Become A 4-H Junior Leader

(BEDFORD) – Purdue Extension-Lawrence County is looking for Junior Leaders.

4-H members in grades 7-12 may enroll in the Junior Leader project. This program focuses on the development of leadership skills, as well as service learning and fellowship, according to 4-H and Youth Development Educator Lesley Lodmell.
Junior Leaders provide guidance to younger 4-H members, assist with local and county 4-H activities, complete community service projects, meet new friends, and have FUN!
Kaia Atkinson-Leaneagh is the Vice President of the Lawrence Junior Leaders program and is a freshman this year.
“We do a lot of volunteer work, we do meetings in the office and outside the office… We work with Becky’s Place, Life Food Pantry… We also clean up the fair grounds every year. We clean up the bushes, trim the trees, we weed,” she added.
In the summer, Junior Leaders assist with activities at the fair and operate a food booth stand during the county fair with little adult supervision.
Among other activities, they host a Junior Leader Etiquette Dinner as part of some of the leadership and life skills training, Lodmell added.
There’s still time to join Junior Leaders before this year’s Etiquette Dinner March 7.
You can learn more by contacting Lodmell at or the office at 812-275-4623.