Want to develop your leadership skills? Junior Leader is a great opportunity to share responsibility with an adult leader and to help guide younger 4-H members.
Junior leaders must be in at least 7th grade and have completed one year of satisfactory 4-H work or equivalent experience. To be a junior leader requires the approval of the 4-H adult leader.
Leadership activities carried out by Junior Leaders:
help officers with their duties;
teach members how to fill out records;
teach some of the project work;
and teach members how to "show and tell."
Organizing meetings, serving as a leader, and teaching others are life-long skills. The Teen Leader works with an adult advisor who will be available for advice and counsel, but not necessarily attend all the club meetings.
Teen Leaders are in grades 10th-12th, who must have 1 year previous 4-H experience. Teen Leaders must be approved by the County Extension Agent, attend a New Leader training, and pass an OSU background check.
4-H Camp Counselor
The Columbia County 4-H camp counselor program offers personal growth and leadership opportunities for youth in 9th-12th grade. Applicants participate in two to three training sessions designed to give an in-depth, well rounded interview experience.
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.