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4-H Communications Project

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Do you like to talk to your friends? Maybe you enjoy sharing your own thoughts and stories with photos and videos from your phone or computer? Do you enjoy a good book? If so, these are forms of communicating. The world is filled with so many opportunities and ways to communicate and it impacts all of us every day.

By participating in the 4-H communications project, you will explore the exciting world of communication, and learn more about yourself and others.

Ages and Stages of Youth Development

Beginners

Beginners learn the basic parts of a speech and create a speech with that format. Develop and present an illustrated talk. Practice communicating with gestures and add voice to a character. Write a thank you note.

Juniors

Juniors can create exciting and effective visual aids and practice using technology with presentations. Learn to write and present oral reasons. Practice electronic etiquette and learn to make good impressions.

Seniors

Seniors prepare a resume and prepare for an interview by practicing with a mentor. Present a persuasive speech. Be interviewed by a local radio station and speak about your 4-H experiences. Give constructive feedback to other speakers.

4-H Programming Priorities

Leadership

Give a presentation at a 4-H club meeting. Assist a younger 4-H member in preparing and practicing their presentation. Apply to be a county or state 4-H ambassador.

Health & Wellness

Communication gives youth the opportunity to be advocates in this area and can be used in 4-H clubs and communities to convey information about health and wellness.

Science

Youth can find interest in and research a topic related to science, technology, engineering, and math and discuss that with their 4-H club, school, and community.

Agriculture

A creative, educational idea involving interactive communication is leading a game of Ag-Vocacy topics at an event. Youth can also promote the agriculture industry.

Get Involved

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Youth Voice

  • Learn written, oral, and visual communication skills
  • Develop confidence through public speaking
  • Learn to organize and present information
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Community Service

  • Present a topic you are interested in to a community group
  • Volunteer to read a book to students
  • Help organize publicity for an event
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Career Connections

  • Journalism and communication
  • Speech communication
  • Drama and theatre
  • Agricultural education
  • Education and teaching

Exhibit Ideas

  • Write a short story or a collection of poems
  • Give an educational presentation, working exhibit, or public speech
  • Prepare an exhibit describing the steps of preparing a speech
  • Make a poster for the 4-H Poster Communication exhibit class