Rock County youth chosen as state 4-H ambassador
Moriah Flanagan and 27 other outstanding Minnesota 4-H youth have been selected as Minnesota 4-H State Ambassadors for 2016-17.
Elected through a meticulous selection process by 4-H adults and youth, this year’s group of state ambassadors will serve as spokespeople for the youth development organization, representing more than 65,000 of their 4-H peers throughout Minnesota.
The Minnesota 4-H State Ambassador Program began in 1968 and over 1,000 youth have participated since its founding. Throughout the year, state ambassador responsibilities include:
Educating youth and adults about the importance of youth development, leadership, citizenship, service, teamwork, and other invaluable life skills.
Teaching and facilitating hands-on workshops and trainings at the local, county, regional, and state levels.
Appearing at various events, including the Minnesota State Fair, where they serve as goodwill volunteers, greeting thousands of visitors to the 4-H Building and helping 4-H youth throughout their stay as fair exhibitors.
Planning and implementing various local, regional, and statewide 4-H leadership events such as the annual 4-H Building Leadership and Understanding, 4-H Youth Exploring Leadership and Learning Out loud! youth leadership conferences.
The state ambassadors will begin the year with a three-day orientation at the University of Minnesota to learn about roles and responsibilities, media/public communications, leadership core skills, program priority areas, and identify some of their personal strengths as a leader.
Flanagan is the daughter of John and Kari and lives in Garretson, South Dakota. She just completed the eleventh grade. Flanagan has been a member of 4-H for 12 years in Rock County as a member of the Springdell