Leadership Opportunities 


4-H Youth Leadership Opportunities

How Arkansas 4-H Is Developing Tomorrow's Leaders

Arkansas 4-H is committed to fostering youth development and growing future leaders. Through club, county, and even state participation, youth develop and exercise leadership skills, gain a greater awareness of their civic responsibilities, participate in service projects, and be represented on community decision bodies. Youth learn to be engaged, well-informed citizens who are active in their local and global communities. 

Through leadership development programs, Arkansas 4-H fosters important life skills, including: The 7 state officers in green suit jackets, walking away from the camera, linked arms.

  • Leadership
  • Civic Engagement
  • Communication 
  • Public Speaking
  • Concern for others
  • Contribution to a group

State Level Leadership Programs

The Arkansas 4-H Video Crew is a trained group of 4-H members who learn valuable production skills as they work behind the scenes of 4-H events, general sessions, and award ceremonies.

Learn more about the Arkansas 4-H Video Crew.

There are several opportunities for youth to take leadership roles within the camp setting available for teens and college students. The programs are Leaders In Training - Basic, Leaders In Training - Advanced, Camp Counselors, and Camp Interns. 

Learn more about the Camp Leadership opportunities.

The Arkansas 4-H Teen Star Program is a recognition program for outstanding achievement in the areas of 4-H projects and activities, leadership, and community service. The Teen Star program is a gateway to higher levels of leadership within Arkansas 4-H.  

Learn more about the Arkansas 4-H Teen Star Recognition. 

Arkansas 4-H Ambassadors assist with 4-H promotion at the county and state level, pushing the Arkansas 4-H program at every opportunity. Ambassadors assist with statewide programs such as the Teen Leader Conference, serve as banquet planners, workshop speakers, and represent 4-H at various activities such as fairs, donor events, awards programs, and community and state organizations' annual meetings. 

Learn more about the Arkansas 4-H Ambassador Program. 

The title of Arkansas 4-H State Officer is the top position within this youth development organization; State Officers represent Arkansas 4-H at the club, county, district, state, and national level. Arkansas 4-H youth vote in seven of their peers each summer to represent Arkansas 4-H for the year. The officers are inducted each year at the annual Arkansas 4-H State O-Rama. The seven positions include President, Vice President, Delta District Vice President, Ouachita District Vice President, Ozark District Vice President, Secretary, and Reporter. 

Learn more about the Arkansas 4-H State Officer Team.

The purpose of a collegiate 4-H program is service, leadership development, and professional development. Collegiate 4-H activities can range from working directly with local, county, or state 4-H groups to serving volunteer leaders for projects, educational workshops, contests, judging competitions, or assisting with service projects.

Learn more about Collegiate Arkansas 4-H.

Arkansas 4-H is proud to have summer interns for twelve weeks during the summer, May - August. These interns receive real world office experience through office organization, event planning, running contests, and so much more. 

Learn more about the Arkansas 4-H Intern Program. 

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