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State Ambassador

What is a State Ambassador?

4-H State Ambassadors are youth who have excelled in the areas of leadership and community service.  They are selected to serve the 4-H Youth Development Program in roles that promote leadership through education and service.  The 4-H State Ambassador position is one of the highest service opportunities and recognition attainable in the University of California 4-H Youth Development Program.

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What is the main role of a State Ambassador?

California 4-H State Ambassadors choose a platform each year to support and represent 4-H.  They advocate for the program through events such as Giving Tuesday.  State Ambassadors are also responsible for planning State Leadership Conference and California Focus.  They also develop and present various workshops and sessions at conferences and events as requested.

What are the requirements to become a State Ambassador?

4-H State Ambassador candidates must have completed at least one year as a California 4-H member.  4-H State Ambassador candidates must be at least 16 years old on May 1 and no older than 18 years old as of December 31.

  • Participated in and led a variety of youth development activities, including but not limited to those of the University of California 4-H YDP.
  • Demonstrated commitment to citizenship and civic engagement.
  • Ability to set goals, develop strategies to achieve those goals, and the ability to shift gears in the face of obstacles.
  • Experience in program planning and delivery.
  • Demonstrated ability to work as a team member and the ability to work independently to complete tasks.
  • Knowledge of the entire University of California 4-H YDP.
  • Competence to professionally represent the University of California 4-H YDP in many capacities.
  • Understand and experience youth-adult partnerships.Willingness to devote substantial time and travel to the California 4-H State Ambassador Program. (Can exceed 50 hours per month)                  

2022-2023 State Ambassadors