Youth Leaders

Current Officers (2017-2018)

  • President – Nicole Polacek
  • Vice President – Zoe Peterson
  • Secretary – Devynn DeLeasky
  • Treasurer – Emma Peterson

The 4-H Youth Leaders organization welcomes all 4-H members to become involved in their group if they are ages 12 and over. Youth may get involved any time of the year and to any level. The group meets the second Monday of the month at 7 p.m. at the UW-Extension Conference Rooms in the Normal Building, Phillips.

Annual planning of community service, recreational activities and educational opportunities is done in the fall. Youth leaders are active in planning and arranging activities for their own group with advisement from volunteers and the 4-H Agent.

Older 4-H members have a large portion of cost of activities underwritten by funds the group has raised. The primary fundraiser is the 4-H Youth Leaders Dairy Bar operation at the Price County Fair. All older youth are urged to contribute time to this effort. Younger brothers and sisters can sign up to help as well.

If a club has no one actively involved in 4-H Youth Leaders they may designate a contact person who would receive mailings from the organization. For meeting highlights and notices of trips and activities youth should read the Cloverbud newsletter.

Youth Leaders may earn leadership points in the organization or be credited for leadership at the club level. A special award trip is taken by youth biannually based on accumulation of these points. Outstanding youth leaders are named annually at 4-H Achievement Day based on points accumulated in a given year.

4-H Youth Leader activities have included:

  • Valley Fair Trip
  • Noah’s Ark Trip
  • Petting Zoo at Dairy Breakfast
  • Downhill Ski Trip
  • 4-H Promotions
  • Hosting Summer Library Program, Day Camp and more!

Point Based Trips:

  • Boundary Waters Canoe Trip
  • Whitewater Rafting
  • Hot Air Ballooning

Those who qualify determine what the trip will be.