Your 4-H “Youth Leader Projects” may lead you to “Your Career”.
START EXPLORING NOW! The same goes for all project members.
Wildlife WHEP Wisconsin 4-H & Wisconsin 4-H Forestry encourages youth leadership participation and career explorations through all 4-H projects and related activities. Community service projects are highly recommended. Hands-on training is available through various programs. Here is a great opportunity to learn more “life skills” and enhance your resume.
- Become a project “Youth Leader”
- Look at yourself as a role model for other kids
- Build your resume & start early
- Prepare & practice doing interviews
- Set up an excel spread sheet (or similar) and record your activities
- Participate in leadership opportunities
- Recruit kids to join 4-H
- Be a good listener and develop good communication skills
- Practice & develop public speaking skills
- Participate in community service activities
- Follow the 4-H dress codes – this says a lot about you
- Develop & practice good manners
- Participate in competition as a self-measurement of your skills
- Become a committee chair or club officer
- Enjoy learning – it opens many doors of opportunities
- Try different 4-H projects over your 4-H career
- Learn about various careers related to each project area
- Some careers that you learn about you may not want to do
- Log your ideas for potential careers and change the order as you learn more
- Job shadows opportunities & part time work provides huge benefits
- Invite professionals to give brief talks about their careers at meetings.
- Talk to different individuals about their career pathways
- Check out Wisconsin Farm Bureau for career information: https://www.wisagclassroom.org/wp-content/uploads/2020/04/An-Ag-Career-for-You_TeacherGuide_web.pdf