Applications are now available for the Wisconsin 4-H Leadership Council

Are you a Youth who is interested in being a leader on a state level? Or an Adult volunteer who wants to make a difference through out the state?

Applications for the Wisconsin 4-H Leadership Council are now available on the WLC website. They are due September 30, 2017.

The Wisconsin 4-H Leadership Council (WLC) provides a statewide forum for youth and adult volunteer leaders to discuss ideas and provide input to enhance UW-Extension 4-H Youth Development programs at the state, county and local levels. WLC members:

  • Serve as leaders and role models for 4-H youth and adults
  • Advocate for Wisconsin 4-H
  • Provide input for enhancing the 4-H program
  • Provide educational opportunities to 4-H members and leaders
  • Connect the county, regional and state levels of Wisconsin 4-H, as well as the Wisconsin 4-H Foundation

Elected at the annual Fall Forum, the WLC helps to plan that annual event, along with the State Youth Leader Conference and UW-Extension Day and Meat Products Auction at Wisconsin State Fair.

Wisconsin 4-H Leadership Council Eligibility:
Youth:
1. 4-H youth member in good standing and in 9th through 11th grade at time of election
2. Support from your county 4-H Youth Development Agent/Educator to serve on a statewide council
3. Experience working with youth in leadership roles
4. Willingness to serve on committees and work with adult volunteers
5. Agree to abide by Youth Behavior Expectations
Adults:
1. Enrolled, certified 4-H volunteer leader
2. Support from your county 4-H Youth Development Agent/Educator to serve on a statewide council
3. Experience working with youth in leadership roles
4. Willingness to serve on committees and work with youth leaders
5. Agree to abide by Volunteer Behavior Expectations

Wisconsin 4-H Leadership Council Meetings

Council members are expected to attend and participate in:

  1. Fall Forum – November 3-5, 2017
  2. Winter Retreat-January 2018
  3. Spring Planning Meeting-Spring 2018
  4. Wisconsin 4-H & Youth Conference-June 23-28, 2018 (depending on responsibilities,
    only some adults will attend the whole conference, all youth will attend the entire conference and pre-conference prep; we may schedule a business meeting for the Council on June 23 or 24)
  5. Fall Forum-Nov 2018

Council members also participate in other statewide events, including but not limited to the Governor’s Meat Products Auction at the Wisconsin State Fair, the Wisconsin Farm Bureau Annual Meeting, and other Wisconsin 4-H Foundation fundraisers and events

All information regarding application can be found at the WLC Website.