Every 4-H’er has a story, and every story is worth telling! The Delaware 4-H Youth in Action (YIA) award is a premiere opportunity for youth to share their stories of how 4-H has changed their lives and how they have, in turn, impacted others.
This award honors four Delaware 4-H’ers who have gained critical life skills through their 4-H experience and have utilized those skills to overcome a challenge or challenges they have faced. Every honoree is an outstanding 4-H’er who epitomizes 4-H youth empowerment and leadership. The 2018 awards will highlight youth in each of our core areas. Through a formal selection process, one awardee will be chosen within each pillar area:
- Youth in Action: Agriculture
- Youth in Action: Citizenship
- Youth in Action: Healthy Living
- Youth in Action: STEM
The YIA Awards are presented at The Delaware State Fair during the 4-H Awards Ceremony on Saturday, July 28, 2018. Applicants should be a current 4-H member or recent alumni within the United States, ages 16-19. The winner in each of the four pillar areas will receive a $250 monetary award, and their applications will be forwarded on to National 4-H Council as the Delaware 4-H representative for the National Youth in Action Awards program.
The application and additional information about these awards can be found on the State 4-H website under the “Awards” section of the menu. We encourage any eligible 4-H member to submit an application by July 1, 2018. We look forward to each of you having the opportunity to tell and share your 4-H story! If you have any questions about this award, please contact your respective County 4-H Office or the State 4-H Office at (302) 831-2509.