2018-19 Ambassador Candidates
Congratulations to the 2018-19 Kings County 4-H Ambassador Candidates
Anna Felipe - Island 4-H
Ashley Eller - Lemoore 4-H
Garret Martin - Kings River 4-H
Rory Valov - Kings River 4-H
Amanda Curtis - Corcoran 4-H
Brandi Garcia - Kings River 4-H
Isabella Cawley - Grangeville 4-H
Steven Loogman - Kings River 4-H
County 4-H Ambassador
The State has changed their 4-H All-Star program over to County and State Level 4-H Ambassadors.
What Is a County Ambassador?
A County Ambassador is the representative and champion of the 4-H program in the county. While no two County Ambassador programs are identical, they follow the same guidelines, provide similar opportunities and have the same learning goals.
All County Ambassadors are highly encouraged to attend and participate in the 4-H State Leadership Conference, 4-H area conferences, as well as serve on statewide committees or the Statewide Management Board and participate in other activities or events beyond the county level. These experiences help expand leadership skills and are beneficial for those wishing to go on to become a State Ambassador.
4-H Ambassador Eligibilty Requirements:
- Member must have completed 1 year of 4-H (currently on their 2nd year of 4-H)
- Member must be at least 14 years of age by December 31st of the serving 4-H program year.
- Members must demonstrate leadership skill by having the following:
- 6 hours within a project
- 40 hours of leadership roles
- 30 hours of community service
- 10 hours of public speaking
- Demonstrate involvement in 4-H, such as events attended, recognitions, or Record Book
- OR members may hold a Gold Star Ranking
The Selection of Ambassador
Requirements that will need to be met to complete your Ambassador Role:
**Since this is the first year for implementing the Ambassador Program, we are still completing the requirement list.
The County Ambassador team plans their own activities and learning goals within the established guidelines as described in the Handbook (see pages 12 – 15).
County Ambassadors act as visible 4-H members - role models for their fellow 4-H members, their county, their state and their world.
What Recognitions Distinguish County Ambassadors from Other 4-Hers?
County Ambassadors stand out among other 4-Hers because of special attire such as:
* County Ambassador Star Rank patch (hat) or the Star Rank pin (lanyard), earned upon appointment and worn during years of service.
* County-specific County Ambassador uniform (usually a special jacket, polo shirt and/or nametag). The attire for each county varies and often can be decided upon each year by the County Ambassador team.
County Ambassador teams will develop a Plan of Action for their term. This plan will help the team stay focused on common goal throughout the year. For teams that have two year terms, it is recommended that a new plan is developed for each year of service.
Follow these steps:
1. Learn about Leadership Competencies through activities facilitated by the advisor. Activities are in the County Ambassador Administration Guide.
2. Choose three Leadership Competencies to work on during the term.
3. Develop and complete a Service Learning Project that combines the use of all three selected leadership competencies.
4. Set and manage team goals for the selected Leadership Competencies. Goals should be realistic and achievable, at the same time, goals should also allow the team to dream big and stretch the skills and strengths of the members.
5. Reflect on the goals and achievements of the year.
Transition Year to Ambassador Program
Leadership Roles within Kings County are changing for the 2018/2019 program year.
2018/2019 will begin our transition period for implementing the new Ambassador program.
The state has changed the All-Star Leadership Program to a 4-H Ambassador Program. They have put out new guidelines and a new handbook. The state will no longer have an All-Star Ranking recognized at a State Level. Please see our 4-H Ambassador Page for more information and the new handbook.
We have decided to continue to offer the All-Star Program at a County Level. This will allow our members that complete the All-Star program to be eligible for the All-Star Scholarship.
As we transition and begin to implement this new Ambassador program, We will allow members that are in the process of or have completed their Emerald Star Project as of March 6, 2018, (along with meeting the All-Star requirements), to have the option, during this transition period, to apply directly for our All-Star County Level Program and will not have to meet the Ambassador Ranking requirement. Any member that has not been approved to start their Emerald Star Project as of by March 6th, 2018, will have to meet ALL the requirements (Emerald Star, Ambassador, and Record Book) to be eligible to apply for the County Level All-Star Program.
Please Contact the UCCE Office or Tiffany Watkins for any questions as we begin this new program. email@example.com or 559-852-2730
**March 6th, 2018 is the date that this transition process was approved by 4-H Council.