Nevada County 4-H Youth Development Program
Nevada County 4-H Youth Development Program
Nevada County 4-H Youth Development Program
University of California
Nevada County 4-H Youth Development Program

Jr/Teen Leaders

The 4-H junior and teen leadership experience is designed to provide members
with the opportunity to learn about the qualities and competencies needed to be
a leader.  Junior leaders provide assistance, while teen leaders assume more
challenging leadership roles.  Junior and teen leaders may assist with specific
projects or with more general 4-H activities and events.  A 4-H member may be a junior or teen leader for one or more projects during the year.

Responsibilities

The primary duties of a junior or teen leader are (varies by age, experience,
and other factors):

  1. Work collaboratively with the adult leader to set goals, develop lesson
    plans, teach skills, and evaluate activities.
  2. Coordinate logistical details such as meeting times, locations, materials,
    supplies, and expenses with the adult leader.
  3. Communicate with the adult leader and members about group expectations,
    responsibilities and expected outcomes.

At the beginning of the year, the 4-H member and the adult leader should meet
to discuss the project and define each of their roles.  The 4-H member should
complete pages 1 and 2 of the 4-H Junior and Teen Leadership
Development Report.  At the end of the year, the 4-H member
must complete pages 3 and 4 of the form and include the entire form in his/her
record book to receive credit. 

Requirements:

Junior leaders (intermediate members): To become a junior leader, youth must
be in grades 6-8, or if home-schooled, must be at least 11 and no more than 13
years old as of December 31 of the program year.

Teen leaders (senior members): To become a teen leader, youth must be in the
ninth grade or above, or if home-schooled, must be at least 14 years old as of
December 31 of the program year.

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