Applicant Information State * Please Select Please select Alabama Alaska American Samoa Arizona Arkansas California Colorado Connecticut Delaware District of Columbia Florida Georgia Guam Hawaii Idaho Illinois Indiana Iowa Kansas Kentucky Louisiana Maine Maryland Massachusetts Michigan Micronesia-Kolonia Minnesota Mississippi Missouri Montana Nebraska Nevada New Hampshire New Jersey New Mexico New York North Carolina North Dakota Northern Mariana Islands Ohio Oklahoma Oregon Pennsylvania Puerto Rico Rhode Island South Carolina South Dakota Tennessee Texas Utah Vermont Virgin Islands Virginia Washington West Virginia Wisconsin Wyoming Have you been involved in 4-H before? * How did you hear about the 4-H Youth in Action Program? * If you are under 18, please provide your parent or guardian information. Parent or Guardian Information County Educator/Agent Information Sharing your 4‑H Project Area
In the next few questions, you’ll be asked to share your story of leadership & community impact. Your work may include a key project, program, or 4‑H activity. Please self-select the topics with which you feel your 4‑H experiences best align.
Select Project Area * Short Answer Questions
Below are short-answer questions regarding your 4‑H story and leadership. Your story should highlight a description of experiences, not merely a list of accomplishments. Your work should provide benefit to others & require significant personal leadership. Each question also has sub-questions you may choose to answer to aid you in developing your responses.
1. Describe how 4‑H made an impact on you. (2500 characters) How did 4‑H change or improve your life? What have you learned about yourself in 4‑H? Has your 4‑H experience helped you overcome something challenging in your life? Did 4‑H help you define your interests or passions, or gain any skills?
Great submissions will provide clear examples of how 4‑H has impacted you!
2. Describe a project, program, 4‑H activity or series of activities in which you demonstrated leadership. Detail how your leadership has improved or impacted your community.(4000 Characters) What motivated you to be a leader? What was your leadership role? When and where did your work occur? Is it on-going? What steps did you take to carry out your work? Did teamwork play a role? What or who benefitted? What are the long-term effects of your work?
Great submissions will provide clear examples of your leadership in the project!
Please provide a link to a 60-second video answering the following prompt:
How has 4-H helped you find your spark? You could talk about your 4-H experiences, how 4-H helped you discover passion or shape your direction for the future, and more!
Full video submission specifications can be found in the
4-H Youth in Action Guidelines
. Please provide a link to your hosted video on YouTube and be sure your video is marked "Public".
Upload three individual photos.
Two should demonstrate your leadership and one should be a headshot. Photo montages will not be reviewed. File formats accepted include JPG, GIF, or PNG. Photos should not exceed 5 MB each.
Photo 1 Upload (Headshot) * Terms & Conditions *