Junior Leaders

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The Junior Leader project allows 4-H members in grades 7-12 the opportunity to provide their Adult 4-H Volunteers with additional assistance in their 4-H Clubs and related activities. Jr. Leaders also serve as mentors and role models to the younger 4-H members by sharing their experiences with them. Many counties offer county-wide opportunities for Jr. Leaders to meet and serve the community.

College Majors

  • Human Services
  • Law and Society
  • Organizational Leadership and Supervision
  • Political Science
  • Prelaw
  • Public Relations and Strategic Communications
  • Management


  • ​​Community Service
  • Law
  • Politics and Public Speaking

Project Resources

The #Adulting 101 resources have been developed for use with Indiana 4-H Junior Leaders. These lessons provide information on some basic skills that youth will need as they enter adulthood. The lessons can be completed as a group or individually. The lessons are numbered, but may be completed in any order.

Click here for a link to the December 2020 Webinar for Jr. Leader Advisors and Jr. Leader Officers.

Click here for a recording of a session designed to introduce the new Jr. Leader resources.

Table of Contents Cover Page

Lesson 1: Wheels, Deals, and Automobiles

Lesson 2: Why Credit Matters
Lesson 3: Rock the Vote! Lesson 4: Tackling Your Laundry Pile
Lesson 5: Schemes, Scams, & Ploys
Lesson 6: Medicine 101
Lesson 7: Understanding Taxes
Lesson 8: Become the Iron Chef in Your Kitchen

A number of Citizenship Resources have been compiled to help teens talk about issues we are experiencing in the world today. 

Resources for Advisors who work with 4-H Junior Leader programs are provided here. These resources are designed to help you effectively organize and advise the youth participating in the program.

Resources to provide a consistent brand to the Indiana 4-H Junior Leader Program are provided here. Included are graphics that can be used in conjunction with the Purdue/Extension/4-H co-branding graphics.