LEAD Academy is geared towards 4-H members who are currently in the 9th – 12th grades (as of the current 4-H year). Youth will have an opportunity to learn about college opportunities and what it takes to get there, serve their community, and gain valuable life skills in a true college setting. Our goal of this activity will be to provide the opportunity for young people to connect, learn, engage, lead and impact their communities, their country and their world. The event will be designed to engage youth in hands-on educational activities in which they explore, practice and master existing and newly developed skills/knowledge in civic engagement, civic education and personal development. The objective is to provide youth a broad-based learning experience in which they will acquire practical knowledge and skills to reinforce the attitudes and motivation that will give them a heightened sense of responsibility and capacity to connect as active members of their communities, nation and world. From this experience, we hope the youth attending will apply what was learned in their real world experiences in which they develop leadership skills using their voices, work, ideas and/or behavior to make a difference in their community, country and world.
*We will be offering some select workshop opportunities this year for current 8th graders (incoming freshman) as part of a Roundup Workshop series that Texas 4-H Council will be coordinating. However, LEAD Academy will be open to just current high school youth again this year. We want to keep this event as a select opportunity and have 4-H members looking forward to when they are able to attend.
**NEW THIS YEAR! Adult attendees will have the chance to connect with other volunteers and parents. Our goal is to provide useful information for 4-H volunteers and parents so they may learn how to improve their skills as a 4-H leader in their community. The event is designed to provide workshops that are practical and helpful to adults involved with the 4-H program. From this experience, we hope our 4-H volunteers will be able to apply what they learn to continue to help our members grow into productive members of society that make a positive impact in their lives and communities.
Registration will be via 4H CONNECT May 1 – May 12, 2020.
Cost : $40 (Does not include meals/lodging) Travel and lodging arrangement will need to be made by the attendee.
Registration Details will be released by April 1, 2020