The PASE/Life Challenge Youth Advisory Board provides a means for youth to participate in the planning of state events and use leadership skills to create a positive environment for Nebraska 4-H PASE and Life Challenge.
The Youth Advisory Board is an event board whose members are selected by the PASE/Life Challenge Event Coordinators. The board advises the coordinators on youth issues and serves as a means for youth involved in PASE/Life Challenge to become active members in the events and to have an official voice in shaping the experiences. The board is made up of 12 4-H'ers between the ages of 14 and 19. Each board member serves a one-year term with the option to reapply each year. Any current Nebraska 4-H'er who has attended PASE/Life Challenge within the previous two years is eligible.
2016 Board Members
I am a very active member in the Pearl Creek where I exhibit market and breeding beef and static exhibits including citizenship, photography, cooking, and sewing. I participate in livestock judging, meats judging, skill-a-thon, organizing community service projects, camp counselor, and am currently serving my second consecutive term as a youth representative on my local 4-H Council. An important role model in my life is my mom. My mom has taught me that I have to work hard for what I want in life, and that success comes in many forms and is a long journey and doesn't happen over night.
I am 16 and I actively participate in the Lancaster County Fair and enjoy projects such as photography, showing sheep and rabbits, and clothing. I volunteer a lot with my 4-H club and independently and greatly enjoy helping the community as well as having fun doing it! My biggest role model in my life is my mom because she is always kind to everyone and manages her time between work, family, friends, and faith. She is always willing to teach and guide me through obstacles and challenges, be there for my accomplishments and defeats, and is always there for me no matter what. These are skills that I greatly admire and wish to possess and use as well as her.
I have enjoyed participating in a wide variety of 4-H activities such as; shooting sports, Dog Club, speaking contests, interview judging, photography, 4-H fashion show, sewing, leather work, pie baking, PASE/Life Challenge, and many other events. I have some wonderful role models in my life, but the first one that comes to mind is my mother. She is always very encouraging, helps me try new things, and is always there for me. I am so excited to be part of the PASE/Life Challenge team.
I am a sophomore in high school where I am involved in golf, band, jazz band, and speech. In 4-H, my favorite project areas include food and nutrition, cake decorating, home environment, horticulture, and rabbits. I am a youth member of our 4-H council where I was elected secretary. I am a member of our county junio leaders where I also serve as secretary. I am also involved in 4-H PASE/Life Challenge (3 years), Empower Youth (5 years), County Fair Foods Jr. Superintendent, State Fair volunteer (presentations contest), active quad county member (Hamilton, York, Polk, Merrick). My important 4-H model is Christi Aycock, my county 4-H Council president.
I show livestock such as; cattle, sheep, swine, and chickens, and I participate in most static exhibits at the fair, like cooking, sewing, welding, woodworking, food science, and youth in motion. Other 4-H activities that I participate in outside of the fair are; shooting sports, FFA, tennis, and livestock judging team. A very big role model in my life would have to be my mother.
As a 4-H'er, I have focused on clothing and textile projects. Outside of projects for the County Fair, I have competed in Life Challenge contests for 6 years and was a member of the Nebraska 4-H Youth Curriculum Committee. 4-H has allowed me to travel through the Citizenship Washington Focus Trip to Washington D.C. and the National 4-H Congress in Atlanta, Georgia. I was a member of the 2014 National 4-H Congress Design Team and I am a Nebraska representative for the 2016 National 4-H Conference. To share my love of 4-H, volunteer weekly to plan and teach an hour long 4-H lesson at an after school program in my local community. I am also the c0-leader of a small 4-H club that focuses on clothing and textiles. For the past two summers, I have worked at my local county Extension office helping coworkers prep for fair and aiding with various 4-H workshops. Important role models in my life have been the Extension educators and the 4-H aide in my county.