Youth Leadership

Club Officer Workshop

When: Monday, November 11th, 2019 from 5:30-7:30 p.m.
Where: La Crosse County Admin Building, 212 6th St. N Room 2208, La Crosse, WI 54601
Cost: Free
Who: Youth club officers (all positions)

Interested in knowing how to be a president, secretary, treasurer or another position for your club? Come learn the details of parliamentary procedure and have one on one breakout sessions for your specific club position. Pizza and soda will be provided! Please RSVP to the Extension La Crosse County office by Friday, November 8th at 608-785-9593 or by emailing LaCrosseCounty4H@lacrossecounty.org. This workshop is highly encouraged for all newly elected and returning youth officers!

Youth Leaders/Ambassador Program

Being a 4-H Ambassador is a great honor – selected youth get to represent La Crosse County 4-H at community and county events and activities. Ambassadors participate in a wide variety of duties throughout the year, such as:

  • Assisting at festivals by presenting awards, ushering, and emceeing
  • Working at the county fair
  • Talking with community groups about 4-H
  • Visiting clubs to promote upcoming events
  • Visiting schools to recruit members
  • Participating in parades
  • Completing TV and/or Radio spots

The next Ambassador term will begin in October and go through the end of August. Very few formal meetings are held as time is put in on event days. If you have additional questions about being an Ambassador, please contact the UW-Extension office.

All youth in grades 7 and up are encouraged to become a part of the Youth Leader group! Not all youth leaders are Ambassadors. Join in the next meeting (below) to see what it’s all about!

Next Youth Leaders Meeting: Sunday, September 22nd at 4:00 p.m. at First Congregational Church in La Crosse.

Interested in becoming an Ambassador for the 2019-2020 4-H year? All youth going into grades 9 and up are invited to apply! Applications are due to the Extension La Crosse County office by 4:30 p.m. on Friday, August 30th. Current Ambassadors who wish to continue on for the next year should submit their intent to continue in writing to LaCrosseCounty4H@lacrossecounty.org by August 30th.

Ambassador Application 2019-2020 (Word Doc)
Ambassador Application 2019-2020 (Fillable PDF)


Scholarships 

WI 4-H Foundation

Due Friday, March 15th, 2019 at 5:00 p.m. The Wisconsin 4-H Foundation will award more than $10,000 in scholarships to outstanding Wisconsin students pursuing higher education based on demonstrated personal growth, development, leadership, academic performance and future educational goals. For details, eligibility and application, visit the WI 4-H Foundation Scholarship web page.

State Fair Dairy Promotion Board

Due Friday, March 22nd, 2019 at 11:59 p.m. The Wisconsin State Fair Dairy Promotion Board is offering $1,000 scholarships to students that will be 3rd or 4th year college students during the 2019-20 academic year. Applicants must be Wisconsin residents enrolled full-time at a 4-year Wisconsin school and be pursuing a dairy-related or food science degree. For details, eligibility and application visit the State Fair Dairy Promo Board Scholarship web page.

4-H Leaders Association

Due Monday, March 2nd, 2019 at 4:30 p.m. The La Crosse County 4-H Leaders Association will award up to 5 scholarships of $300 each to current high school senior 4-H members who have been active for at least 5 years and will be pursuing a post-secondary education in fall of 2019. For details, eligibility and application, click here. For a word document, click here.

Agricultural Society

Due Monday, April 1st, 2019 via mail. The La Crosse County Agricultural Society will award 2 scholarships of varying amounts to current high school seniors who participate in the La Crosse Interstate Fair, are active 4-H/FFA members and will be enrolled in post-secondary education in fall of 2019. For details, eligibility and application, click here.

WWBP

Due Monday, April 1st, 2019 via mail. The Western Wisconsin Beef Producers will award $300 scholarships to graduating high school seniors planning to end post-secondary education. Applicants must be or have an immediate family member that is in good standing of the Cooperative and be pursing education on an agricultural-related field. For details, eligibility and application, click here.

Horse Association

Due Friday, March 1st, 2019 via mail. The Wisconsin 4-H Horse Association will award up to 6 scholarships to high school seniors or 1st year post-secondary students who have participated in the 4-H Horse & Pony Project for at least 4 consecutive years. Applicants must be pursuing higher education of any major. For details, eligibility and application, click here.

Saddle & Sirloin Club

Due Friday, April 19th, 2019 via mail. The University of Wisconsin-Madison Saddle & Sirloin Club will award up to 5 project scholarships to youth ages 9-18 who are in their 1st or 2nd year of the Swine Project. Applicants must use the $100 scholarships for project expenses. For details, eligibility and application, click here.


NEW THIS YEAR – Member Evaluation (ME) Forms

Anyone looking to receive Leaders Board trip and event scholarships for the 2019-2020 year has a new and easier process to follow! The Member Evaluation (ME) Form is now expanded to allow 4-H’ers to select all potential trips they are interested in for the entire year. It’s 1 form to be submitted by 4:30 p.m. on Tuesday, October 1st, 2019 to assist the Leaders Board in making selections for delegates and travel scholarship recipients. It also helps us know who is planning to go to what.

In sum, even if you are still thinking or aren’t sure about going on a 4-H travel experience this year, get your ME Form by the October 1st deadline or you will not be considered for any Leaders Board funding if you change your mind throughout the 4-H year. Please contact the Extension La Crosse County office at 608-785-9593 or LaCrosseCounty4H@lacrossecounty.org with any questions.

ME Form Instructions
ME Form Application (Word Doc)
ME Form Application (Fillable PDF)