4-H Youth Development Program
4-H Youth Development Program
4-H Youth Development Program
University of California
4-H Youth Development Program

Apply to Become a State Ambassador

The 4-H State Ambassador position is one of the highest service opportunities and recognition attainable in the University of California 4-H Youth Development Program.



Who are the California 4-H State Ambassadors?

California 4-H State Ambassadors are California 4-H youth who have excelled in the areas of leadership and community service. State Ambassadors serve in expanded leadership roles to support and represent the University of California 4-H Youth Development Program. See the complete role description (PDF).

Meet our current California 4-H State Ambassadors

See past State Ambassador/Diamond Star teams.


Funding for the 4-H State Ambassador program

Thanks to a generous grant from the Thomas and Dorothy Leavey Foundation, travel and other expenses for the California 4-H State Ambassador Program are covered through the entire program year.


What is the application process?

The California State 4-H Office coordinates the selection of candidates. The goal is to ensure a consistent, fair, and equitable process. Applications must be received by the State 4-H Office by the application deadline date. 

Learn more about the requirements and guidelines for applying (PDF)

Learn more about the application reference requirements (PDF)



January 7, 2019  - Completed application and references due to the State 4-H office

February 8, 2019 - Letter of invitation to interview to selected candidates. Letters of regret sent to candidates not being interviewed. All letters will be sent via email to the applicants.

March 16, 2019 - In-person working interview and presentation.

March 29, 2019 - Letter of notification emailed to candidates.

May 18-19, 2019 - In-person 2019-2020 State Ambassador Team Orientation (attendance is required)


For more information, contact the California 4-H Ambassador Coordinator, Jenna Colburn, at jcolburn@ucanr.edu or 530-750-1336.

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