Nebraska 4-H Program Priority

Leadership Development

young adults engage in leadership skill building activity

Nebraska 4-H Youth Development Program Priority

Leadership Development

Nebraska 4-H fosters youth's commitment to their communities and growing future leaders. Through community development programs, youth develop and exercise leadership skills, gain a greater awareness of their civic responsibilities, participate in service projects, be represented on community decision bodies, and be engaged, well-informed citizens who are active in their local and global communities. 

Through these programs, youth practice critical life skills, including


Contributing to group effort


Problem solving




Decision making


Accepting Differences



Signature Programs


Leadership Summit

Middle School

Leadership Summit equips youth with an awareness of the gifts they can offer to their families, friends, teams, and communities. Young people engage in leadership discovery, a personality trait assessment, and interactive leadership development activities to build their knowledge of interpersonal and teamwork skills. 

Leadership Summit

Additional Statewide Programs

Youth Leadership Conference


The Nebraska 4-H Youth Leadership Conference is an opportunity for all youth ages 14-18 to build connections with peers from across the state, learn from adult mentors, and develop and practice leadership skills. Youth do not need to be enrolled in 4-H to attend the conference. The 4-H Youth Leadership Conference is planned and facilitated by the 4-H Youth Leadership Conference Ambassadors.

Youth Leadership Conference

Youth Leadership Conference Ambassadors


4-H Youth Leadership Conference Ambassadors serve as the planning committee for the 4-H Youth Leadership Conference. Ambassadors meet on a monthly basis to plan and prepare for the conference while also developing their own leadership skills. By serving as an Ambassador, youth have the opportunity to build connections with peers from across the state, learn from adult mentors, and take a leadership role in planning the annual 4-H Youth Leadership Conference.

Youth Leadership Conference Ambassadors

Priceless Preteen

Priceless Preteens is a highly interactive leadership development program that helps students recognize their leadership strengths and determine when and how to apply those strengths to their schools, families, and communities.

Teen Leadership

More information coming soon!

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