4-H Teen Council
Purpose: Teen Council is the county
4-H leadership organization for teen 4-H club members. Its purpose is to help teen 4-Hers develop leadership skills, while helping to build a strong county
4-H program. Teens from all county clubs are encouraged to participate.
Meetings: 1st Wednesday’s of each month
A typical meeting includes a short business meeting and program such as team-building, leadership and games, and also includes breakout committee meetings lead by the officer team.
The program is open to all 4-H members between the ages of 13 to 18. 4-H members can join as soon as they turn 13. New members can join at any time during the year. It includes representatives from the 4-H Clubs and groups in the county.
Each member serves on one of the following committees, chaired by one of the four elected officers. Committees meet during the regular Teen Council meetings.
• Leadership (Chaired by President): Plans and leads leadership programs including Officer’s Training.
• Community Engagement (Service Learning) (Chaired by Vice President): Plans and leads regular servicing learning projects, seeking to involve all New Hanover County 4-H members.
• Activities (Chaired by Secretary): Plans and leads Teen Council social activities and fair booth, and countywide special events including Awards Day.
• Hospitality (Chaired by Reporter): Leads opening welcome and get acquainted activities at the beginning of each Teen Council meeting; makes new members feel welcome to Teen Council; serves as host/hostess during countywide events such as
4-H Awards Day.
New Hanover County 4-H TEEN Council Officers – 2018
President: Liz Sharpe
Vice President: Madilyn Smith
Secretary: Aidan Shepard
Reporter: Bailey Smith
To join Teen Council, contact J. Scott Enroughty, Extension Agent, 4-H Youth Development at firstname.lastname@example.org