Montana 4-H Ambassador Officer Team
- Ambassador Officer Application
- Officer Team Adviser Application
- Officer Selection committee Application
The Montana 4-H State Ambassador program provides opportunities for youth to represent 4-H through leadership and service at the state level. State Ambassadors Officers are a select team of Montana 4-H Ambassadors that have demonstrated leadership in their county 4-H programs, and who are interested in developing and refining skills to teach other 4-H youth about leadership, promotion and service.
Applications are due postmarked to the 4-H Center by June15. The ambassador officer selection process takes place during pre-congress events.
We are actively seeking an individual to fill the adviser positon. If you are interested in this role please feel free to contact Brett Schomer or the current adviser, Catherine McNeil with any questions. Application deadline is June 15 with a selection process taking place during Pre-Congress event.
The adviser serves as a mentor and support individual for the outstanding 4-H youth selected each year as state ambassador officers. Looking for a volunteer interested in working with highly motivated teen leaders for a 2 to 4 year term. If you are interested in attending statewide events and activities and helping guide a wonderful group of teens please consider this opportunity. Click Here for application and more information.
Some insight from the current advisor, Catherine McNeil.
I have had the gift of being the Montana 4-H Ambassador Adviser for nearly 5 years. It has been such a great time in my life that I hate to leave the position. However, it is time that this position is made available to a leader that wants to work with the best kids around. As the adviser I play many roles in the lives of the youth team members – from mother to guide, sometimes counselor to cheerleader. Each role is such an important part to the growth of the youth that make up the Montana 4-H Ambassador Officer Team.
Every team is unique, as the young adults that make up the teams are their own individuals. Each experience is different, but so very rewarding. Not only have I seen so much growth in the kids I have had the opportunity to work with, but also experienced so much growth in myself because of working with all of them.
As the advisor, it is expected to attend:
4-H Congress and Pre-congress in July (week)
Rec Lab in March/April (1 weekend)
Ambassador Fall Training in October (1 weekend)-
Legislative Breakfast in January of Legislative Years (1 weekend)
Spring Retreat in May/June (1 weekend)
Fall Retreat in August/September (1 weekend)
Monthly conference calls
There is a small stipend that is given by the Montana 4-H Leader’s Council to help offset any travel costs and all expenses and registrations while attending the event and meetings are covered by the Ambassador program.
Montana 4-H is committed to ensuring that the Ambassador program is represented by an officer team made up of youth who are exceptional in their leadership and service skills, and can professionally represent the entire Montana 4-H Youth Development Program. Additionally, applicants will be scored on the application's written questions, interview, presentation and provided recommendations.
Officer selection is conducted by a committee during Montana 4-H Congress. The interviews will not conflict with participation in congress events. The selection committee may include the following 14 people and is advised by the state 4-H office.
- TWO retiring state officers
- ONE representative from State 4-H Council
- ONE representative from State Foundation
- ONE county agent or other representative as chosen by the State office.
- ONE representative from each of the (8) Montana 4-H Districts
- ONE Collegiate 4-H member