District and Local Events
4-H Day: Speaking skillfully before an audience is one of the hallmarks that Kansas 4-H members have been successfully doing for over 100 years. Kansas youth through 4-H have learned the skills necessary to get up before an audience and eloquently speak. 4-H has helped youth learn the skills necessary to clearly organize and present thoughts and ideas through project talks, demonstrations, illustrated talks and public speaking presentations. The complete Kansas 4-H communication fact sheet series is listed below. These may be helpful to Kansas 4-H families as they begin to prepare for county 4-H day presentations.
Kansas 4-H Communication Fact Sheet Series:
- 1.0 Presentation Overview
- 2.0 Project Talks
- 3.0 Demonstrations
- 3.1 Demonstration/Illustrated Talk Outline Planning Sheet
- 4.0 Illustrated Talks
- 5.0 Public Speaking
- 6.0 Presentation Tips
- 7.0 Preparing and Using Visual Aids
- 8.0 Presentation Brainstorming
State and National Yearly Events
Citizenship In Auction: Held in February, for youth ages 13-18 - Would you like to have more influence in laws and rules that affect your life? Then you’ll want to go to Kansas 4-H Citizenship in Action! The purpose of the event is for Kansas youth to learn how the state legislative process works and how their voice and participation in decision-making can make a difference in their local communities. The legislative visit will not only familiarize youth with the capitol building, but will also show them how they can affect the legislative process.This two day event is sponsored by the State 4-H Youth Leadership Council.
Discovery Days: Last week of May/First week of June, for youth ages 13-18 - Discovery Days offers classes and tours about 4-H projects, careers, hobbies, community service and more!
Kansas Youth Leadership Forum (KYLF): Held in Nonvember full weekend before Thanksgiving, for youth ages 14-18 - Come and build your leadership skills and potential through workshops, consulting groups, inspirational speakers and more.
Kansas State Fair: Held the second through the 3 weekend Of September - Kansas 4-H projects provide members positive ways to learn as they complete their projects. Fairs are also one way to exhibit and showcase what skills 4-H members have learned throughout the year.