Leadership Lab

These paintings were created at the Bay/Coast Youth Summit and Northern Youth Summit in 2019 as part of a Leadership Lab session. Each youth chose a leadership skill they wanted to improve and then practiced it with their peers while completing a team challenge. Working in small teams with incomplete information and partial tools, they had to reconstruct and assemble this painting collaboratively.

Each Youth Summit includes a Leadership Lab session. These are designed to exercise teamwork, help youth pick a specific leadership skill to practice, and learn how they can practice their leadership skills after they return from the Youth Summit. The Leadership Lab creates a safe environment for failure, learning, and growth, and helps 4-H'ers learn how to keep practicing these skills on their own.