Explanation of 4-H Club Communications Project

Jennifer Terrell, K-State Extension Agent

4-H Communications

In the communications project, Youth will learn to interpret verbal and nonverbal information, develop effective public speaking skills, enhance written and spoken communication, defend a point, design a presentation and much more!

There is 4-H Curriculum that can be purchased for anyone interested in the communications project. Here is a breakdown of what youth can learn at different levels:

Ages 7-8:

  • Learn responses to bullying

  • Decode a message

  • Write a letter

  • Give a project talk

Ages 9-11:

  • Give and receive directions using directional and transitional words

  • Write a speech and critique it

  • Write a press release 

  • Create and give a demonstration or illustrated talk

Ages 14-18:

  • Discover what causes a communication gap

  • Create and give a demonstration or illustrated talk

  • Plan, research, outline and present a speech

  • Debate an issue

  • Prepare a resume and interview for a job or office

In addition to the curriculum, youth are also offered the opportunity to attend project meetings held by volunteers. Each year, youth are able to demonstrate their hard work locally at club meetings, 4-H Day, the county fair and depending on age and placing, the Kansas State Fair.

The communications project is a great opportunity for youth to learn important life skills. For more information about this project or the workshop, contact Jennifer K. Terrell, 4-H Youth Development for K-State Research and Extension – Southwind District at [email protected] or 620-244-3826.

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