4-H Junior Leader Project

Junior leaders develop skills in the areas of civic engagement, leadership, entrepreneurship and more through a variety of hands-on experiences throughout the year.

Who is eligible:
Any youth enrolled in 4-H in school grades 7-12

Project Guidelines:
Each member must do the following to complete the Boone County Junior Leader project

Completion Guidelines:

  • 4-Hers must complete a Junior Leader record sheet and turn in by the last day of the fair to the Jr. Leader Stand
  • 4-Hers must be in grades 7 or above


Choose what works for you from below:

  1. You may work two, three-hour shifts in the Junior Leader booth or communications booth, during the week of the fair, for a total of six hours
  2. You may work one, three-hour shift during the week of the fair in the booth. Plus, you may do three hours of work at the fairgrounds prior to the fair.
    • (This may include work on the grounds for fair set-up)
  3. You may work six hours of 4-H community service with a verified signature and written details of what was done with hours documented
  4. You may combine a shift with fair work, 4-H community service work, or with assisting the Mini 4-H at their meetings. Each meeting would be equivalent to one, three-hour shift worked at the fair.

4-H Community Service includes, but is not limited to helping at Project Fair, 4-H BBQ, 4-H marketing at community events, helping with other fair volunteer shifts, helping in the Extension Office throughout the year.


Junior Leaders generally meets on the fourth Monday of each month from 7p-8p at the 4-H Fairgrounds. Meeting dates can be found on Events Calendar at http://extension.purdue.edu/boone