Citizenship and Leadership
Leadership, Hi-C, Emerald & Ruby Stars
Junior and Teen Leadership
The minimum age/grade requirement for a Junior Leader is 12 years old or 7th grade by December 31st of the program year. Teen Leaders must in 9th grade or 14 years old by December 31st of the program year. Only the age criterion applies for home schooled members. 4-H Leaders are encouraged to carefully select their Junior and Teen Leaders. Selections should be made on factors such as skills, knowledge and experience in the project area and should not be based family relationships. Junior Leaders should act as assistant leaders; they should help plan and run meetings and assist members in learning new skills. Teen Leaders should serve as the primary leader for their project group, with the assistance, guidance and supervision of their adult volunteer leader.
JR. Teen Leader Teen Leader ManualThis resource will help you and your project leader plan for a great year as a Junior or Teen Leader! Take a look!
Hi-Citizenship (Hi-C) is a county-wide project for 4-H members in 7th grade and up. The group completes a community service project, discusses important 4-H issues, plans fun events for the group, and gives members the opportunity to socialize with members from all over the county. Meetings are held the 2nd Tuesday of every other month (in conjunction with County Council meetings)
National 4-H Conference
Applications for the 2014 National 4-H Conference are now available. The National 4-H Conference is the Secretary of Agriculture's premier youth development opportunity to engage youth in developing recommendations for the 4-H Youth Development Program.
The National 4-H Conference is a working conference in which youth and adults develop recommendations to help guide 4-H Youth Development Programs nationally and in their communities. This event brings together youth, volunteer leaders, and state and county extension staff members from across the United States, the U.S. territories, and the Canadian provinces.
As the sponsor for this conference, the National 4-H Headquarters is charged with sharing the recommendations that emerge from the conference with the Secretary of Agriculture, national extension program leaders, and others who determine 4-H programs. At the same time, the National 4-H Headquarters ensures that the conference is a meaningful experience for youth and adult participants. More information can be found: http://4h.ucanr.edu/Programs/Conferences/N4-HC/
There are lots of leadership and citizenship opportunities in 4-H such as Citizenship Washington Focus & Leadership Washington Focus. For additional details click on the following link: http://www.4hcenter.org/youth-conference-center-overview/educational-programs/citizenship-washington-focus/
Emerald & Ruby Star Projects
Congratulations on beginning your Emerald or Ruby Star Project! Below are the required forms for both projects.
The purpose of the Emerald Star Program is to provide leadership opportunities to 4-H members who wish to share his/her skills and knowledge in any area of 4-H to help others.
Another purpose is to prepare 4-H members for All Star responsibilities should they wish to become a Fresno County All Star at a later date. (Completing an Emerald Star Project is a requirement for those 4-H members interested in applying to become an All Star. This becomes effective for the 2015-2016 4-H Club year).
Exciting updates pertaining to the Fresno County 4-H Emerald Star project. Click here for details! Please see evaluation forms, they are pre and post evaluations, therefore pre (pages 1 and 2) are due with initial application.
Emerald Star Information & Application Packet
Emerald Star Plan & Report
Emerald Star Recommendation & Evaluation Forms
These documents include an explanation of the Emerald Star program, a suggested time line and a check list of steps, as well as the application form. You will also need the Recommendation & Evaluation and the Plan & Report Form to complete your project.
Ruby Star Application
Ruby Star Plan and Report Form
Ruby Star Evaluation and Recommendation
These documents include an explanation of the Ruby Star program, a suggested time line and a check list of steps, as well as the application form. You will also need the Recommendation & Evaluation and the Plan & Report Form to complete your project.
Checklist for Emerald and Ruby Star Projects This checklist will help Emerald and Ruby Star Candidates track their project progress and serve as a reminder for each step in the process. This document is necessary for candidates as it includes information for required procedures.
Fresno County 4-H All Stars