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4-H Youth Development


Are you ready to step up to leadership? This project will help bring out the best in you. You will learn about the skills it takes to be a leader such as: understanding yourself, communicating, getting along with others, learning, making decisions, plus managing and working with groups.

Explore your Spark! 


Ready to get started in your project learning? Check out the Kansas Clover Classroom!


Things to Learn/Do in the Project

Ages 7-9

  • Determine what is important to you
  • Learn how others feel
  • Learn how to be responsible
  • Learn group cooperation

Ages 10-13

  • Participate in a trust walk
  • Learn to be accountable and dependable
  • Practice teamwork in achieving a goal
  • Learn meeting manners

Ages 14 and Older

  • Learn to accept differences in people 
  • Accept your own strengths and weaknesses
  • Develop and participate in an interview process
  • Identify different leadership styles

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.

Leadership (LS100)

General Leadership Resources

Project Leader Resources

Events and Activities

4-H Camp Counselor Recognition Program
Award: Certificate

4-H Key Award - Awarded to Outstanding 4-H Members age 16+
Award: Certificate, tie clasp or necklace

National 4-H Conference
When: April
Where: Washington D.C. Foundation Patron Sponsor Fund
Award: Up to six delegates selected to attend

Kansas Youth Leadership Forum
When: November
Where: Rock Springs 4-H Center

Outstanding News Writing Award for 4-H Club Reporters
Award: Gifts to top nine winners

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!


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