130 youth attend 4-H leadership conference
BROOKINGS, S.D. – One-hundred and thirty South Dakota youth turned out for the 4-H Teen Leadership Conference: Gone Hollywood; Leadership, Character, Action. Hosted by the South Dakota 4-H Youth Council and SDSU June 1-5, 2015 in Brookings, the event focused on leadership training, personal growth and fun.
“It’s impressive to see teen leaders develop a camp through which their peers can learn about themselves, develop confidence and have fun,” said Audrey Rider, SDSU Extension State 4-H Events Field Specialist. “Leadership development is at the foundation of what 4-H programming is all about.”
The 4-H Youth Council is made up of teens that are chosen by their peers to serve the 4-H membership.
During the five-day camp, attendees had the opportunity to enjoy fun with friends at a variety of evening activities including: dances, recreation and a special TLC Talent Show. Several well-known speakers made an appearance throughout the conference focusing on leadership development. These speakers included: Sheltered Reality, Amanda Radke-BEEF Daily blog, James Krueger, co-owner of Click Rain, Kevin Miles-Executive Director of the Ronald McDonald House Charities of SD, and Dusty Johnson.
To learn more about 4-H programming, the 4-H Youth Council or the 2016 4-H Teen Leadership Conference, contact your local SDSU Extension 4-H Youth Program Advisor or Rider at Audrey.Rider@sdstate.edu.