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National 4-H Shooting Sports Ambassador Program is designed to promote 4-H and 4-H Shooting Sports. Youth selected to serve as Ambassadors will receive training that will allow them to return to their homes and advocate for the program at the county, regional, and state level. Some Ambassadors may be asked to support national events as well. Ambassadors provide public relations support at special events such as donor/sponsor functions and also serve as spokespersons for the 4-H Shooting Sports Program, helping to make 4-H and the     4-H Shooting Sports Programs more visible.  The Ambassador’s further develop their skills in leadership, public presentation, citizenship, community service, public relations and team building.

4-H Shooting Sports Ambassadors will be asked to support statewide events and provide public relations to serve as spokespersons for the 4-H Shooting Sports Program, helping to make 4-H and the 4-H Shooting Sports Programs more visible. The Ambassador’s further develop their skills in leadership, public presentation, citizenship, community service, public relations and team building.

Eligibility

State Shooting Sports Coordinators announce when applications are open as annual timeframes vary.  State Coordinators choose one candidate (some years 2 youth are chosen per state depending on total number of applications at the national level) to attend a 4 day/ 4 night leadership training program conducted by National 4-H Shooting Sports professionals during the summer.    Applicants must be at least 15 years of age by January 1st of the current year to apply. It is recommended that the candidates also have at least one year left in 4-H.

Benefits

The 4-H Shooting Sports Ambassador program will provide a venue for 4-H Teens to:

  • Represent 4-H and specifically 4-H Shooting Sports for public relations purposes at special events; at donor/sponsor functions and with the general public, 4-H groups, community service organizations, schools and media contacts.
  • Serve as spokespersons for the 4-H Shooting Sports program at their respective levels of participation – national, regional, state, county - helping to make 4-H Shooting Sports programs more visible.
  • Further develop their skills in leadership, public presentation, citizenship, community service, public relations and team building.
  • Assist in maintaining relations with 4-H Faculty and Extension Administrators as well as past, present and future program donors and supporters.
  • Continue and expand their involvement in 4-H Shooting Sports beyond the shooting skills and competitive events.
  • Stay actively connected with the 4-H Shooting Sports program as they enter their collegiate years and further into adulthood.