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Cooperative Extension: 4-H Youth Leadership

Civic Engagement and Leadership

Rushawnda Olden

4-H Youth Development Program
273 Lehotsky Hall
Clemson, S.C. 29634

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pickney leadership participants smiling at the cameraThe 4-H Pinckney Leadership Program is a program designed for middle and high school students who are looking to develop their leadership abilities and awareness of civic engagement. Founded after the late Senator Clementa Pinckney, the program aims to set forth the standards and principles valued by Senator Pinckney. Our goal is to empower students to lead with humility, serve with compassion, and inspire others through integrity.

S.C. superintendent of Education Molly Spearman posing with 4-H member Lauren Lawrence and mom Lysandra.South Carolina 4-H Legislative Day provides 4-H members a unique opportunity to promote the South Carolina 4-H program to elected state officials. Participants share their personal 4-H stories with legislators and discuss the benefits of their local Clemson University Cooperative Extension programming in their home communities.

pickney leadership ambassadors holding a 4 h flagThe 4-H Ambassador Program enhances and utilizes the leadership, citizenship, and communication skills of 4-H teens.  We strengthen and expand upon 4-H Ambassadors’ current leadership abilities so that they may serve as positive role models for younger youth; build meaningful partnerships with other teens, adult volunteers, and 4-H professionals; and promote the 4-H mission in South Carolina. These 4-H Ambassadors will be better prepared to educate the public about the South Carolina 4-H Program and the various youth and community issues 4-H addresses.

4-H Civic Engagement and Leadership
4-H Civic Engagement and Leadership | 273 Lehotsky Hall Clemson, SC 29634