Come join us for our New Club Officer’s Training on November 14th at the Polk County Extension Office from 6:30 pm-8 pm. The training will be led by the Youth Council Members and is an event “By the youth and for the Youth”.
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4-H youth council is a committee of 4-H members between the ages of 10-18 years. The county 4-H youth council provides its members opportunities in developing life skills like leadership, communication and decision making by creating a sense of belonging through their engagement in various community events.
Purpose of county youth council
The youth council acts as a platform for the members to voice opinions and programming needs by the youth at district and state levels. And therefore it provides opportunity to select and encourage representative youth members to participate in district and state council.
Leadership Roles opportunity
The organization of the county council is flexible and varies from county to county. Bylaws act as tool for determining rules of self- governance. Following are some examples of leadership roles in county councils.
- Vice President
- Historian etc
The leadership roles at present for Polk County council constitutes of the president, vice-president, secretary and the treasurer.
Engagement of Youth Council
The potential engagement of youth council is vast and diverse but following are some of the examples:
- Serve as a local 4-H ambassador
- Promote local 4-H programs and events.
- County events
- 4-H day at the fair etc
- Summer camps
- Enhance citizenship and leadership skills by participating in leadership conferences etc
- Engage in community services
- Observing National 4-H week and marketing through mass media like radio, newspaper etc.
Youth council can be used as a platform by the youth to voice their needs at district and state levels enabling them to make a positive impact on their community. It gives the members the opportunity to interact and work with youth from different communities exposing them to different perspectives and opinions while equipping them to openly embrace diversity in all forms. They follow the 4-H mission,‘Learn by Doing’ in mastering life skills through their participation in various county, district and state level events.