4-H Trips, Awards, Ambassadors & More

  • Older Youth Experiences: Leadership Roles, Trips and Conferences, and Awards

    A variety of opportunities exist for Langlade County 4-H older youth — participating in leadership roles, attending conferences and trips, and applying for awards.

    Application Essentials – A handbook to assist youth with completing a cover letter and resume. Click to view handbook: Application Essentials Handbook – 2021

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    County Wide Leadership Roles

      • Langlade County 4-H Ambassador

    State Leadership Roles

      • State Art Groups
      • Wisconsin 4-H Leadership Council

    Trips and Conferences

      • U.S. Space Camp
      • Wisconsin 4-H and Youth Conference
      • American Spirit East
      • Citizenship Washington Focus (CWF)
      • Leadership Washington Focus (LWF)
      • National 4-H Congress
      • National 4-H Conference Consideration at State Level
      • National 4-H Dairy Conference Consideration at State Level

    Awards

      • Key Award

    Funding these Opportunities:

    The Older Youth Opportunities resumé packet will be available soon!

    The Langlade County 4-H Leaders’ Association, Inc. provides scholarships for many of these opportunities.  Scholarships are usually 70% of the cost for the opportunity that the youth applies for.  Youth may apply for a scholarship through the Older Youth Opportunities resumé process.  Completed applications are due October 15, 2021.

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    County Wide Leadership Roles

    Langlade County 4-H Ambassador

    Open to:  Grades 7 and above
    When:  All Year Long

    Being a Langlade County 4-H Ambassador is both an honor and a privilege. 4-H Ambassadors are not only the face of Lincoln County 4-H but they are leaders. Ambassadors will have the opportunity to help 4-H in many ways. Ambassadors can customize their volunteer leadership experience around what they really feel passionate about! Some of the options are: emcee Talent Explosion or Communications Contest; create 4-H activities; promote 4-H at Community events and parades, and of course, represent 4-H at the Lincoln County Fair. Ambassadors share their 4-H story with others and promote 4-H to youth throughout the county.

    How to apply:  Apply through the Older Youth Opportunities resumé process.  Completed applications are due October 15, 2021.

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    State Wide Leadership Roles

    State Art Groups

    Open to:  Grades 9 12
    When:  Various events throughout the year

    Three State 4-H Arts Groups are formed every year to give 4-H youth the opportunity to develop their artistic and leadership skills. They then have the opportunity for real-world applications of these skills at the 4-H and Youth Conference and the Wisconsin State Fair.  There are three different art groups, focusing on different art mediums:

        • 4-H Drama Company creates a stage performance involving acting, song and dance in the five days leading up to 4-H and Youth Conference. Show content is a collaborative effort between company members and their director. Each Drama Company member contributes ideas for the show and works with the group to problem solve issues on the set and in the script. Drama Company takes their show on to the Wisconsin State Fair where they perform for fair goers from across the state.
        • 4-H Art Team creates artwork around the theme of the Wisconsin 4-H and Youth Conference as well as designing and organizing the WI 4-H and Youth Conference art exhibit, reception and guided exhibit tours. The team members also teach seminars and train to be peer leaders for county and regional events including the Wisconsin State Fair. The 4-H Art Team is led by a professional artist who teaches team members artistic techniques using a variety of mediums.
        • 4-H Communications Team tells the Wisconsin 4-H story using multiple forms of communication, including:  photo, video, social media, blogging and writing about club, county and state 4-H events. Team members develop a mixed-media presentation for delegates attending the Wisconsin 4-H & Youth Conference, as well as taking photos and videos of performances. They create promotional video clips for 4-H & Youth Conference and write articles about 4-H events. Communications Team members learn an abundance of problem solving, writing, photography and leadership skills as members of their team.

    How to apply:  For more information, including cost and specific application requirements for each group, visit the website.  Application deadline is usually in December.

    Wisconsin 4-H Leadership Council

    Open to:  Grades 9 – 11 (at time of election)
    When: Various events throughout the year

    The Wisconsin 4-H Leadership Council (WLC) provides a statewide forum for youth and adult volunteer leaders to discuss ideas and provide input to enhance UW-Extension 4-H Youth Development programs at the state, county and local levels. WLC members:

          • Serve as leaders and role models for 4-H youth and adults
          • Advocate for Wisconsin 4-H
          • Provide input for enhancing the 4-H program
          • Provide educational opportunities to 4-H members and leaders
          • Connect the county, regional and state levels of Wisconsin 4-H, as well as the Wisconsin 4-H Foundation

    Elected at the annual Fall Forum, the WLC helps to plan that annual event, along with the State Youth Leader Conference and UW-Extension Day and Meat Products Auction at Wisconsin State Fair.

    How to apply:  For more information, including costs, application requirements, and election process, visit the website. Application deadline is usually the end of September.

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    Trips and Conferences

    UPDATE:  Not an opportunity in 2021!

    Open to:  Current 4-H member (maximum age if 15 at the time of the program)
    When (Tentative only):  April 2021
    Where:  Huntsville, Alabama.

    Delegates participate in hands-on mock space missions and other STEM activities in this NASA program while exchanging ideas with youth from across Wisconsin.

    Cost:  Approximate total cost of $650.
    Scholarship available!  Approximate cost, with scholarship, is $195.  Apply through the Older Youth Opportunities resumé process.  Completed applications are due October 15, 2021.

    Registration: Registration usually opens in November, please monitor the website for exact details and deadlines.

    Open to:  Current 4-H member, grades 7 – 10
    When (Tentative only):  End of June 2021
    Where:  Madison, WI

    Approximately 600 youth attend this pre-college program in Madison each summer.  Participants take part in educational seminars and assemblies and meet people from across Wisconsin.  They are encouraged to take what they learn and share it with others in their home community.

    Cost:  Approximate total cost of $300 plus some seminar costs.
    Scholarship available!  Approximate cost, with scholarship, is $100.  Apply through the Older Youth Opportunities resumé process.  Completed applications are due October 15, 2021.

    Registration: Registration usually takes place in April, please monitor the website for exact details and deadlines.

    Open to:  Current 4-H member, grades 8-10
    When (Tentative only): 2-3 Options in June & July 2021
    Where:  East Coast.

    Approximately 132 youth learn about America’s heritage and build awareness of the many steps taken to gain U.S. independence and freedom by visiting historical sites in Philadelphia, New York, Boston.

    Cost:  Approximate total cost of $1400.
    Scholarship available!  Approximate cost, with scholarship, is $450.  Apply through the Older Youth Opportunities resumé process.  Completed applications are due October 15, 2021.

    Registration: Registration usually opens in November, please monitor the website for exact details and deadlines.

    Open to:  Current 4-H member, grades 10 – 12 (minimum age 15 during the trip)
    When (Tentative only):  June or July 2021
    Where:  Washington, D.C.

    Approximately 120 Wisconsin 4-H youth are selected to attend this leadership program held at the National 4-H Center in Washington, D. C.  Participants learn the importance of civic and social responsibilities as they relate to the development of better citizens and leaders.  The week consists of participatory workshops, speakers, committee work, field trips and social events.

    Cost:  Approximate total cost of $1500.
    Scholarship available!  Approximate cost, with scholarship, is $450.  Apply through the Older Youth Opportunities resumé process.  Completed applications are due October 15, 2021.

    Registration: Registration usually opens in November, please monitor the website for exact details and deadlines.

    Open to: Current 4-H member, grades 6-8 (entering grades 7 through 9 at the time of the trip)
    When (Tentative only):  July 2021
    Where:  Washington, D.C.

    Leadership Washington Focus (LWF) is a 4-H leadership program that takes place at the National 4-H Youth Conference Center. Delegates will build confidence in their ability to motivate and direct others in meaningful action, practice effective communication with others through group discussion and public speaking, work with others to create and accomplish goals, develop an understanding of their own personal leadership style, exchange ideas, practice respect, and form friendships with other 4-H’ers from across the nation and experience hands-on learning using the historical backdrop of Washington, D.C.

    Cost:  Approximate total cost of $1100.
    Pending Scholarship Approval from Langlade County Leaders Association!  Approximate cost, with scholarship, is $330.  Apply through the Older Youth Opportunities resumé process.  Completed applications are due October 15, 2021.

    Registration: Please monitor the website for exact details and deadlines.

    Open to:  Current 4-H member, grades 10 – 12 (maximum age 18 on January 1 of the year of travel)
    When (Tentative only):  Thanksgiving weekend 2021
    Where:  Atlanta, Georgia.

    National 4-H Congress is 4-H’s flagship event. For over 90 years, youth from the United States and its territories have participated in this youth leadership development conference. Congress provides youth with a quality educational and cross-cultural experience. Delegates learn about the needs and issues of youth while developing into capable, competent, and caring citizens.  Delegates participate in self-development seminars, tours and do community service while exchanging ideas with youth from across the country.

    Cost:  Approximate total cost of $1500.
    Scholarship available!  Approximate cost, with scholarship, is $450.  Apply through the Older Youth Opportunities resumé process.  Completed applications are due October 1st, 2021.

    Registration: Registration usually opens in June, please monitor the website for exact details and deadlines.

    Open to:  Current 4-H member, grades 10 – 12 (Maximum age of 18  on January 1 of the year of travel)
    When (Tentative only):  Early April 2021
    Where:  Washington, D.C.

    Lincoln County may nominate one youth per year to receive an application to compete to be one of six (6) to eight (8) Wisconsin youth selected to attend this working civic conference held at the National 4-H Center in Washington, D.C.  Each delegate selects an issue and collaborates with youth from across the country in an effort to help better direct future 4-H programming.  Delegates spend the majority of time contributing to stimulating, task-oriented groups.  One day is spent on Capitol Hill meeting with Wisconsin legislators.

    Cost:  Approximate total cost of $1200.
    Scholarship available!  Approximate cost, with scholarship, is $360.  Apply through the Older Youth Opportunities resumé process.  Completed applications are due October 15, 2021.

    Applications: Once selected for consideration, applications are usually due, complete with signatures, are due to the State 4-H Office in December.  Please monitor the website for exact details and deadlines.

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    Awards

    • Lincoln County 4-H Leaders Assoication, Inc., Higher Education Scholarships

    Open to:  Current 4-H member who is graduating from high school or is attending a college/university.

    The Langlade County 4-H Leaders Association, Inc., awards multiple $300 scholarships  to qualified applicants.  This award must be used for programs of study at any accredited college, university, or technical college.  The recipient will be paid the $300 award by the Langlade County 4-H Leaders Association, Inc. when the Association has received written notification that the recipient has completed one grading period of study and is registered for the second period of study.

    How to apply:  Apply through the Scholarship Application Google Form in the spring of the current year.  Completed application is due May 1st if current year.

    • Key Award

    Open to: Current 4-H member, grade 9 and above, who has 3 years of 4-H experience and one year as a youth leader

    The Key Award is one of the highest recognition a 4-H member can receive.  The Wisconsin 4-H Key Award is to provide special recognition to 4-H members who have demonstrated consistent growth in their 4-H involvement, developed and applied their leadership ability, and actively participated in club and community.  The awards are presented at the following year’s annual 4-H recognition banquet usually held in October.

    How to apply:  Apply through the Older Youth Opportunities resumé process.  Completed applications are due October 15, 2021.

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    Questions? Contact the Extension Office 4-H Educator at 715-627-6236 for more information.

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