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4‑H youth in action program

The 4‑H Youth in Action program amplifies the diverse stories and leadership of 4‑H youth who are making a difference in their communities every day. It is a premiere community of 4‑H’ers who are preparing for their future while showcasing how 4‑H changed their lives and equipped them to change the lives of others.

Each year, program participants receive an exciting year of media training and national opportunities to share their 4‑H story and leadership.


Four Award Winners will receive:

  • A $5,000 scholarship for higher education, to be paid directly to the institution, including two-year and four-year colleges, trade schools or other advanced learning opportunities.
  • A year of personal professional and media development, training, and networking opportunities and national opportunities to serve as a spokesperson and key thought leader in your program area.
  • All-expenses paid trips for each award winner & a chaperone to travel as the national youth spokesperson.
  •  An official reference letter from a National 4‑H Council leader for educational or career purposes.

All Youth in Action Program applicants will receive:

  • Media, interview, and storytelling training from National 4‑H professionals.
  • Admission into our national 4‑H story database; providing potential national multi-media and spokesperson opportunities.

About the Youth in Action Application

Applications will open on January 30, 2023 and close March 27, 2023. We will also be hosting webinars for 4-H professionals February 1, 2023 AT 1:00PM ET and On February 22, 2023 at 6:00PM ET for parents and applicant.

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