Lyon County 4-H Ambassadors is an elite group of teen leaders who help serve and promote Lyon County 4-H.
Lyon County is looking for 4-H members who are interested in becoming county 4-H Ambassadors. The Ambassadors represent and promote the 4-H program throughout our community. Some of the programs and events Ambassadors have assisted with in the past include the Petting Zoo, Day Camp, Friends of 4-H Picnic, after School programming, and the county fair.
The Ambassador Program is a large time commitment for 4-H’ers and their families. Please take time to carefully consider the time commitment to the program and other requirements before applying. Through the Ambassador program, we hope to offer teenage youth important leadership opportunities by developing their communication and marketing skills. To apply, applicants must be currently in 9th grade but no older than 11th grade. If selected, an Ambassador serves a two-year term beginning at the Achievement Celebration of the year applying. We plan to continue the Junior Ambassador role, which allows 4-Hers who are currently in 8th grade apply. This is a one-year term.
Applications and reference forms also are available at the Extension Office. They are due no later than 5 p.m. on October 3, 2016.
Once applications are reviewed, qualified applicants will be invited for a professional interview on Wed., Oct. 12, with time slots beginning at 6:30 p.m. Interviews will be scheduled every 15 minutes during the evening until all invited applicants are interviewed.
Lyon County 4-H Ambassadors meet monthly at 6:00 p.m. on the first Monday of the month. Special meetings are also being planned for the first Wednesday of the month at 7:00 p.m. in the months of February, April, June and July to offer leadership, public speaking and program development opportunities. A training and orientation program is also mandatory and is scheduled in January. If you are interested in being an Ambassador, please be sure to commit to participating in these meetings.
For more information, contact the Extension Office, Shawna Moyer or Tracy Simmons, or a current Ambassador.