Are You Into It?
Leaders influence and support others in a positive manner for a shared goal. Leaders aren't just elected. You can be a leader of committees, small groups and teams. Learning about yourself and how you work with others is a key part of developing leadership skills.
- Understand roles, attitudes, tasks and functions necessary for effective leadership.
- Strengthen local 4-H units in leadership responsibility and encourage other youth.
- Participate in program planning, development, and implementation; help recruit new members and leaders.
Here's What You Can Do All Year!
Take Leadership Further!
Here are other opportunities to explore Leadership:
- Volunteer to serve on your county 4-H Youth Committee.
- Mentor a younger youth in 4-H in a skill area you have learned.
- Is it fair time? Consider taking an exhibit, a piece of your project learning to the fair for judging and to show off what you have learned throughout the year. It might get selected to go to the Kansas State Fair.
- Contact your county KSU Extension Office for other local workshops, activities, and events.
- Meet others interested in leadership. Check out camps at the Rock Springs 4-H Center.
- Attend Kansas 4-H Youth Conference and participate in workshops, motivational speakers and a community service project, bringing ideas back to your community.
- Apply for National 4-H Congress, National 4-H Conference, State 4-H Council, a Counselor-In-Training position at the Rock Springs 4-H Center, a Page position at the State Legislature, volunteer or paid positions at the Kansas State Fair.
- Interested in a college education in the area of political science, business administration, teaching, public service administration in agriculture or community and regional planning? Schedule a visit with Kansas State University and explore those majors.