Leadership development has long been a focus (and result) of the 4-H experience. Traditionally this has involved youth serving as officers at the club level and then migrating to greater levels of service in the county or state. As society changes, 4-H leadership continues to evolve. Rather than merely holding a position, tomorrow’s young leaders will be called upon to showcase creative problem solving, mobilizing, and servanthood aptitudes. Further, the era of waiting to lead is over, with more and more youth using their leadership skills today to strengthen the common good. SDSU Extension's 4-H program recognizes the tremendous individual and public value that results when our empowered members develop these essential leadership skills.
To learn more about the advanced leadership opportunities available to 4-H members, explore the state 4-H conference and teen opportunity schedule below.
SDSU Extension's South Dakota 4-H program will host the 2022 Teen Leadership Conference, June 6-10 at South Dakota State University in Brookings.