4-H for Teens
4-H Programming for Teen Members
Becoming a teen in the 4-H Program opens up a whole new set of opportunities, whether the teen has grown up in the program or has just entered 4-H, the program provides great opportunities and incentives which promote personal growth.
4-H club officers are elected annually in accordance with the club's constitution and bylaws. Under the guidance of the 4-H community club leader and/or the officer's advisor, officers are responsible for a particular part of the 4-H club's function. Generally, 4-H clubs have a president, vice president, secretary, treasurer, and sergeant at arms. However, 4-H units may have additional officers according to their constitution and bylaws. Other activities and events may be planned by a committee. Visit http://4h.ucanr.edu/Programs/Clubs/Officers/ for more information on becoming an officer.
Junior/Teen Leadership Project
The 4-H junior and teen leadership experience is designed to provide members with the opportunity to learn about the qualities and competencies needed to be a leader. Junior leaders provide assistance, while teen leaders assume more challenging leadership roles. Junior and teen leaders may assist with specific projects or with more general 4-H activities and events. A 4-H member may be a junior or teen leader for one or more projects during the year. For more information on what being a Junior or Teen Leader is all about, please visit http://4h.ucanr.edu/Programs/Clubs/JuniorTeenLeaders/
Teen Staff for Youth Camp
Teen Staff are the leaders in camp activities. Teen Staff carry out camp standards and procedures that lead to a quality and safe camp program. As a Teen Staff member, teens will have the opportunity to help campers learn life skills and develop confidence, get to know each camper in your cabin, assist with group problem solving and ensure campers have the best time possible while at camp. TEEN STAFF are the HEART of our camp program; all teens will be given the tools and the confidence to positively impact anyone you meet or interact with at camp! You will be the key to helping others discover, learn and grow. Check out the Youth Camp program by visiting http://cetehama.ucanr.edu/4-H_Program/4-H_Resident_Youth_Camp_Program/
The Emerald Star is a county rank to recognize individual goal setting and accomplishment beyond the county level. It is not part of the state star rank system (Bronze, Silver, Gold, Platinum and All Star). All 4-H members, who have completed a minimum of 1 year in Jr/Teen Leadership AND are in the eighth grade or higher are welcome to apply. Completion of application and presentation to Leader's Council is required before the project can begin. Please see application for more information http://cetehama.ucanr.edu/4-H_Program/Resources_Forms_and_Links/Scholarships_-_Awards_718/
B.L.A.S.T. (Becoming Leaders All Star Trainees)
Being apart of the B.L.A.S.T. team is an opportunity for 4-H members with one year of leadership completed, to use their leadership and community service skills to assist the All Star team at a county level. The goal is to select up to six teens to be part of the B.L.A.S.T. team annually. Members will attend the regional leadership conference, visit the Tehama County Board of Supervisors as well as assist at county events and report to Leader's Council throughout the year. If you are interested in learning more, please visit http://cetehama.ucanr.edu/4-H_Program/Resources_Forms_and_Links/Scholarships_-_Awards_718/
The County 4-H All Star is the highest recognition for a 4-H members in Tehama County. It recognizes individuals in 8th grade and older for their outstanding leadership, community service and project work. Being an All Star is an opportunity for further experience and growth in public speaking, leadership and community involvement. In Tehama County, the goal is to select up to four 4-H teen members, annually, to represent the county at county, regional and state 4-H events. If you are interested in learning more, please visit http://cetehama.ucanr.edu/4-H_Program/Resources_Forms_and_Links/Scholarships_-_Awards_718/
California 4-H Management Board
The California 4-H Management Board strengthens and expands the program’s reach; assess local and area needs and provides leadership for area programming; works to improve communication internally; works to increase our visibility in the community; serves as conduit to connect state and area programming and the work of the Advisory Committees; develops and monitors financial resources; and measures and shares our program’s impact. Each management committee is led by a Director, and the Directors will meet periodically as determined by the California 4-H Management Board. For more description on what it takes to get on the board, please visit http://4h.ucanr.edu/Get_Involved/Management_Board/
Regional Leadership Conference
Regional Leadership Conferences are open to all members who meet the requirements. These conferences are to educate members and to spark their interest in youth leadership. In the past, WHY Conference was our regions main conference. With the new California 4-H Management Board, more conferences and events may be available in our area. To learn more about these types of conferences, please visit http://4h.ucanr.edu/4-H_Events/Summits/
State 4-H Record Book Competition
The State Record Book competition is focused on selecting senior 4-H members who have demonstrated outstanding achievement in their 4-H project work. Books are judged against standard criteria. Those books displaying the most outstanding 4-H work, goal management skills, and leadership and citizenship development are selected as state medalists and/or state winners. For more information, visit http://4h.ucanr.edu/Resources/Members/RecordBook/RBCompetition/StateCompetition/
State Leadership Conference
Citizenship California Focus
Participants make new friends from across California while they experience California’s government in action by participating in the legislative, political, and judicial processes. California Focus combines hands-on participation in workshops, debates, simulations, tours, and fun activities. Set in Sacramento, California's capitol, participants will tour the State Capitol building, Governor's Office, and 3rd State Court of Appeals. Workshops and lodging will be at nearby hotel.
State 4-H Advisory Committees
The UC ANR 4-H Youth Development Program (4-H YDP) Advisory Committees provide leadership to the 4-H YDP within their respective areas and offer insight, review, and input for the operation and management of the 4-H YDP to the Associate Director of 4-H Program & Policy (Shannon Horrillo,firstname.lastname@example.org). Advisory Committees are comprised of a representative group of 4-H youth, adult volunteers, county and state 4-H YDP staff and program partners. More details available online at http://4h.ucanr.edu/Get_Involved/Advisory_Committees/
Leadership Washington Focus
Leadership Washington Focus is a 4-H leadership program for youth entering grades 7 through 9. The program will take place at the National 4-H Youth Conference Center, just one mile from the Washington, D.C. border. 4-H delegates will:
- Build confidence in their ability to motivate and direct others in meaningful action
- Practice effective communication with others through group discussion and public speaking
- Work with others to create and accomplish goals
- Develop an understanding of their own personal leadership style
- Exchange ideas, practice respect, and form friendships with other 4-H members from across the nation.
- Experience hands-on learning using the historical backdrop of Washington, D.C.
Participants are immersed in the culture and history of our nation through on-site workshops at D.C.’s most spectacular sights. For more information, visit http://4h.ucanr.edu/4-H_Events/LWF/
National 4-H Conference
The National 4-H Conference is the Secretary of Agriculture's premier youth development opportunity to engage youth in developing recommendations for the 4-H Youth Development Program. The National 4-H Conference is a working conference in which youth and adults develop recommendations to help guide 4-H Youth Development Programs nationally and in their communities. This event brings together youth, volunteer leaders, and state and county extension staff members from across the United States, the U.S. territories, and the Canadian provinces. As the sponsor for this conference, the National 4-H Headquarters is charged with sharing the recommendations that emerge from the conference with the Secretary of Agriculture, national extension program leaders, and others who determine 4-H programs. At the same time, the National 4-H Headquarters ensures that the conference is a meaningful experience for youth and adult participants. For more information, visit http://4h.ucanr.edu/4-H_Events/N4-HC/