4-H Provides Hands-on Leadership Experiences; Robinett elected state VP
Source: Mark Mains, 4-H youth development specialist
Josh is shown with his 4-H agent, Caryn McCreary, shortly after he learned of his newly won position of State 4-H Vice President. Throughout their 4-H career, young people have ample opportunities to learn and experience leadership. Some of the hands-on leadership opportunities come in the form of officer positions available to 4-H’ers at the county, district and state levels.
4-H offers clubs in many different interest areas. Some 4-H’ers first leadership experience is being a club officer at the county level. It is here that youth learn how to plan and run a meeting. As 4-H’ers build on their leadership skills, they also have the opportunity to run for district and state-level club officer positions.
In addition to club officers, young people who attend the 4-H Teen Conference annually elect state 4-H officers. These officers are senior 4-H’ers who serve as 4-H ambassadors to the state. State officers have many responsibilities including planning meetings, chairing committees, leading trainings, presiding over the State 4-H Teen Council and planning and conducting the annual Teen Conference. They also speak at public events for civic groups and other organizations on behalf of Kentucky 4-H.
State officers beginning their year of service to 4-H are:
For more information about officer positions at the county, district and state levels, contact the Lawrence Cooperative Extension Service.
Educational programs of the Cooperative Extension Service serve all people regardless of race, color, sex, religion, disability or national origin.