The ability to effectively communicate is one of the most important life skills a young person can learn.
From the earliest stage of membership 4-H'ers learn to become effective communicators by demonstrating their knowledge of chosen topics through Public Presentations and Educational Displays.
The 4-H program offers a variety of public opportunities for youth to practice and polish their Public Presentation and communication skills, and incentivizes their efforts through contests, personal achievement awards, recognition, and event scholarships.
Public Presentation Resources
The following links have been provided to help 4-H'ers as they prepare to deliver a public presentation, demonstration, speech or other related public performance:
This presentation was originally delivered to participants in the Kenai Peninsula 4-H District's Annual Rally Day event at the Kenai Peninsula College on February 1, 2014. 4-H members, parents and club leaders are encouraged to use this tool to help prepare for any upcoming speaking opportunities.
"Speak Up and Speak Often"
Educational Display Resources
The Following links are provided to help 4-H'ers as they prepare to create an educational display for public exhibition:
4-H & Youth Development
University of Alaska Fairbanks
Cooperative Extension State Office
308 Tanana Loop, Room 209
Fairbanks, AK 99775