There is almost an endless amount of leadership opportunities in 4-H. For specific opportunities related to a certain project area, please check with that project section. You can participate in leadership at the club, county, district, state, and even national level. Get involved and make sure to ask questions!
Junior Leadership Lab – November 30 – December 1 at Camp Mohawk in Alvin
The goal of Junior Leadership Lab is to prepare intermediate age 4-H’ers from the 18 counties in District 9 for leadership roles that may beat the club or county level. The hope is that participants will take information back from lab and share it with members back in the county. The lab is set up to be enjoyable and fun, but there is work, too. The sessions require participant involvement and concentration. Ages 11 to 13 are encouraged to attend. Fun time is set up with activities that build team work and camaraderie in the district.
The registration fee covers 1 night of lodging, all meals, program activities, insurance, and curriculum. The attire is school appropriate (casual) but remember to bring warm clothes as many activities are held outside. The theme for the dance on Friday night is “Cowboys and Angels.”
Cost is $70, but the 4-H Office will pay for half of the registration fee for Montgomery County 4-H members who register by the deadline. Register on 4-H Connect by November 2nd. For more details, visit http://d94-h.tamu.edu/eventsandcontests/junior-leadership-lab/
Learn To Be A Leader – County Leadership Team Training
This annual training provides valuable information on a variety of projects and activities, as well as training on how to lead your club. All Club Officers, their parents, Club Managers and Assistant Managers and Current and Potential Project Leaders are expected to attend. All other 4-H members and their parents are welcome to attend as well. Registration will open online in July.
Date: Saturday, August 25 New Date!!!
Time: 8:00am – 3:00pm
Location: Lone Star Convention Center, Conroe
When: June 26-28, 2012
Where: Sam Houston State University, Huntsville
Registration Details: Register via 4-H Connect .
Leadership Lab is for Senior 4-H’ers, (14-19 years old at the time of Lab.) Leadership Lab prepares teen leaders from the 18 counties in District 9 for leadership roles in their club and community. Participants take the knowledge and skills acquired from Leadership Lab and put it to use by sharing it with their club and county.
The lab is set up to be enjoyable and fun, but a certain amount of work is involved. Many workshops are set up that will require concentration and serious participation. Speeches are delivered for officer elections. Recreational time is set up with activities that build team work skills and camaraderie in the district.
No bus transportation will be provided. Each participant will be responsible for their own transportation to and from Sam Houston State University and all costs involved en route. The registration fee covers 2 nights of lodging, all meals, program activities, insurance, curriculum, and T-shirts. The attire is school appropriate (casual). Each evening there is a dance and many kids want to dress up. However, there are kids who wear summer clothes and each night is a theme dance so costumes are permitted. On the last night there is a banquet for the outgoing officers. The dress for this event is “Dressy.”
Leaders 4 Life
The Leaders 4 Life Program is a new project area being implemented initially with an audience that most counties already have in place – the County 4-H Council. Club officers, Council officers, and other youth are encouraged to participate.
The Objectives of the Leaders 4 Life Program are to:
- Provide leadership experiences for youth.
- Provide youth opportunities to demonstrate parliamentary procedure skills.
- Empower youth to demonstrate public speaking skills.
- Test youth on knowledge of leadership, parliamentary
- procedure, and Texas 4-H.
- Encourage creativity through development of a service learning interpretation piece to highlight a service learning project.
The Leaders 4 Life Skill-A-Thon is a competitive event designed to challenge county 4-H council teams in their leadership skills, parliamentary procedure, and service learning. County 4-H councils participate in a variety of leadership topics and in-depth parliamentary procedure throughout the year. A district contest for Senior 4-H’ers will be held in the spring, and the first-place teams from each district will advance to the state contest at Texas 4-H Roundup.
Overview of the Leaders 4 Life Skill-A-Thon Components
- Parliamentary Procedure Demonstration – Teams will have 20 minutes to present a mock 4-H club meeting. Each team will be given a meeting agenda and three problems to incorporate into their presentation. Maximum score is 100 points.
- Question and Answer – Teams will be asked seven questions about parliamentary procedure following their demonstration. Each team member will answer one question. Teams will determine who will answer the remaining questions. Each team member may answer no more than two questions. Maximum score is 70 points.
- Quiz Bowl – Each team will compete in one Quiz Bowl round, in which 30 questions will be asked. There will also be three bonus questions included in the round. Maximum score is 30 points, with potential for an additional six bonus points.
- Service Learning Interpretation Piece – Teams will develop a one-page (front and back) interpretation piece about a service learning project they conducted during the year. This item will be turned in at the time of registration for judging prior to the contest. The interpretation piece should include the relevance, response, and results of the project. Maximum score is 100 points.
Leaders 4 Life ResourcesState Leaders 4 Life Packet