If you are a high school senior (2018-2019) in the Benton County 4-H program, there are several scholarship opportunities to help you pursue a higher education. Please review this document for the eligibility criteria.
Junior Leaders are those youth that help lead their 4-H club by organizing community service opportunities and completing projects with their adult 4-H leader. 4-H youth who want to develop their leadership skills can attend a Junior Leadership Training, which is usually held in January and February.
Teen Leaders lead their 4-H club alongside an adult 4-H leader. Youth who are in 10th-12th grade are welcome to attend one of the New Leader Trainings, which are offered throughout the year.
County Ambassadors are youth in grades 9th-12th. The role of a County Ambassador is to represent the Benton County 4-H program throughout the county. Duties will include working with a team to plan, coordinate and implement regular 4-H county events such as Information Night, Awards Banquet and Fair. Ambassadors may also be involved in activities such as: Know Your County Government, Farmers Markets and more! Applications are available in May.
Teens as Teachers
This program is for 9-11 graders who are interested in receiving training to teach elementary aged youth about nutrition, exercise and environmental health related topics! Teens will learn how to create and teach lesson plans while gaining leadership, public speaking, and facilitation skills while developing their confidence working as a team.
4-H Camp Counselor
9-12 grade youth can apply annually to be a Camp Counselor at the "Four Rivers 4-H Camp". Counselors gain invaluable job experience, learn about leadership and responsibility. 4-H Camp is held in late June/early July. Applications are due in February and Counselor Selection Day will be held in March. Selected counselors and alternates must also attend counselor training weekend in April at the Oregon 4-H Center. This opportunity is open to all youth regardless of their affiliation with 4-H. There are also positions for Junior Staff (college age students or older who work at camp and support counselors). 2019 Information
Benton County 4-H offers a variety of programs for you to have fun, learn, and grow. Please fill out this form so we can learn more about you and find a program that fits your interests, budget, and schedule!
It is both an honor and a responsibility to be a 4-H State Ambassador because you are a role model to other youth and representative of the Oregon 4-H Youth Development program. Please read this for more details on roles and responsibilities.