a larger voice in local and world discussions (See Malala Yousafzai, Melati and Isabel Wijsen, 4-H youth voices).  Youth are learning they can make a difference right now.



The Utah 4-H Youth Leadership program is preparing our youth for these experiences. The program provides opportunities for youth to:

Utah 4-H promotes youth/adult partnerships and engages youth lead programming.


2020/2021 EVENTS AND CONTESTS

24
OCT.

Design Team Training

For all 9-12 grade members interested in providing planning and implementation leadership for State wide camps/events.  This program trains you on the skills you will need to be a successful Design Team Member.

07
NOV.

Public Speaking Camp

Hosted in Salt Lake by the Northern Region Ambassadors, this camp build public speaking soft skills and prepares youth for related contests.

JAN

CANCELED
National 4-H Conference annually brings 4-H youth and adults from around the nation to work towards strengthening and expanding the 4-H Youth Development program at the local, state, and national levels. National 4-H Conference is the U.S. Secretary of Agriculture’s premier youth development opportunity to engage youth in developing recommendations for the 4-H Youth Development Program.
05 – 06
MARCH

South West Region Retreat
This program offers leadership experiences to our Region Ambassador team, while developing leadership skills, through near-peer mentoring, for 4-H youth across southern Utah.

19 – 20
MARCH

TRY Team Training
Teen Reaching Youth as a youth lead program where 3-5 Teens connect with a mentoring adult (coach) to promote and teach a subject they are passional about (STEM, Sewing, Healthy living, Livestock, etc.).  This training builds skills related to developing their own program, focusing on planning and teaching. 
16 – 17
APRIL

Northern Region Retreat
This program offers leadership experiences to our Region Ambassador team, while developing leadership skills, through near-peer mentoring, for 4-H youth across northern Utah.

29 – 30
JUNE
  • Demonstrations
  • Impromptu
  • Prepared Speech
12 – 14
JULY

Teen Summit

This is an event for both 4-H and non-4-H Teens to learn how to become an influence for positive change in their communities.  Skillsets taught will evolve from starting with self, working with teams, then creating plans for being a positive influence on their county programs and community. Youth will return from the event with stronger leadership skills and the knowledge of how to make positive changes in your county and community.  They will have the opportunity to meet in teams and brainstorm a plan while at the conference which will bring a positive return to your programs.

JULY

State Project Ambassador Training


For more information pertaining to Utah 4-H Youth Leadership Development in your area,
contact your local County Extension Office  

Vernon Parent | Leadership and Civics Specialist | vernon.parent@usu.edu