Do you know about the Yankton County 4-H Junior Leaders? Any 4-H member between the ages of 12 and 18 is eligible to join the Junior Leaders.
The 4-H junior leaders is a county-wide 4-H group designed to provide members with the opportunity to learn about the qualities and competencies needed to be a leader. Junior Leaders participate in many fun and exciting activities and community service events throughout the year. This is a great opportunity to be a youth leader in Yankton County 4-H, while also having fun with your fellow 4-H friends. Being a Junior Leader builds leadership and communication skills which will be useful to you in building resumes and filling out scholarship applications.
The Junior Leaders meet once a month in a three month rotation — business meeting, community service, social activity.
The Junior Leaders decide on the activities in which they participate in throughout the year. In the past, the Junior Leaders have held a car wash; recorded PSA’s at WNAX; helped Keep Yankton Beautiful by cleaning a walking path; participated in a fundraiser at Pizza Ranch; hosted Barnyard Olympics and a Youth Fair at Achievement Days; created a float for the Riverboat Days parade; played laser tag at the Laser Barn; picked grapes to assist a local Yankton resident; played Bingo with the residents at Majestic Bluffs; and had a lock-in.
The Junior Leaders have also decided to raise $300 for three years for the Capital Campaign fundraiser. With the $600 already given to the campaign and the $300 the Junior Leaders have left to raise, the Junior Leaders will receive their own brick for the new 4-H Exhibit Hall at the State Fair Grounds.
For more information on the 4-H Junior Leaders or if you are interested in joining this fun group contact Katie Doty at the Extension Office at 665-3387.