you’re a high school 4-H’er or an adult interested in such topics as science, nutritious cuisine, financial independence, healthy lifestyles, weather, the environment, and more, then you should consider the Georgia 4-H Ambassador Program! As a Georgia 4-H Ambassador, you’ll join a team of dedicated 4-H’ers and adults that will receive training related to specific issues. You’ll then plan and share with others in the community, state, or even nation the expertise you develop.
Simply put, 4-H Ambassadors select from the issues offered, participate in a dynamic and intensive training weekend, plan individual activities to share their knowledge, and then represent Georgia 4-H as ambassadors in the field.
The Georgia 4-H Ambassador Program has a rich history of success and impact. The inaugural program launched in 2005 and featured more than 30 youth working in their communities to make the best better! Today, 4-H Ambassadors are making a one-year commitment to the program, which includes attending the training weekend, engaging in self-directed learning, developing individualized plans for sharing their knowledge, and reporting ambassador activities on a quarterly basis.
Ambassador tracks offered in 2017 were: STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, & Mathematics), Healthy Living, and Financial Freedom Fighters. 4-H'ers may serve as ambassadors in one area per year and may be eligible to return as an ambassador in the same issue or in a different issue in following years.
If interested or to find out more information, contact your local county Extension Office or one of the following 4-H staff members:
Melanie Biersmith (STEM Ambassador Program)
Melinda Miller (Financial Freedom Fighters Ambassador Program)
Cheryl Varnadoe (Healthy Living Ambassador Program)