UCCE Kings County
680 Campus Drive
Hanford, CA 93230
Phone: (559) 852-2730
Fax: (559) 582-5166
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Kings County 4-H Leadership Roles
Emerald Star Projects
County 4-H Ambassador
All-Star (Kings County Leadership Ranking Only)
PURPOSE: The purpose of the Emerald Star Program is to provide leadership opportunities to 4-H members. This project will prepare 4-H members for Ambassador responsibilities, should they wish to become an Ambassador.
REQUIREMENTS: Members must have completed two years of 4-H and will be at least 13 years of age by December 31, of the current 4-H year.
COMMITMENT: Emerald Star projects must demonstrate the member's leadership ability, the ability to work with others, and the ability to plan and conduct a successful program of work.
Upon Completion, the member will be awarded an Emerald Star Ranking
PURPOSE: 4-H Ambassadors are liaisons between the county 4-H office, 4-H members, and volunteers. 4-H Ambassadors visit 4-H clubs in their county; network with other organizations within the community; and represent their county 4-H Program. 4-H Ambassadors are role models for their fellow 4-H members, their county, and their community.
REQUIREMENTS: *Members must have completed one year of 4-H and will be at least 14 years of age by December 31, of the serving 4-H program year.
*Members must demonstrate Leadership Skills by having:
- 6 hrs within a project
- 40 hrs of leadership role
- 30 hrs of community service
- 10 hrs of public speaking
- Demonstrate involvement in 4-H such as events attended, recognitions, or Record Book
- OR hold a gold star ranking
COMMITMENT: 4-H Ambassadors will assist with county events, develop plans of action, and perform service projects as a team. This esteemed position keeps older members involved by providing them with leadership development through goals to strive for as they serve as leader role models for younger members. Ambassadors may have to attend state level events or conferences.
Upon Completion, the member will be awarded a County Ambassador ranking and be eligible to apply at a state level.
Kings County All-Star (This Leadership Role is only offered and recognized at a County Level)
PURPOSE: The Kings County All Star program is a source of learning leadership, citizenship, and life skills. The duties and activities involved in the All Star program teaches all three skills and provide older members with an outlet for putting the skills they have learned to good use. The best and brightest 4-Hers are selected to represent the county. These are members who have excelled in their own projects, have served their county program in other ways, and have been deemed worthy to represent their fellow 4-Hers.
REQUIREMENTS: *Members must have completed three years of 4-H and will be at least 15 years of age by December 31, of the serving 4-H program year.
*Members must hold an Emerald Star AND an Ambassador Ranking (Or be completing their exit interview in the Spring)
*Members must submit a 4-H Record Book.
COMMITMENT: Besides their regular projects and activities, All Stars are required to assist with county events, take an active role within the 4-H program, and demonstrate their leadership abilities to their fellow 4-H Member.
Upon Completion, the member will be eligible for the Kings County All-Star Scholarship.
**Changes to Leadership Roles**
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 and therefore be eligible for the Kings County All-Star Scholarship.
As we transition and begin to implement this new Ambassador program, We will have new policies come into place. One of the new changes that will be in effect is that you will now need to be a county ambassador to qualify to be a county all-star.