One of the main reasons 4-H is such a popular Youth Development Program is because it is fun! For many 4-H Teen Leaders, this is why they join. When a group of teens come together to work for a common goal, they are going to find a way to have fun while they learn.
4-H is a national youth leadership program sponsored by the federal government with county chapters throughout the US. 4-H began as a program designed to teach modern farming techniques to rural youths, and that component still exists. Today, there are a variety of 4-H programs offered to residents of Washington County, ranging from livestock to robotics, adventure hikes, and leadership.
4-H members learn effective public speaking skills from expert coaches and get involved in community service projects. College admissions officers look very favorably on applications from 4-H youth because they know our members are dedicated to helping their communities and to doing things right.
4-H’ers learn how to run a meeting by official parliamentary procedure and can participate in annual 4-H public speaking presentation events. 4-H teens have the opportunity to attend Utah’s 4-H Teen Leadership Training in Logan at the USU Campus, which is a 3-day trip each October. Teens also have the opportunity to apply for and attend 4-H National Conference in Washington, DC, where they stay at the National 4-H Center and tour the capitol to learn about the judicial process, meet politicians and visit legislative buildings.
New youth are always welcome to get involved in 4-H! Call our office (435-634-5706) or email our County Extension Professor at email@example.com.
Providing Leadership Opportunities to Youth
Leadership is a necessary quality for a person to possess if he or she wants to be successful in life. Through starting a 4-H club and serving in a leadership officer position a young person can gain leadership skills through training and experience.