You have the opportunity to learn life skills that are important to be effective leaders of yourselves and of groups. Through this project, you will set goals for your leadership development and then participate in hands-on activities from the project manuals that are designed to develop these skills. Junior Leaders (for 4-H members in grades 7-12) is one specific program for youth in Marion County to practice being a leader.

leadership project INFOrmation

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How can you showcase what you learned?

Select a project mentor to assist you with your project. Set goals for what you wish to accomplish in the Leadership project. Select activities from the manual you wish to complete this year.

What are the guidelines for showcasing/ exhibiting your project at the fair?
exhibit guidelines:
    • Cloverbud 4-H members: Create a poster with photos and descriptions of how you have learned about and practiced leadership.
      • Note: A reference list must be included with your poster or notebook.

Junior Leader Resume: Submit a life skills résumé to highlight what you have learned through 4-H. The life skills resume is the format you will need to fill out when applying for state scholarships and other awards. Your résumé should be placed in a folder or report cover with your exhibit tag placed on the lower right corner of the outside cover. 


  • Cloverbud 4-H members--no scorecard

Classic 4-H members: Could your project advance to the state fair? Leadership, yes. Jr. Leaders, no.

How can you learn more about this project? (e.g., manuals, workshops)

You can learn about leadership by doing one of the activity guides below:

 Visit Indiana 4-H’s Leadership and Junior Leaders webpages for more resources. 

Don’t forget to check with your local 4-H Club for more suggestions!

Contact Linda Bauknecht lbauknecht4h@gmail.com if you are interested in joining Marion County Junior Leaders. 

Leadership is not eligible for the Indiana State Fair. Read the exhibit guidelines carefully.