Fresno County 4-H Youth Learn Valuable Leadership Skills
Members of the 2012-2013 Fresno County 4-H All Star Team have been busy developing leadership skills and sharing them with their fellow 4-H members. In August of 2012, they organized and facilitated Leadership Training Day to help 4-H club officers understand and perform their duties and to help Junior and Teen Leaders become more effective in their project groups. In January 2013, the All Stars attended the Leadership Conference of Regional Teens, where they taught a workshop on Collaborative Leadership to 300 teens and volunteer adults representing 12 counties. They are currently further developing and improving their workshop in preparation for the 2013 UC ANR Statewide Staff Conference.
The All Star Team is currently hard at work carrying out their plan of action, which involves bringing a little cheer to children at a local hospital. They are collecting unused, unwanted T-shirts and recycling them into bags, which will be filled with donations of small toys and school supplies. The bags will be distributed to young patients and their siblings at a series of play days at the hospital. The project is helping youth in our community and helping the All Stars build professional skills for a lifetime that can be used in future leadership roles.