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By Jessi Williams for the News-Herald
4-H has given hundreds of fashion-forward individuals the opportunity to hone their skills in sewing, design, needlework, modeling and body image projects. Now those who enjoy participating in these 4-H events can take their 4-H experience a step further by applying to participate as a member or adult mentor in the 4-H Fashion Leadership Board.
The board is a new 4-H offering available to those who have prior experience with 4-H fashion-related projects. Youth applicants must be in the ninth through 12th grade for the year they will be serving. The one-year terms will not begin until next school year. 4-H members must be working on a 4-H project in a fashion-related area.
Board members will have the opportunity to improve on their personal skills as well as gain an awareness of the variety of available industry careers. They will also promote and provide leadership within their home county with 4-H fashion-related projects. Board members are also in charge of planning the 4-H State Fashion Revue and must play a significant role during the revue. They must also participate in family and consumer sciences day at the Kentucky State Fair, which is the second Saturday of the state fair.
Board members must attend all regular board meetings and participate in advanced educational opportunities. As many as 16 young people will be selected as board members.
Adult volunteers or 4-H youth development agents can apply to be a mentor to the board. A maximum of four adults will serve in that capacity. Interested applicants must be an approved volunteer through their county of residence and have a high interest or past experience in 4-H fashion-related projects.
Youth applications are due May 1. Board members will be announced at 4-H Teen Conference in June. Adult mentor applications are due March 1, and mentors will be named by April 1.
For an application, contact the Owen County Cooperative Extension Service.
Jessi Williams is the Owen County Extension Agent for 4-H Youth Development.