Skip to main content

Youth Leadership

All Youth Leadership Content

4-H member working on a robotics project

Youth Development

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

Tashina Red Hawk petting her horse.

Red Hawk First South Dakotan To Win National 4-H Youth in Action Award

October 04, 2021

Distinguished for her “drive to inspire her peers and give back to her Rosebud Sioux Tribe community through charitable veterinary work,” Red Hawk is the first South Dakota 4-H’er to win a Youth in Action award.

Teen girls and boy arm-in-arm talking with each other.

South Dakota 4-H Ambassador Program

Curious what it takes to become a South Dakota State 4-H Ambassador?

4-H members sitting in a meeting

South Dakota 4-H Club Officer Guide

Leadership is the ability to influence the thinking and actions of people. Good leadership helps others in the group to become the best they can be and it inspires everyone to want to “make the best better.” It requires willingness to tackle a new job and persistence to see it through.

Members of the Minnehaha County 4-H club group photo in front of a building. May 3, 1930 Sioux Falls, SD

South Dakota 4-H Club Management Guide - What is 4-H?

4-H clubs are one of the primary ways of involving 4-H members in the 4-H program. It acts as the hub of activity, creating interest and enthusiasm for involvement in 4-H activities, and events outside the local club.

many hands raised in the air with sky background and the word volunteer

Civil Rights Voluntary Demographic Information

SDSU Extension asks that you voluntarily respond to the questions on this form. The information is requested only to make sure we are presenting our programs to a wide range of participants.

many hands raised in the air with sky background and the word volunteer

Civil Rights Training for Clubs, Volunteers, & Other Organizations

Volunteers and clubs are a valuable asset to SDSU Extension and by association are considered an arm of Extension. Any organization associated with SDSU Extension must conduct business with the same standards and attitudes as that of SDSU Extension.