“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.”
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: email@example.com by Monday, November 6, 2017 at 4:30 p.m.
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|
Helpful Documents & Links:
- La Crosse County 4-H Proposed Bylaws
- Wisconsin 4-H Youth Development Policies
- Using the 4-H Name & Emblem
- 2018 Leaders Board Scholarship Application