Teen Council in Duval County 4-H

What are 4-H Councils?

The Florida 4-H Council guide explains councils as:

County Council: Through the Council’s activities the interests and concerns of young people can be voices and incorporated in the program’s goals. Particpation in a 4-H Council provides the means for the personal growth of 4-H members through citizenship and leadership activities.

District Council: Assisting with organizing and conducting district activities and events and facilitating the distribution of information from the district and state councils to the county councils.

Stacey Ellison, 4-H RSA Agent, states that: “Beyond that Councils give an opportunity for advanced skill development and mastery in the areas of citizenship and leadership, provide youth voice for the county (or district program), and assists in senior 4-H member retention by giving young people more impactful opportunities beyond what they might experience at the club level.” 

Duval County’s County Council / Teen Leadership Program

Our council is unique, as it is a county council program with a focus on Teen Leadership. Meaning all council members are senior 4-H’ers and not just club representatives from any age group.

What happens at a Council Meeting?

  •  Council meets once a month to conduct a  business meeting with the following components: educational workshop, leadership training, plan community service projects, plan county events, and committee work. The members also get to enjoy the company of fellow their 4-H’ers and engage in recreational activities.
  • The council meets the 2nd Monday of the month at 6:00pm at the Duval County Extension Office

Who are the Members? 

  • Council Council Officers
  • All senior Level 4-H’ers
  • Club Representative

What Officers are there in the County Council / Teen Leadership Club? 

  • President
  • Vice President
  • Secretary
  • Treasurer
  • Sargent at Arms
  • Parliamentarian
  • Greeter / Pledge Leader
  • Recreation Leader
  • Reporter
  • Historian
  • State Representatives
  • District Representatives

What committees can I be apart of on Council? 

  • Community Service
  • Fundraising
  • Communications
  • Event
  • Escape Room Day Camp
  • At County Events Event

Who do I contact if I want to be more involved? 

  • Ms. Kelsey is the council’s advisor 904-255-7450 /  khaupt@coj.net