Are you a leader? If you positively influence and help others for a shared goal, you are a leader! Leaders aren’t just elected to an office or position. You can also be a member of committees, small groups and teams. You can develop your individual leadership skills by learning more about yourself and how you work with others. In the 4-H leadership project you will learn leadership principles, help plan 4-H programs, and recruit new members.
4-H leadership experiences include, but are not limited to:
- 4-H club office
- serving on committees
- promoting the 4-H program to other youth
- participation in county, district or state 4-H committees, councils, etc.
Leaders 4 Life Skill-A-Thon
Ages: Junior/Intermediate (Grades 3-8) and Senior (Grades 9-12).
This three-part competition lets you showcase your leadership skills! The first part of the competition is a 20 minute simulated 4-H meeting demonstrating Parliamentary Procedure conducted by you and 4-6 students in front of a panel of judges. 4-H meeting guidelines can be found in the Leaders 4 Life Skill-A-Thon Resource Packet. Maximum score 100 points.
The second part of the competition is a question and answer session with the judging panel. Each team is asked ten questions and each team member must answer at least one (but no more than three) questions. Maximum score 100 points.
The third segment requires the team to submit a Service Learning Interpretation document. The document is not judged, rather it is used to prepare the judging panel to interview the team. In the document, provide 3-4 sentences outlining the Service Activity the group has conducted. The Judging Panel will interview the team to learn how the 8 Steps of Service Learning were utilized; 10 minute interview. Maximum score 70 points.