4-H Teen Stars

Arkansas 4-H Teen Star Program

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. The Teen Stars become eligible for Ambassador, who then become eligible for State Officership. Teen Stars who are graduating high school seniors are able to apply for the $1,000 Zack O. and Jennie D. Jennings scholarship, which is awarded at the Arkansas 4-H State O-Rama each July. 

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Applicants for the Arkansas 4-H Teen Star Recognition must be age 14. Applications for Arkansas 4-H Teen Star are due on March 15th each year, or  the first business day after. 

2022 Teen Star Recognition applications are NOW CLOSED.

Teen Star Application

Teen Star Leadership Education Program - NEW for 2022!

This year, the newest class of Teen Stars will have the option to participate in a leadership education program provided by the Arkansas 4-H State Office and Hot Spring County Extension Agent, Rachel Bearden. This program will set up the Teen Star participants for success in their 4-H leadership journey. The program will meet four times throughout the year (in-person and virtual) with the goal of conquering the following: 

  • Orientation and program goals
  • Teambuilding and communication skills
  • Mentorship and Leadership positions
  • Facilitation skills and future planning. 

There will be a small committment fee associated with the program but all other costs will be covered. If you have questions about the new Teen Star Leadership Education Program, contact  your local County Extension office  today! 

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