For 4-H members ages 15–21
Leadership, communication, teamwork, and mentorship are all key pieces to youth leadership in 4-H. Youth Leaders are senior 4-H members who take on additional responsibilities within a club project. Youth Directors work on Association initiatives in an Association Board of Directors to learn new skills and practice leadership with the guidance of a 4-H volunteer.
Club Youth Leaders must be 15-21 years of age and actively engaged in the project for which they are a youth leader. Youth Directors are required to be active 4-H members between the ages of 18–21.
An updated Club Youth Leader project book as well as an Association Youth Director project book will be available to Youth Leaders for you to use to complete those projects. Training will be required every two years for members completing a Youth Leader or Youth Director project.
Beginning in 2016 all youth leaders must attend a Youth Leader Webinar. These webinars are offered from February to July on the first and third Tuesday of each month from 7:00 p.m. to 8 p.m. From August to November the webinars will be offered on the first Tuesday of each month (same time frame). Additional webinars will be added as required.
Youth interested in participating in a webinar must contact their local VS Coordinator to register.
Please below for a listing of dates for upcoming Youth Leader Training Webinars:
|February 7, 2017
|February 21, 2017
|March 7, 2017
|March 21, 2017
|April 4, 2017
|April 18, 2017
|May 2, 2017
|June 6, 2017
|July 4, 2017
|August 1, 2017
|September 5, 2017
Beginning in 2017 re-engaging training can be completed by participating in. Provincial 4-H Leadership Camp or Future Leaders In Action or take a Youth Leader webinar module (new modules will be released in 2017).
First time Youth Directors must attend a New Volunteer Orientation session for initial training. This can be done in person or via webinar.
Re-engaging (returning) Youth Directors must attend and participate in their local Association Annual General Meeting or a Volunteer Symposium or an Association requested training.
For more information on Youth Leaders and Youth Director positions, contact programming@4-HOntario.ca or call 1-877-410-6748.