4-H Teen Ambassadors inspire others to learn through 4-H opportunities
Teen Ambassadors are trained at the county level, and are provided additional knowledge and skill building opportunities at STARR (State Teen Action Reps Retreat) held annually in the April at the NYS Fairgrounds. Depending on local needs, Teen Ambassadors may be called on to give presentations, work at local events or lead eductional programs. To find out more about Teen Ambassador programs near you, contact your local Cornell Cooperative Extension office.
The 4-H Teen Ambassador program allows teens to:
- Become active partners in marketing and promotion of their organization.
- Represent the 'voice' of 4-H.
- Share their 4-H experiences.
- Provide visibility as to the value of the 4-H youth development program.
- Be a role model for 4-H.
- Recruit other youth and adults to join 4-H as members or leaders.
Team Ambassador Partners
- Ambassador Advisor - County Level - acts as a guide providing opportunities for teens to expand their knowledge and skills; works in partnership with teens as they organize, explore possibilities and set goals for the local program.
- County 4-H Staff - County Staff role varies depending on the county and its program. Basically he/she is the local support person for the program; assists with selection of teen ambassadors and advisors; relays information and opportunities to teens and Advisors; serves as the formal link with the State 4-H Office; and in some cases may be asked by Teen Ambassadors and their Advisors to help the group work through the planning process to successfully accomplish goals. In some counties 4-H Staff serve as the Ambassador Advisor, so this person may play dual roles.
- The Teen Ambassador Notebook is available as a pdf document. Note that the pdf document is intended to be printed on 11 x 17 paper - please adjust print preferences for 8.5 x 11.