Do you need a Minnesota 4-H State Ambassador to help you as a 4-H youth spokesperson, emcee, speaker, program facilitator or host for your statewide program or event?
Minnesota 4-H has many opportunities to build leadership skills. Among them are the ambassador program opportunities for teens.
Minnesota local 4-H ambassadors are youth in grades 7 through one year past high school who want to make a difference in 4-H and in their communities. Local 4-H ambassadors use their skills in leadership, civic engagement, communication and teamwork to promote 4-H, plan events, guide younger youth and serve their communities. Specific roles of local 4-H ambassadors may vary from county/tribal nation. Contact your local 4‑H office to learn more about these programs in your area.
For over 50 years, the Minnesota 4-H State Ambassador program has offered leadership and civic engagement to 4-H members and their communities through service, promotion and education across the state. Ambassadors are role models for other 4-H'ers and they serve as positive representatives of the Minnesota 4-H program. They represent a diverse group of 4-H projects, programs and areas of the state.
How to become a Minnesota 4-H State Ambassador
You can apply to be a Minnesota 4-H State Ambassador if you have completed 10th, 11th or 12th grade before the application deadline in May. Applicants must be enrolled in Minnesota 4-H throughout their July-June term.
During their one-year term, state ambassadors facilitate and take part in activities to promote, represent, plan and implement high-quality programming for Minnesota youth. They gather in-person four times a year to do personal leadership development activities and to work as a team to create opportunities for middle and high school youth. At the BLU and YELLO conferences, the state ambassadors teach and facilitate learning sessions for youth participants.
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Project area ambassadors
From plants to livestock, this dedicated team of youth serve as positive representatives for agriculture and the Minnesota 4-H program. Agriculture ambassadors work as a team to promote agriculture and 4-H in a positive way.
Terms can be one or two years. Youth must be 10th grade or older to apply.
Brian McNeill, email@example.com, 320-589-1711, extension 2131
Shooting Sports & Wildlife (SS&W) ambassadors
Ambassadors promote and enhance the 4-H Shooting Sports & Wildlife Project, strive to build confidence and promote new experiences.
Nicole Pokorney, firstname.lastname@example.org, 507-259-4648
Reviewed in 2020