The 4-H Shooting Sports Teen Ambassador Board will provide a venue for 4-H Teens to:

    1. Represent 4-H and specifically 4-H Shooting Sports for public relations purposes at special events; at donor/supporter functions and with the general public, peer groups, 4-H groups, community service groups, schools and media contacts.
    2. Serve as spokespersons for the KY 4-H Shooting Sports program in their District and State -helping to make 4-H Shooting Sports programs more visible.
    3. Further develop their skills in leadership, public presentation, citizenship, community service, public relations and team building.
    4. Assist in maintaining relations with 4-H Faculty and Cooperative Extension Administrators as well as past, present and future program donors and supporters.
    5. Continue and expand their involvement in 4-H Shooting Sports beyond the shooting skills and competitive levels.
    6. Stay actively connected with the 4-H Shooting Sports program as they enter their collegiate years and further into adulthood.

Participants: Two representatives allowed per District
Age Eligibility: Minimum of 15 years of age up to 17 years of age
Shooting Sports Teen Coach Certification: Required.
Term: 1 year term. Board members may not serve on any other state teen board while serving as Ambassador.
Contact your County 4-H Agent for more information and to apply for the Board.
Ambassador Teen Board Application 2017-2018    WORD   PDF   and Ambassador Fact Sheet

 If a county/club is interested in having an Ambassador visit and present to a group, a TAB Request Form must be completed and submitted to the Extension Specialist for Shooting Sports at dfox@uky.edu. It can also be faxed to 859-257-7180.  Once received, the Specialist will contact the county to confirm approval for the Ambassador to attend.

MEET OUR 2016-17 SHOOTING SPORTS TEEN AMBASSADORS:

THE TEEN AMBASSADOR BOARD WITH ADULT MENTOR, CHANDLER YOUNG AND TRAINERS,

PATRICK ROOD, SPENCER CO. AND CALVIN ANDRIES, FRANKLIN CO.


Timothy Gillum

District 1 - Elliott County 

Hello, my name is Timothy Gillum from Elliott Co. I have been in 4-H Shooting Sports for 5 years.  I have been the 4-H Vice-President of our club for 1 year and President of the club for 3 years.  I am certified in Shotgun as a Teen Coach and have attended Shooting Sports Camp.  I am currently taking Leadership Classes in school through the Junior Reserve Officer Training Corp (JROTC). I have worked with youth in my church and in the National Archery in the Schools Program (NASP).

 Contact Timothy at gillumtimothy00@yahoo.com or 606-339-0722. 


Mason Malin

District 4 - Bourbon County 

Hello, I’m Mason Malin, and I’m from Bourbon County. I’ve been in 4-H Shooting Sports for 8 years. Right now I am certified as a Teen Coach in Archery but will get my Trap certification in the spring.  I shoot Trap, Archery, and .22 Rifle.  I am a big supporter of Trapshooting.  Shooting Trap in 4-H has shown me a discipline that I love. Now I've been all over this side of the country shooting from Illinois to Florida.  Being a part of 4-H has helped me to become a better leader and also develop my communication skills.  Besides 4-H, I am also involved in FFA, my High School Trap team, and the Amateur Trapshooting Association program.

Contact Mason at masonmalin@icloud.com or 859-707-3888. 

 


Taylor Wesley

District 4 - Lincoln County

Hello, my name is Taylor Wesley. I am one of the District 4 Teen Ambassadors. I am a sophomore at Lincoln County High School. I have been in 4-H for 8 years. I have been in Kentucky 4-H Shooting Sports for 6 years. I am a certified teen coach in archery. I compete in Archery, BB Rifle, and .22 Pistol. I am involved in my high school's First Priority, Beta Club, Health Occupations Students of America, and the National Archery in the Schools Program. I am a member of my high school archery team and have been for 3 years. I take AP courses and strive to be the best I can be. I really enjoy helping youth learn how to shoot archery and firearms correctly. I believe that safety comes first in anything you do.

Contact Taylor at Taylor.wesley@stu.lincoln.kyschools.us or 606-425-0013. 

 


Caleb Enlow

District 5 - Nelson County

Hi, I’m Caleb Enlow from Nelson Co. I am 16 and started in 4-H Shooting Sports as a Cloverbud in 2007.  During my time in 4-H, I have been certified to teach Hunter Challenge and Rifle.  I have been a Teen Coach at Shooting Sports Camp for the last three years.  I am the current Vice-President for the Nelson Co. Shooting Sports Club.  I am also involved in FFA, 4-H Forestry, National Archery in the Schools Program (NASP), Youth Hunter Education Challenge (YHEC) and the Nelson Co. Teen Council.

 Contact Caleb at longhunter2698@gmail.com or 502-507-8701.


Stephen Bolin

District 5 - Nelson County

Hello, my name is Stephen Bolin from Nelson Co.  I am 18 years of age and a senior in High School. I have been in 4-H since I can remember.  I have been in most clubs that 4-H offers; Shooting Sports is my favorite.  My life in Shooting Sports began when I was 8 years old and attending Shooting Sports Camp.  I watched the Teen Coaches at camp and thought I want to do that! I’m now a Teen Coach in Shotgun and have helped at Camp for the past two years as a Shotgun Coach. I’m now looking forward to this year as a Teen Ambassador from District 5.

Contact Stephen at stephenpbolin@gmail.com or 502-249-9721.

 

Nathan Adkins

District 6 - Warren County

My name is Nathan Adkins, and I have been in Shooting Sports for 4 years.  I am a Teen Ambassador for District 6.  I am currently the President of the Warren Co. Shooting Sports Club.  I am a Teen Coach, certified in Trap and Archery. I plan to attend Spring Certification for Rifle.  I have attended the State Competition for 3 years. In Shooting Sports, I participate in Trap, Archery, .22 Rifle, 22 Pistol, and Black Powder.  I am also involved in the National Archery in the Schools Program (NASP), ROTC, FFA, and the FFA Trap Team.

Contact Nathan at rottychantz@gmail.com or 270-599-3537.


Audrie Swain

District 7 - McCracken County

Hello. My name is Audrie Swain. I’m the District 7 Teen Ambassador. I’m a senior at McCracken County High School. I am highly in involved in both my school as well as my community. I am the President of my Health Occupations Students of America chapter and Historian for my 4-H Teen Club. I’m involved in clubs such as: Environmental Club, National Honors Society, BETA, and Fellowship of Christian Athletes. I’m certified as a Teen Coach in Shotgun. I have been in 4-H for 4 years.

Contact Audrie at aswain99@bellsouth.net or 270-559-3326.

 


Chandler Young

Chandler Young - Adult Mentor

Chandler Young has participated in the 4-H Shooting Sports Education Program for 8 years and has been involved with 4-H for 10 years. During his tenure in 4-H Shooting Sports, he attended Shooting Sports Camp as a teen, served as a Teen Coach, and was trained as a National 4-H Shooting Sports Ambassador. Upon receiving the challenge from National 4-H Shooting Sports to start a state-level Ambassador Program, he and fellow Ambassador, Audrey Bolin, immediately began to work on the program. Chandler now serves as an Adult Shooting Sports coach in the disciplines of Black Powder and Shotgun for his home county, Nelson County, an Adult Coach for the State Shooting Sports Camp, and the Adult Mentor to the Kentucky4-H Shooting Sports Teen Ambassador Board.


Ambassador Photos by Debra Spillman

 

The 2013-2014 Teen Ambassadors organized and sponsored a "Change for Children" fundraiser to benefit Kosair's Children Hospital at the Spring Coach's Workshop March 2014.  They were successful in raising $208.75 for the charity.  Great job Ambassadors and coaches.  Many thanks for the donations.