National 4-H Healthy Living Youth Ambassador Roles and Responsibilities

 National 4-H Healthy Living Youth Ambassador Roles and Responsibilities



National 4-H Healthy Living Youth Ambassadors are an asset in accomplishing the goals and outcomes of the National 4-H Healthy Living Mission Mandate. 4-H Youth Ambassadors work closely with the National 4-H Healthy Living Regional Facilitators and are considered an integral part of the National 4-H Healthy Living Management Team.

The National 4-H Healthy Living Management Team consists of staff from 4-H National Headquarters, U.S. Department of Agriculture, National 4-H Council, 4-H Healthy Living Youth Ambassadors, and the 4-H Healthy Living Regional Facilitators. The National Management Team members are responsible for ensuring the 4-H Healthy Living Strategic Framework is implemented and achieved. The Management Team:

  • Helps set and achieve the goals in the National 4-H Healthy Living Strategic Framework
  • Supports the work of key 4-H Healthy Living components–professional development, programming/curriculum and evaluation — and supports the marketing and web development work at National 4-H Council
  • Participates in conference calls and face-to-face meetings, providing valuable feedback and bringing up issues from the states/regions.
  • Works closely with 4-H National Headquarters and National 4-H Council to provide support and feedback about the 4-H Healthy Living Mission Mandate work.
  • Provides advice and support to the Resource Development team at National 4-H Council as they develop grant proposals, seek funding, and implement programs.


4-H Healthy Living Youth Ambassador

Time Required:   3-5 hours per month minimum requirement

Length of Term: 2 years

Age of applicants: 16-21 by September 1st of year of application


  • Participate in 4-H Healthy Living face-to-face meetings at the National 4-H Conference Center in Chevy Chase Maryland. All travel expenses will be covered.
  • Participate in regular youth and overall National Management Team conference calls.
  • Work with the National 4-H Healthy Regional Coordinators to help plan and support 4-H Healthy Living programs.
  • Inform 4-H youth, 4-H volunteers, 4-H educators, University faculty and other interested persons about 4-H Healthy Living opportunities and resources;
  • Share program ideas and resources with youth peers that will help strengthen and expand 4-H Healthy Living programs;
  • Actively pursue state/local partnerships and networks to expand 4-H Healthy Living programmatic efforts and learning experiences.
  • Represent 4-H in a positive light and serve as a youth voice for 4-H Healthy Living.


  • Leadership experience in the 4-H program at the County, State and/or National level
  • A passion for and active engagement in one of the key areas of 4-H Healthy Living: nutrition, physical activity, alcohol-tobacco-drug intervention, safety or social-emotional health (such as bullying or teen mental health)
  • An interest in sharing knowledge to enhance youth educational experiences;
  • Excellent social media skills
  • Ability to work with county/local/community and state level professionals to share resources and opportunities;
  • The ability to communicate effectively with 4-H Healthy Living leaders, volunteers, and funders
  • A willingness to promote the 4-H Healthy Living Strategic Framework.

 Benefit Received:

  • Enhance and promote 4-H Healthy Living educational experiences
  • Enhance your 4-H Healthy Living conceptual understanding and skills;
  • Network with peers and healthy living leaders around the nation;
  • Play a leadership role in moving forward the 4-H Healthy Living mission
  • Enhance your professional development opportunities
  • Increase your knowledge and skills for implementing and managing 4-H Healthy Living programs.

Prepared by National 4-H Healthy Living Youth Ambassadors: Rachel Fay, Lynzee Flores, Danielle Newman, Sean Russell and Andrea Vessel

National 4-H Healthy Living Ambassador Application final 

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