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

Apply to become a California 4-H State Ambassador for the 2017-18 year! The California 4-H State Ambassador Program is a working honor that provides 4-H members expanded opportunities to serve the University of California 4-H Youth Development Program. 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.

What is a California 4-H State Ambassador?

4-H State Ambassadors are youth who have excelled in the areas of leadership and community service.  They are selected to serve the 4-H Youth Development Program in roles that promote leadership through education and service. 4-H State Ambassador advisors are adult volunteers who are experienced in working with older youth in a youth-adult partnership atmosphere. See the complete role description here. See past 4-H State Ambassadors here.

Who sponsors the 4-H State Ambassador program?

The Thomas and Dorothy Leavey Foundation provides financial sponsorship of the California 4-H State Ambassador Program, which includes ambassador travel and other expenses, through The California 4-H Foundation.

What is the difference between State Ambassadors and Diamond Stars?

The State Ambassadors program originated as the Diamond Star award for the top performing 4-Hers. In 2001, the name of the program was changed to 4-H State Ambassadors to better reflect the program. See past State Ambassador/Diamond Star team.

What is the application process?

The California State 4-H Office coordinates the selection of candidates to ensure that a similar, fair and equitable process is followed. Applications must be received by the State 4-H Office date to be determined. 

Learn more about the requirements and guidelines for applying.

Learn more about the application reference requirements

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

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