4-H Ambassador training builds teens’ communication skills

By Diane Palmer

4-H ambassadorTeens across the state will enhance their leadership and communication skills through a new 4-H Ambassador Training program beginning this fall. The program will train approximately 50 ambassadors, age 14 and up, who are selected from across the state.

It will build on skills learned in local and county-wide programs, with emphasis on public speaking.

“Two intensive one-day training sessions will be held in October and November with about 25 participants each,” said Amy McCune, 4-H events coordinator. The statewide program will be held at Clemson’s Sandhill Research and Education Center in Columbia and is open to adult 4-H volunteers as well as teens.

Participants in the ambassador program will develop an action plan to apply their new leadership and communication skills. They will work with their county 4-H leader to implement their plan during the coming year. Applications will be accepted in September through the Clemson University Cooperative Extension office in each county or online at www.clemson.edu/4h/.

For more information: Amy McCune, (864) 656-6651, amccune@clemson.edu or www.clemson.edu/4h/.