What is a 4-H teen leader?

For the purpose of using the 4-H Teen Leadership materials, a 4-H teen leader will be defined as a young person who is:

  • Between the ages of 13 and 19 years old.
  • Learning and developing leadership skills.
  • Using his or her knowledge, skills and abilities to help others meet their goals.
  • Practicing leadership skills through various activities and reflecting on the leadership experiences.

Though a 4-H teen may be learning and developing leadership skills, to be a 4-H teen leader, the young person also needs to be practicing what he or she has learned and reflecting on the leadership experiences. First-time activities should be designed so that the teen can gain confidence in his or her skills and abilities. Experiences should become more challenging as the teens develop their leadership skills.

MSUE 4-H Teen Leader Book

4-H Horse Project Area Teen Leader Expectations

4-H Horse Teen Leader Application

Application for County Medals

County Medal Requirements

Key Club Award

Ambassador Youth Application