I hope that your summer is off to a great start! As we just concluded our premier teen leadership event, State 4-H Congress, I wanted to share with you a link to two publications that Billie Jean Elmer and I authored as a resource for you in your teen leadership and development programming efforts. The first publication is titled: “Preparing Teens for Opportunities Beyond the Local Level” and the second is “Recruitment and Retention of Teens”. You will find the publications at the following links: http://pubs.ext.vt.edu/4-H/4H-283/4H-283.html and http://pubs.ext.vt.edu/4-H/4H-284/4H-284.html. These two publications are part of a teen leadership and development series of fact sheets that we are working on. When complete, there will be a total of six; so, be on the lookout for more to come. A special thank you to the peer reviewers of these publications for your suggestions and comments! We hope that you enjoy reading these pubs and find them practical and beneficial in your programming efforts! If you should have any questions regarding these publications or teen programming in general, please don’t hesitate to contact me.
Thanks for all you do!