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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.

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
Donor: Kansas Farm Bureau

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

National 4-H Conference
When: April
Where: Washington D.C.
Donor: Kansas Ag Bankers, Kansas Bankers Association, Kansas 4-H 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
Donor: Montgomery Communications
Award: Gifts to top nine winners

Awards and Recognition

County Level
Award: Medal presented at your 4-H Achievement Banquet
Donor: Kansas 4-H Foundation Patron Sponsor Fund

State Level
Award: Medallion
Donor: Kansas 4-H Foundation Patron Sponsor Fund

National Level
Award: $400 National 4-H Congress Scholarship
Donor: Kansas 4-H Foundation Patron Sponsor Fund

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