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4-H Youth Development


Youth will learn to interpret verbal and nonverbal information, develop effective public speaking skills, enhance written and spoken communication, defend a point, design a presentation and much more!

Things to Learn/Do in the Project

Ages 7-10

  • Learn responses to bullying
  • Decode a message
  • Write a letter
  • Give a project talk

Ages 11-13

  • Give and receive directions using directional and transitional words
  • Write a speech and critique it
  • Write a press release 
  • Create and give a demonstration or illustrated talk

Ages 14 and Older

  • Discover what causes a communication gap
  • Create and give a demonstration or illustrated talk
  • Plan, research, outline and present a speech
  • Debate an issue
  • Prepare a resume and interview for a job or office

Project Materials

Reasonably priced materials are available for every project in Kansas 4-H. You can order the materials for your project online or contact your local Extension Office.

Beginner (CM100)

Intermediate (CM200)

Advanced (CM300)

Public Speaking (CM301)

General Communication Resources

Events and Activities

Demonstrations & Illustrated Talks at Kansas State Fair
When: Both Weekends
Where: Hutchinson, KS

Awards and Recognition

County Level
Award: Medal presented at your 4-H Achievement Banquet

State Level
Award: Medallion

National Level
Award: $400 National 4-H Congress Scholarship

Career Connections

Explore Your Spark!


En Espanol

communications spanish

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