About the Rockingham County YLT
The Youth Leadership Team (YLT) is a group of 4-H members age 12-18 who wish to take on a more active leadership role in the county. They participate in key county events, community improvement projects, and team building exercises. The Youth Leadership Team also provides support to State Events such as Teen Conference and Teen Leadership Weekend.
Each month the YLT meets to discuss projects and upcoming events, such as service learning activities, county events, and leadership opportunities. They attend social events, workshops, and teen retreats, and they have the chance to develop and utilize their skills and talents to positively impact the lives of others. The coolest part is, as leaders, they are the ones making the decisions here.
Each year, 4-H teens in Rockingham County are invited to apply to become part of the Youth Leadership Team. Advisors will review the applications and select a minimum of five members to fill the roles of President, Vice President, Treasurer, Secretary, and Teen Commissioner.
How to Join
To join, youth members must submit an application to the Rockingham County 4-H office.
County YLT applications are due July 15. It is important to share with the YLT advisor if you are interested in being the Communications Chair, as that person also sits on the Teen Conference Commission, and begins planning with that team in early September.
In addition to the County Youth Leadership Team, New Hampshire 4-H has a teen leadership structure that includes a State Youth Leadership Team (SYLT), which is a team of five teens typically in their Junior and Senior year of high school, that have shown time and again that they have a desire to try new things and have demonstrated the core 4-H values of respect, honesty, responsibility, empathy and helping. State YLT applications are due July 1.
YLT Leadership Positions
- President: The role of the President is to lead the 4-H Ambassador program, enthusiastically and in a timely manner plan and develop meeting agendas, lead community service efforts, coordinate fellow Ambassadors to help all 4-H programs, conduct the 4-H Ambassadors meetings using Roberts’ Rules of Order, provide overall guidance to the meetings, and participate in 4-H county events as requested.
- Vice President: Fill in as the President in their absence while also providing support to the subcommittees as needed or assigned; participate in county events as requested.
- Secretary: Take notes of meeting discussions and decisions at all 4-H Ambassador meetings. In the event of being unable to attend a meeting, to coordinate an alternate to take the minutes of the meeting before the meeting date; provide those notes to the 4-H Ambassadors after the meeting through email; participate in county events as requested.
- Treasurer: Provide a report of funds received and expended to the 4-H Ambassadors at the monthly meeting; participate in county events as requested.
- Teen Commissioner: This role requires your participation in the Teen Commission planning committee that meets monthly and has overnights. These meetings are done in-person and online. As a Teen Commissioner, you will be required to attend the Teen Conference and participate in a leadership role. This is a substantial commitment, and your advisors will work with you to help manage your time and county commitments.