USU Extension 4-H hosting Teen Leadership Training at Utah State this week

WHAT: This week over 200 youth grades 9-12 will gather at Utah State University for Teen Leadership Training (TLT), a three-day 4-H leadership conference.

WHERE: Utah State University campus

WHEN: October 15-17


The theme this year is “We Are 4-H.” Participants will learn how to identify challenges and problems in their home communities and find ways to make a difference. Starting Thursday afternoon and running through Saturday, they will participate in a variety of activities designed to enhance their ability to lead in their clubs and communities.

On Thursday evening, award-winning performer and motivational speaker Preston Pugmire will address the youth.

On Friday, 4-H State Ambassadors will lead workshops on teamwork, trust, public speaking, service and dating.

In order to create an immersive college experience for potential students, the admissions office has arranged for youth to attend the USU-Boise State football game Friday night. Youth will join Big Blue and the USU Cheer Squad for a tailgate party on the TSC Patio at 5 p.m. They will be addressed by Tad Sorenson, admissions office assistant director for recruitment and Brian Warnick, associate dean of academic programs and student services in the College of Agriculture and Applied Sciences. Following the game is a dance at 10 p.m.

On Saturday, youth will learn about the different levels of leadership in Utah 4-H. They will learn how to move from being a 4-H participant at a club level to holding a leadership position on the state level.

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