The 4-H Junior Leader Workshop (JLW)-“ Destination: Bright Future” was held October 20-21 at Faith Haven Camp near Battle Lake.  This camp is designed to inspire and enable each participant to uncover unique abilities, develop greater confidence and master strategies for success as a leader in their 4-H program. A total of 40 youth in grades 6-9 attended, representing six 4-H programs to forge their path and create a bright future for themselves and others.

  Youth participants are part of different planning committees. These committees are used as vehicles to empower youth to become more confident, learn to work as part of a team and to showcase their skills to others.  Committee members plan activities and implement them throughout the camp.  Committees are guided by Continuing Committee Members (CCM’s) who were selected after last year’s JLW through an application process.   

  In addition to working in their committees, youth took part in workshops to further develop their leadership skills. 

Workshops included: Team building, trust, communication, problem solving, stress management, creating a welcoming environment, exploring the Minnesota 4-H State ambassador program and learning about themselves.

  For more information about 4-H contact the East Otter Tail County Extension Office at (218) 385-5420.