State and Sectional Youth Leadership
Sectional Youth Leadership
The California 4-H South Section Teen Council hold events, provide resources, and share state 4-H information to the nine counties of the South Section: Imperial, San Diego, Riverside, Orange, San Bernardino, Los Angeles, Ventura, San Louis Obispo, and Santa Barbara. Both the leader's council and the teen council meet quarterly in Los Angeles County, and any adult volunteers or 4-H members (ages 13-19) are welcome to attend the council meetings to become more involved in the 4-H program beyond their county level.
South Section Teen Council Officers
President: Megan Chiatovich, San Bernardino
Vice President: Dayle Morris, Ventura
Secretary: Amanda Penicks, Riverside
Treasurer: Amber Meek, San Bernardino
Reporter: Savanna Stanley, Ventura
Executive State Representative: John Kane, San Bernardino
State Representative: Keri Olobri, Riverside
State Representative: Stephen Bannister, Riverside
Adult Advisor: Tony Burkhardt, Riverside
Adult Volunteer: John Trammell, San Bernardino
Teen Involvement Conference (TIC)
The California 4-H South Section Teen Involvement Conference (TIC) is a three day youth leadership conference for high school aged 4-H members of the south section. Youth who attend this conference will have a chance to: gain new leadership techniques, learn teamwork skills, obtain information on opportunities 4-H has to offer at a sectional and state wide level, meet 4-H members from across the state, participate in community service activities, and much more! The conference is completely planned and ran by the youth officers, teen council members, and volunteers. 4-H members outside of the south section are welcomed to attend our conference!
More information can be found at:
State Youth Leadership
State Advisory Council
The statewide 4-H Youth Development Program (YDP) Advisory Committees are comprised of a representative group of 4-H members, adult volunteers, and county and state 4-H YDP staff. Statewide 4-H YDP Committees offer insight, review, and input for the operation and management of the statewide 4-H YDP to Shannon Dogan, Associate Director of 4-H Program & Policy, email@example.com. Committees meet face-to-face various times of the year, may schedule conference calls, and utilize email to conduct committee business. Travel to meetings may be reimbursed through an account in the State 4-H Office.
Open recruitment for committee membership takes place every spring. 4-H members, recent alumni, 4-H adult volunteers, 4-H YDP program partners and collaborators, and County 4-H YDP staff are invited to apply. Committees may extend their deadline with the approval of the Associate Director of 4-H Program & Policy.
The Advisory Committees include:
- Policy Advisory Committee
- Incentives and Recognition Advisory Committee
- Citizenship/Service Learning Advisory Council
- 4-H International Exchange Advisory Committee
- Animal Science Education Advisory Committee
- Camping Advisory Committee
- 4-H Technology Leadership Team
- Healthy Living Leadership Team
- Shooting Sports Advisory Committee
- 4-H Military Partnership Advisory Committee
More information and applications can be found here:
The California 4-H State Ambassador Program is a working honor that provides 4-H members expanded opportunities to serve the University of California 4-H Youth Development Program. The 4-H State Ambassador position is one of the highest service opportunities and recognition attainable in the University of California 4-H Youth Development Program. 4-H State Ambassadors are youth who have excelled in the areas of leadership and community service. They are selected to serve the 4-H Youth Development Program in roles that promote leadership through education and service. 4-H State Ambassador advisors are adult volunteers who are experienced in working with older youth in a youth-adult partnership atmosphere.
4-H State Ambassadors and 4-H State Ambassador advisors are selected in order to:
- Act as state 4-H representatives to various local, sectional and statewide programs and activities, including providing public presentations, workshops and leadership development opportunities.
- Coordinate the planning and implementation of the 4-H State Leadership Conference.
- Provide donor stewardship support to The California 4-H Foundation.
- Identify needs in the 4-H Youth Development and either develop or recommend strategies for improvement.
San Diego members that have been selected as State Ambassadors:
- Holly Rogers - Fallbrook 4-H Club 2009-2010
- Rhiannon Stark Willingham - San Dieguito 4-H Club 2009-2010
- Wade Colburn - Fallbrook 4-H Club 2008-2009
- Kelsie Matthews - Fallbrook 4-H Club 2007-2008
- Elizabeth Parker - Olivenhain Valley 4-H Club 2007-2008
- Alexandra Parra - Rancho Penasquitos 4-H Club 2006-2007
- Ashley Colburn - Fallbrook 4-H Club 2004-2005
- Levi Gassaway, 2002-2003
- Karen Hart, 2000-2001
- Crystal Miller, 2000-2001
- Lydia Aney, 1999-2000
- Adeline Fernandes, 1998-1999
- Kasey Harper, 1998-1999
- Kimberley Walker, 1998-1999
- Amy Williams, 1998-1999
- Sara Dickman, 1997-1999
- Kristy Jacobs, 1996-1998
- Gjertrud Aney, 1996-1998
- Carrie Katin,1995-1996
- Billy McKim, 1995-1996
- Kathie Williams, 1995-1996
- Karin Sorem, 1993-1994
- Rebecca Blake, 1992-1993
- Charles Knust, 1992-1993
- Jon Wuebben, 1989-1990
More San Diego State Ambassadors/Diamond Stars Can be found here:
Vision - That all youth in California:
- Have access to technology through their 4-H program.
- Are provided opportunities to become skilled in the safe and effective use of technology and its applications.
- Develop the ability to apply their technical skill and knowledge as a tool to enhance their education, career opportunities, contributions to community, and personal life.
- Raise questions and identify problems to be addressed using technology.
Mission - The California 4-H Technology Leadership Team:
- Acts as an advisory body to the State 4-H Office in analyzing and recommending technology use in the 4-H Youth Development Program.
- Supports the California State 4-H Science, Engineering, and Technology initiative.
- Conducts professional development workshop and seminars in technology for 4-H members and volunteers.
- Provides information technology (IT) support and enhances technology usage for statewide 4-H events by invitation of the respective planning committee.
- Provides resources and assistance to 4-H clubs/units in using technology to increase and enhance communication.
- Provides resources regarding information technology to 4-H members and volunteers.
- Maintains a 4-H media library.
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