4-H state & local ambassadors
4-H local ambassadors
Most Minnesota counties and tribal nations have a 4‑H Ambassador program. Ambassadors are select 4‑H youth who lead and take part in activities that help them become good citizens and leaders. Contact your local 4‑H office to learn more about these programs in your area.
4-H state ambassadors
These young leaders come from across Minnesota. They make meaningful contributions to their communities through citizenship education and leadership activities. Check out more 4-H leadership opportunities!
How to become a 4-H State Ambassador
Any Minnesota 4-H'er who has completed the tenth grade and is eligible for 4-H through the term ending in June 2018 may apply to become a state ambassador. Previous participation in activities run by 4-H state ambassadors, such as BLU and YELLO! is helpful, but not required.
If you know someone who would be a great state ambassador, please let us know! We'll reach out to them and send the link to the application, encouraging them to apply.
Self-nominations are also welcome if you want to be alerted when the application is available!
Minnesota 4-H state ambassadors strive to exemplify citizenship and leadership in Minnesota. Youth who apply to be Minnesota 4-H state ambassadors should:
- be interested in developing and/or enhancing leadership skills such as
- conflict resolution
- respect and
- be able to accept and take on board helpful criticism to enhance your skills
- be willing to explore and apply diverse concepts of citizenship
- have basic skills in teaching others, facilitating discussions and public speaking
The program is time-intensive. 4-H State Ambassadors must take part fully to build relationships with team members, plan for events and prepare for activities. The program begins in late July and ends in mid-June.
- Be a positive role model to and represent Minnesota 4-H'ers
- Participate fully in all required 4-H State Ambassador activities
- Promote inclusion and respect for diversity in 4-H programs
- Uphold and abide by the Minnesota 4-H Code of Conduct, at 4-H events and everywhere
- Promptly respond to emails and phone calls from advisors
- Arrange your own transportation to all activities and events
- Be open-minded and willing to try new things
- Engage in a youth-adult partnership model of leadership
Once appointed, if you fail to meet these expectations, you may not be allowed to complete your term.
Reviewed in 2018