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. 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 2017-2018 Youth Ambassador! The term will last until August 2018. To apply please fill out this 2017-2018 Ambassador Application and email it to: lacrossecounty4h@lacrossecounty.org by Monday, November 6, 2017 at 4:30 p.m. 

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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: Mel Hart-Pollock Holmen-Mindoro Rep: Sue Kramer
Past President: vacant La Crosse-Onalaska Rep: Kathy Snodgrass
Secretary: Jennifer Wright West Salem Rep: vacant
Treasurer: Linda Saley At-Large Rep: Missy Klein
Ag Society Rep: Marla Stello At-Large Rep: Tom Fechner

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