The Leadership in Action program is designed to recognize the work of Junior (7th – 8th grade) and Senior (9th – 12th grade) 4-H’ers as leaders in their communities. 4-H’ers will identify an issue or need in the community or an issue related to agriculture or the environment. Once a need has been selected, the 4-H’er will brainstorm ways to make a positive difference and then put their plan in action. The process focuses on leadership and civic engagement by the 4-H’er.


Program & Contest Overview

The 4-H Leadership in Action program recognizes the work of 4-H’ers as leaders in their communities. Applicants have identified issues or needs in their community and have developed and implemented ways to make a difference.  Applicants can receive recognition at the county, district, and even state levels.

For Senior 4-H’ers who opt to participate in the competitive interview process, they will take part in a District Leadership in Action Interview Contest with fellow applicants from their district.  The two Senior 4-H’ers from each district who place highest in their district’s contest will be invited to attend State 4-H Congress in the summer.  At Congress, they will compete in our State Leadership in Action Interview Contest. We will recognize our eight state finalists during the Tuesday evening Leadership Banquet and then announce the two state winners. The two state winners will receive Master 4-H status, be honored during 4-H Day at the Capitol, and have the option of either representing Georgia at the National 4-H Conference in Chevy Chase, MD, or receiving a $500 scholarship.  Please contact your local county Extension office to learn more. 




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