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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 trainingfrom National 4-H professionals. 
  • Admission into our national 4-H story database; providingpotential national multi-media and spokesperson opportunities. 

Youth in Action is sponsored by Bayer


Youth in Action Info Session for Applicants

Teens aged 14-19 are encouraged to apply to the 4-H Youth in Action Program for the chance to tell their 4-H impact story and win a $5k educational scholarship. 4-H'ers interested in applying are encouraged to attend the info session on February 21 from 7:00-8:00pm ET to learn about the benefits of the program and how to become a competitive applicant.