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4-H Youth In Action Award – a good fit for Delaware youth

YIA-Awards-Hero-2016National 4-H Council’s 4-H Youth in Action (YIA) Award is one of the highest honors a 4-H’er can achieve!

“The Delaware 4-H Program has many outstanding youth that are truly “Youth in Action” and who are deserving of this award,” says Doug Crouse, Delaware 4-H program leader. ” I strongly encourage our 4-H youth to review the award criteria and definitely consider submitting a nomination for their outstanding 4-H work in one of the four primary category areas.”

Learn more about this award in either upcoming webinars and how to apply!

• Monday, October 19: 3:30 pm – 4:30 pm EST – Click here to register!
• Thursday, October 29: 12:30 pm – 1:30 pm EST – Click here to register!

Click here to >>>(Read and download guidelines and apply for the award)

  • Honor four 4-H’ers who have gained critical life skills through their 4-H experience and have utilized those skills to overcome a challenge, or challenges, they have faced. Each of the honorees are outstanding 4-H’ers who epitomize 4-H youth empowerment and leadership
  • The winners have demonstrated the positive impact they’ve made with their family, peers and community through their 4-H experiences

The 2016 awards will expand to highlight youth in each of our core areas. Through a formal selection process, one awardee will be chosen within each pillar area:

  • Youth in Action: Agriculture and Animal Sciences
  • Youth in Action: Citizenship
  • Youth in Action: Healthy Living
  • Youth in Action: STEM

One overall national Youth in Action Award 2016 winner will be selected from the four pillar winners.

The YIA Awards are presented at National 4-H Council’s Legacy Awards. The 7th annual Legacy Awards will be held on Tuesday, April 12, 2016, in Washington D.C.

Each YIA pillar winner will also receive a $5,000 scholarship for higher education, be featured as the 4-H Youth Spokesperson for their pillar area and an all-expenses paid trip to Washington, D.C. to be recognized at National 4-H Council’s Legacy Awards. A $5,000 grant will be made to the awardees’ 4-H County as well.

Youth in Action applicants should possess the following qualifications:

  • Applicants should be a 4-H member or recent alumni within the United States, ages 16-21.
  • Applicants should represent the passions of 4-H youth nationwide, demonstrate outstanding leadership, showcase the essence of 4-H positivity and possess a proven ability to engage others.
  • Applicants should be able to demonstrate:
    • Personal Impact: How 4-H personally impacted their life and developed them as a True Leader;
    • Community Impact: How 4-H has empowered them to positively impact family, peers and community; and
    • Project Excellence: How they have demonstrated excellence in a 4-H project.
  • Applicants should be able to self-select their pillar area between the four options: Agriculture and Animal Sciences, Citizenship, Healthy Living and STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math).

Meet Nosa Akol, National 4-H Winner for Youth in Action, 2015

On social media, Youth in Action will use the hashtag #4HYouthInAction