4-H Teen Leadership Team helps future leaders
In the month of November, the Montgomery County 4-H Teen Leadership team had the opportunity to be a part of the “Running for Office” program. This program was provided through partnerships with the Purdue Extension office, local Democratic and Republican party chairs, and the League of Women Voters. “Running for Office” was an opportunity for community members to learn more about the electoral process and tips for running for office.
During the “Running for Office” program, the Teen Leadership team led an activity called “Agree to Disagree”. This activity took some of our local hot topic policies and asked participants to state how strongly they agreed or disagreed with the policy as stated. Instead of debate, participants were given a few moments to share why they felt the way they do about that particular policy. This activity was meant to help participants not only learn to be respectful of differing views but also levels of agreement or disagreement that others have. The Teen Leadership team encouraged participants to actively listen, instead of focusing on the rebuttal.
The Montgomery County 4-H Teen Leadership team is trained and equipped to teach and lead curriculum that helps others grow in leadership skills, which enhances workforce development skills. They are also able to teach youth and adult audiences and have several lessons available. If you are interested in having this exceptional team of youth come and teach at your organization, classroom, program, etc., please contact Abby Morgan at the Extension office at (765)364-6363 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Teen Leadership team is just one opportunity that is available to youth in the Montgomery County 4-H program. To enroll in the Montgomery County 4-H program, visit https://v2.4honline.com or visit the Montgomery County Extension office at 400 Parke Avenue, Crawfordsville, IN 47933. The program fee for enrolling in 4-H is $15 per child and mini 4-H (grades K-2) is free. If you have any questions please don’t hesitate to contact Abby Morgan at the Extension office at (765)364-6363 or e-mail email@example.com.
Abby Morgan is the 4-H Youth Development Educator at the Montgomery County Purdue Extension Office. She can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org or 765-364-6363.