Carbon County 4-H Ambassadors
4-H Ambassadors is a program that provides opportunites for teens to develop their leadership & communication skills. This past year the Carbon County 4-H Ambassadors have been the 4-H teen leaders within the county. They have presented to MSU President Waded Cruzado on the MSU President's Bus Tour and taught a Cloverbud Camp as seen in the pictures above. Other Ambassador projects have encluded a Prom Dress Drive, Project Camp, and School Visits.
2018 Ambassadors Jonathan Erickson, Sydney Erickson, Noah Salo, Walker Anttila, Kaitlyn
So what is a 4-H Ambassador?
A 4-H ambassador is a motivated youth, who is 14-19 years of age, enrolled in the
4-H program, has a minimum GPA of 2.5, and has served as a club officer or Teen Leader
in their county 4-H. Being a 4-H Teen Ambassador is a rewarding experience! These
youth improve their public speaking skills, confidence and independence, becoming
great leaders in our society! They get to meet other 4-H teens from across the state
and form lasting friendships as they attend state 4-H events such as State 4-H Leaders
Forum, 4-H Rec Labs, State Fall Ambassador Training and State 4-H Congress. They
help other youth in the 4-H program with projects, workshops and club events. That
is what your Carbon County Ambassador Team is doing: The 4-H Ambassador team includes
Megan Sweeney of Boyd, Teal & Kenyon Hatten of Boyd, Max Erickson of Red Lodge and
Tel Daniels of Joliet. Megan and Teal both have served on the Ambassador team for
the last four years and will be moving on to college in the fall. Both these young
women should be congratulated for their enthusiasm and constant support of the 4-H
program in Carbon County.
During the 4-H year, these ambassadors have put in hundreds of hours of volunteer time each, promoting and assisting with 4-H programs on the county and state levels. Some of the fall activities include: traveling Carbon County educating elementary students about the 4-H program, teaching a Cloverbud workshop, assisting with the county 4-H Awards Banquet and attending Fall Ambassador Training in Fairmont Hot Springs. The Ambassador program is supported by their annual Christmas wreath sale and the Carbon County 4-H Council.
The ambassadors welcome opportunities to visit clubs and organizations to fill you in on the 4-H experience! If you would like more information on the 4-H Ambassador Program contact Key Leader Shirley Erickson @ 446-3239 or the Carbon County Extension Office @ 962-3522.