Opportunity for Teens

4-H Teen Ambassadors

The 4-H Teen Ambassadors Program gives enrolled youth ages 13-18 the opportunity to share their experiences with 4-H and non-4-H audiences in an effort to promote 4-H in Saratoga County

Depending on county needs, Teen Ambassadors may be called on to give presentations, work at local events or lead educational programs. In Saratoga County, the Teen Ambassadors meet monthly to plan and implement activities or actions on behalf of the 4-H Program.

The 4-H Teen Ambassador program allows teens to:

  • Become active partners in marketing and promotion of their organization.
  • Represent the 'voice' of 4-H.
  • Share their 4-H experiences.
  • Provide visibility as to the value of the 4-H youth development program.
  • Be a role model for 4-H.
  • Recruit other youth and adults to join 4-H as members or leaders.

To find out more about Teen Ambassadors contact the 4-H office at 885-8995.

What is Saratoga County 4-H Teen Council?

Teen Council is a countywide group specifically for teen members. Its purpose is to help teen 4-H’ers develop leadership skills, while helping to build a strong, county 4-H program that benefits all members and volunteers. Teen Council members meet monthly to plan and implement 4-H educational programs, as well as community service, fund raisers and social activities. Each year Teen Council manages and staffs the 4-H Snack Bar at the Saratoga County Fair.Money raised from this fundraiser helps to support educational opportunities for all youth leaders in Saratoga County 4-H.

Membership:

Any enrolled 4-H member ages 13-18, is eligible to join Teen Council. New members can join at any time during the year, but are encouraged to join in October, when the new 4-H year begins.

Meetings:

Meetings are held monthly generally on the 2nd Saturday of the month at the 4-H Training Center, on Middleline Road and Ballston Spa

Officers:

Youth members also have the opportunity to develop their leadership skills further by holding officer positions. They include President, Vice President, Treasurer, Secretary, News Reporter, and Activity Coordinator.

New members are always welcome!

Contact

Greg Stevens
Extension Program Leader, 4-H & Family and Consumer Sciences
grs9@cornell.edu
518-885-8995

Last updated November 8, 2016