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4-H Youth Advisory Board

I am seeking 4-H members that want to develop their leadership skills and make a difference in the Jefferson County 4-H Program. 4-H members that are currently in 6th grade or older are eligible to apply.

Participation on the Youth Advisory Board includes:
* Three meetings throughout the 4-H year to plan Jefferson County 4-H programming.
* An initial planning retreat to be held 31 January 2015. (location TBD)
* Regular service and volunteer opportunities.
* The opportunity to gain a broad array of leadership skills.
* The opportunity to incorporate new youth driven ideas and activities into the Jefferson County 4-H program.

* Be a registered 4-H member with the Jefferson County 4-H program and be in at least the 6th grade or older.
* Have a desire to develop leadership skills.
* Attend the initial Youth Advisory Board (YAB) retreat 31 January 2015.
* Be committed to attending 2 out of 3 YAB meetings and participating in a community service project. (Meetings will be held the Thursday before the upcoming 4-H Leaders’ Association meeting. Meeting dates are 2 April 2015, 30 July 2015, and 1 October 2015.)

The Youth Advisory Board Application is due to Shay McNeil no later than 12 December 2014. Selected applicants will receive notification by Friday, 19 December 2014. Information and registration for the planning retreat will be provided with notification of acceptance to the advisory board.

  • is one of the largest youth development programs in America
  • involves more than 6.5 million young people and 540,000 youth and adult volunteers
  • is dedicated to the four-fold development of head, heart, hands, and health
  • helps youth learn leadership, citizenship, and life skills by participating in projects
4-H Membership…
  • is open to young people 9-21 years of age
  • can start early with Cloverbuds, who are 5-8 years of age
  • encourages members to attend monthly club meetings
  • includes planning and carrying out community service programs and events

The Jefferson County 4-H program has community clubs that meet throughout the county. If you would like more information on becoming involved in the 4-H program as a club member or volunteer, please contact Shay McNeil, the Jefferson County 4-H Extension Agent.