Being a part of the County Ambassador Program is the highest rank that a 4-H member can achieve at the county level. The goal of the Nevada County 4-H County Ambassador Program is to recognize the achievements of youth and to offer additional resources and significant opportunities for leadership roles.
Applications are now open for the 2018-2019 Nevada County 4-H County Ambassadors Program. Applications must be completed online and accepted through the end of the business day on April 9, 2018.
- Serve as an active participant, providing a link between 4-H members, clubs, and council.
- Represent 4-H at various levels, not only within their club, but at county, sectional, and state.
- Attend state leadership conference.
- Be prepared to install officers, and be integral part of county officer’s training event.
- Complete all pre and post work to allow for hosting Nevada County Achievement Event.
- Be willing and able to assist at county presentation day, and other county events as needed.
- Serve as a positive role model; be receptive to new ideas and challenges and promote 4-H, setting a good example for younger members.
- Represent 4-H to outside organizations when called upon.
- View the County Ambassador rank, not as an award, but as a new responsibility and learning experience.
- Applicant must be between 14 – 18 years old, by appointment date (April, 2018) and meet the 4-H membership requirements for the length of the term of service, (April, 2018 - September 01, 2019)
- Applicant must have completed at least one year of membership in 4-H prior to the year of application. Membership does not have to be the most recent consecutive year.
- Applicant must have demonstrated leadership experience and skills. To ensure that the position of County Ambassador is open to 4-H members in all program delivery modes (community club, after-school club, SPIN club, summer camp, 4-H teen teachers, etc.), a member must document the following:
Achievement of a Gold Star Rank as evidenced by the signed and dated Star Rank Chart or other written documentation that verifies you have achieved this rank.
OR all of the following:
- Mastery of a project as demonstrated by at least 6 hours of instruction, documented by a statement of skills.
- 40 hours of significant leadership roles, either inside or outside of 4-H (this can be club leadership, school leadership, outside organizations or other).
- 30 hours of citizenship and/or community service, either inside or outside of 4-H.
- 10 public speaking engagements, at least 2 of which must have been given at a 4-H event (this means a prepared or spontaneous talk/speech and can be at club, countywide, school or other).
- Demonstrate involvement in 4-H as evidenced by activities in the areas of: project skill activities, 4-H events attended, and honors/recognition. Definitions for these three categories can be found HERE, on pages 10-16. Completing a Personal Development Report in the 4-H Record Book is not an application requirement for County Ambassador.