Youth Leaders

“Every child has the potential to be a true leader. However, kids today say they are missing experiences that grow the life skills they need – like confidence, responsibility, independence and compassion. It is a serious problem now that will lead to a severe leadership void in the years to come – impacting communities across America, and nearly every industry and sector.”

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Youth Ambassadors

Ambassadors are select representatives of the La Crosse County 4-H program.  Their mission is to promote La Crosse County 4-H while developing leadership skills.  Ambassadors primary duties include:

  • Assisting at festivals by presenting awards, ushering, and emceeing
  • Working at the county fair
  • Talking with community groups about 4-H
  • Visiting clubs to promote upcoming events
  • Visiting schools to recruit members
  • Participating in parades
  • Completing TV and/or Radio spots

What are the qualifications?  

Ambassadors must currently be a freshman, sophomore, or junior in high school. The time commitment involved is one year, beginning in May.  Ambassadors should have a desire to be a leader, be knowledgeable about 4-H and want to promote it.  Most importantly, youth ambassadors should be willing to learn (and have fun)!

Calling all 4-H members currently in grades 9-11 to apply to be a 2016-2017 Youth Ambassador! If you applied this past spring, we are asking you to reapply at this time. The term will last until September 2017. To apply please fill out this 2016-2017 4-H Ambassador Application and email it to: lacrossecounty4h@lacrossecounty.org by November 1, 2016. 

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Adults are a very important part of 4-H!  Many adults share their time, skills, and resources by volunteering as club or project leaders.  To become a certified 4-H leader, you must attend a one-time volunteer orientation training; these trainings are given by local 4-H educators.

Adult leaders may also choose to serve on the 4-H Leaders’ Board.  This board meets on the first Tuesday of every month and is focused on providing youth with positive experiences and opportunities.  4-H members, parents, and leaders are welcome to attend an “open forum” before each meeting begins to address the board.

Current board members include:

President: Jeff Janvrin Bangor Rep: Lyndsi Heitkamp
Vice President: vacant Holmen-Mindoro Rep: Pam Smaby
Past President: Mary Temp La Crosse-Onalaska Rep: Kathy Snodgrass
Secretary: Jennifer Wright West Salem Rep: Amber Kaiser
Treasurer: Linda Saley At-Large Rep: Missy Klein
Ag Society Rep: Marla Stello At-Large Rep: Sue Kramer

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