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:
- Develop new skills through club activities and curriculum
- Use those skills in their club and county programming
- Build upon those skills with innovative training at the county and state level
- Continue to develop and enhance abilities along a developmental pathway (a roadmap of new challenges and benchmarks to challenge and empower growing youth leaders).
Utah 4-H promotes youth/adult partnerships and engages youth lead programming.
2020/2021 EVENTS AND CONTESTS
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.
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.
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.
South West Region Retreat
TRY Team Training
Northern Region Retreat
- Prepared Speech
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.