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:
Educational Display Resources
The Following links are provided to help 4-H'ers as they prepare to create an educational display for public exhibition:
Delivering a 4-H public presentation is just one of the many ways participants develop skills for life. The following link shows the 4-H Targeting Life Skills Model and the many valuable skills learned and assets developed through the 4-H Public Presentation event and similar activities.
Public demonstration Resources
4-H & Youth Development
University of Alaska Fairbanks
Cooperative Extension State Office
308 Tanana Loop, Room 209
Fairbanks, AK 99775