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Career Exploration

SDSU Extension 4-H has created the Career Conversations: Exploring My Future in the 605 and Operation Occupation: Unlock Your Potential, which are virtual career exploration courses that are self-guided and free of charge for teachers and youth.

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2022-23 State 4-H Ambassador Team

Get to know your 2022-23 State 4-H Ambassador team!

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Become a State 4-H Ambassador

Curious about what it takes to become a South Dakota State 4-H Ambassador? View the position descriptions, term timeline, and application process.

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State 4-H Ambassador Program

The State 4-H Ambassador Program strives to develop the minds of young people by increasing and promoting leadership activities through 4-H.

2022 4-H Teen Leadership Conference delegates.
Jun 05

Teen Leadership Conference

Join us on June 5-9 for the 2023 4-H Teen Leadership Conference where we explore leadership "Through the Decades." Teen Leadership Conference is open to any teen, ages 13-18, with an interest in developing their leadership, life, workforce, and social skills.

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4-H Bounty

4-H Bounty is a monthly club guide that focuses on leadership activities, community service, youth-in-action and specific project areas, as well as prepares youth and their families for county and state events.

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4-H Civocacy Guide

Guidebook for being a civic advocate and engaging with elected officials.

2022 4-H Teen Leadership Conference delegates.

South Dakota 4-H Youth Attend Annual Teen Leadership Conference

September 30, 2022

The South Dakota 4-H Teen Leadership Conference was held on the SDSU campus June 6-10, 2022. Attendees were given the opportunity to develop essential skills to become young community leaders.

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Youth Development

SDSU Extension's youth development programs help prepare youth to meet the challenges of adolescence and adulthood.

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Conference and Teens

Leadership development has long been a focus (and result) of the 4-H experience. SDSU Extension's 4-H program recognizes the tremendous individual and public value that results when our empowered members develop essential leadership skills.