If you have an interested in science, nutritious cuisine, healthy lifestyles, weather, the environment, and more, you should consider the Georgia 4-H Ambassador Program. 4-H Ambassadors select  from the issues offered, participate in a dynamic and intensive training weekend, plan individual activities to share their knowledge, and 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) and Healthy Living. 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)
(706) 484-2894
melmel@uga.edu

Cheryl Varnadoe (Healthy Living Ambassador Program)
(706) 542-9237
cv4h@uga.edu

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Healthy Living Ambassadors

This Georgia 4-H Ambassador track will feature healthy nutrition and physically active lifestyles, along with strategies for team building and working with youth. Making healthy snacks, preparing healthy meals, learning about community gardens, participating in fun exercises and games, and riding the smoothie bike will be some of the activities involved in training. Youth selected as ambassadors will receive $100 towards the cost of the full week of senior camp (in the form of a refund). If youth selected wish to come to training and not participate in the full week of camp, then the cost of the training will be covered entirely.

To qualify, you must meet the criteria listed below:

  • Completed grades 9, 10, or 11 during this current school year (2017-18) OR participated as a delegate to the National Youth Summit on Healthy Living in February of 2018
  • Be involved in a county that has a Healthy Living grant currently with Georgia 4-H or will be applying for a Healthy Habits grant with their county or as an individual mini-grant (if county is not interested in applying) for the coming year 2018-19