- Author: Matthew Rodriguez
Recently I [Matt] had a chance to interview 4-H youth member Kamden who is also this year's 4-H club president for Placer Hills in Placer County. The following are Kamden's responses to my questions.
[Matt] What is your current role in the 4-H program? Describe your involvement and any leadership responsibilities you have.
[Kamden] I am currently the President of the Placer Hills 4-H club. My responsibilities include planning and running community meetings, setting and cleaning up before and after meetings, and simply educating younger 4-H'ers.
About Kamden's Spark
[Matt] What is your “spark”?
[Kamden] My spark is probably music and more specifically singing. I have always loved to sing since before I could even speak I would hum. I have been in many different choir programs throughout my life and am currently a part of the National Gold-winning Colfax Chamber Choir. Singing is a form of art and I love being able to share that beauty with the world.
Kamden's 4-H Accomplishments
[Matt] As a 4-H'er, what are some of your proudest accomplishments?
[Kamden] One of my proudest accomplishments is becoming president of my club. I have worked hard in 4-H for seven years and have been in a leadership position since I first joined. I am proud to now be leading the Placer Hills 4-H club.
Looking to the Future
[Matt] Where do you see yourself in the next three years?
[Kamden] In three years, I plan to be attending College at either UC Santa Cruz or San Francisco State, majoring in Library Science and Minoring in Phycology.
Advice for 4-H Members
[Matt] What advice would you give other 4-H youth members?
[Kamden] I think one of the most important things to remember is that you don't have to go all out. You don't have to win every showmanship competition or raise the best animal. Do whatever you feel comfortable with but also strive to leave your comfort zone from time to time. Try new things. 4-H has a ton to offer even if it's not from your 4-H club. Other clubs will have cool projects that you can join. Simply try your best even if it's less than someone else.
Impact of 4-H Volunteers on Kamden's Life
[Matt] What impact have 4-H volunteers made in your life?
[Kamden] In my first couple years of 4-H, I always appreciated the help from older 4-H members. Without them, I would not know all the things I know now and may not even have become president without those people to look up to.
About the 4-H Program
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