About 4‑H Youth in Action Awards
The 4‑H Youth in Action Awards Program gives youth the chance to share their stories of how 4‑H has changed their lives and how they have made a difference in their communities.
The program honors four young people who embody 4‑H youth empowerment & leadership in each of the four 4‑H Pillar Areas: Agriculture, Citizenship, Healthy Living and STEM (one per pillar). Each Pillar Winner will experience an exciting year of telling their 4‑H story and celebrating their leadership.
Applicants for the 4‑H Youth in Action Awards should be 4‑H’ers or recent alumni ages 16-19, and the program is open to youth of all types of 4‑H programs.
Application guidelines for the 2018 4‑H Youth in Action Awards are available now. The application will be open for submission August 1 to October 23, 2017.Read the Guidelines
4‑H Youth in Action Prizes
4‑H Youth in Action Pillar winners will receive the following –
- $5,000 scholarship for higher education
- Customized promotional video showcasing their 4‑H impact story
- All-expenses-paid trip to the National 4‑H Council’s Legacy Awards in Washington, D.C.
- Networking opportunities with 4‑H celebrities and other prominent alumni
- Recognition as the official 4‑H youth spokesperson for their pillar.
One Pillar Winner will be selected as the 4‑H Youth in Action National Award Winner and will receive an additional scholarship for higher education.Read the Guidelines
2017 Youth in Action National Winner
Amelia Day, Fort Valley, Georgia
2017 Youth in Action Pillar Winners
Samuel Sugarman, Encinitas, California
Bryanne Sanchez, Imperial, California
Ava Lonneman, Mogadore, Ohio
4‑H Youth in Action Guidelines
To learn more about applying for the 2018 4‑H Youth in Action Awards, check out this year’s application guidelines. The application will be open for submission August 1 to October 23, 2017.