Established in 1993, the Coffey County 4-H Ambassadors are a group of committed 4-H members who work closely with County Agents and Advisors to promote 4-H, organize and narrate events, and become positive role models for other members of the community. The requirements for becoming an ambassador include, but are not limited to:
- Commitment to the Coffey County 4-H Program, including attending at least 10 of your 4-H Club's meetings
- Positive attitude about 4-H and all other 4-H members
- Willingness to promote 4-H to the public
- Willingness to participate in Ambassador functions and leadership activities, such as:
- Introduce new families to the 4-H program at a Project Enrollment Fair and be available to answer questions
- National 4-H week promotion on the radio, delivering table tents to restaurants, taking posters to businesses, sponsoring the window display contest for the clubs, etc
- Help organize and/or narrate the Achievement banquet, 4-H Day, Awards Ceremony at the Fair
- Organize, plan, and conduct a Coffey County 4-H Promotional activity
- Do a community service activity each quarter of the year, including 48 Hours of 4-H in October
- Serve as an irreproachable representative of the Coffey County 4-H program. Especially when attending out-of-county events
- Presentations to civic groups
- Help promote 4-H through various media (I.e radio, school newspaper, web posting, social networking
Ambassadors must also attend one of 3 Kansas 4-H events in their first 2 years of service: State Ambassador Training, Kansas Youth Leadership Forum, or Discovery Days.
To become a 4-H Ambassador, a 4-Her must apply by the designated deadline each year, usually established in June. After applying, the individual must complete an interview process. Only two ambassadors per club, per year may be selected.