Kentucky 4-H Shooting Sports Teen Ambassador Board 

Description

Kentucky 4-H believes that all youth should have opportunities for positive youth development in our four guiding concepts: mastery, belonging, independence, and generosity. The Teen Ambassador Board fosters mastery by empowering members to research, develop, present and teach concepts related to shooting sports and natural resources, belonging by building relationships with other 4-H’ers from across the state with similar interests, independence by encouraging the development of youth lead committees, and generosity through the planning of, and participation in, regular service projects.


Requirements

Applicants must:

  • Be between the 4-H age (age as of Jan. 1st of current year) of 14 to 17 at the time of application.
  • Be a Kentucky resident.
  • Be a certified teen coach in at least one discipline and active in their county shooting sports program. **
  • Be committed to accepting responsibility and following through on tasks.
  • Attend and participate in all board meetings, Summit, Shooting Sports Camp, Teen Conference, and State Competition (see application for list of dates).
  • Be responsible for their own expenses and travel arrangements for and from board meetings and activities.
  • Serve a full one (1) year term, beginning at Teen Conference through the next year’s State Competition, and may not serve on any other state teen board while serving as an Ambassador.

**Due to Covid-19, and the inability of KY 4-H Shooting Sports to host coaches certification workshops, 2021-2022 TAB applicants are not required to be a certified teen coach at time of application. However, if selected, they are required to obtain certification at the first available opportunity while serving as an ambassador. Failure to do so will result in immediate dismissal from the board.**

Each district is allowed 2 representatives on the board for a total of 14 youth each year.

Contact your county extension office for information regarding deadlines and fees (link)


Application Procedure

Agent Resource Guide (LinkBlue Required)


Additional Information

If a county/club is interested in having an Ambassador visit and present to a group, a Visit Request Form must be completed and submitted to the Extension Specialist for Shooting Sports at ashley.marcum@uky.edu. Once received, the Specialist will contact the county to confirm approval for the Ambassador to attend.


State Contact:  Ashley Marcum | ashley.marcum@uky.edu | 859-218-0993


MEET OUR 2020-2021 SHOOTING SPORTS TEEN AMBASSADORS:

2020-2021 TAB

THE 2020-2021 TEEN AMBASSADOR BOARD 

           

 

Crecie Kelly

District 1 - Fleming County

Hello! My name is Crecie Kelly and I am from Fleming County. I just graduated from Fleming County High School this year and I am currently a freshman at Northern Kentucky University. I have been a part of 4-H since 4th grade and have been in the Shooting Sports program for 6 years. I have participated in Air Pistol, .22 Pistol, and Archery. I am also a certified Teen Coach for both the Archery and Pistol discipline. While serving as a second year Teen Ambassador Member for District 1, I am really looking forward to encouraging others to be more actively involved in Shooting Sports..

Contact Crecie at ckelly3112@gmail.com

Justin Woods

District 2 - Laurel County

Hi, I am Justin Woods! I am from Perry County but I shoot with the Laurel County program. I am currently the District 2 Ambassador. I also just went through National Ambassador training. I am a senior at Buckhorn High School. I have been in 4-H for 5 years now. I am certified in archery and rifle. I am on the high school archery team at my school. This is my second year as an ambassador, I applied for the program so that I could try and help the other counties in my district get a shooting sports program started. 

Contact Justin at justinwoods257@yahoo.com

Joel Mink

District 3 - Boone County 

My name is Joel Mink and I am 16 years old. I am a junior in High School. I am homeschooled and have been all through school. I have been involved in Sharpshooters for 5 years and I became a junior coach in 2019. I am certified in shotgun and pistol. I am also involved in Civil Air Patrol in the Boone County Cadet Squadron. I am excited to work alongside the other ambassadors.

Contact Joel at joel.w.mink@gmail.com

Andrew Myers

District 3 - Oldham County

Hello, my name is Andrew Myers. I am from Oldham County and I am the Teen Ambassador for District 3. I am a sophomore at South Oldham High School and take engineering at the Arvin Center. I have been in the 4-H Shooting Sports program for six years. I’m a certified teen coach in pistol and rifle. I have the honor of wearing a green State 4-H Shooting Sports jacket for pistol, but I wanted to wear the prestigious blue polo that my fellow Teen Ambassadors wear. This is my first year as a Teen Ambassador. I am looking forward to helping shape other 4-H youth to make the best, better. I compete in rifle, air pistol, pistol, trap and archery, and hope to become certified as a coach in each of these disciplines. I enjoy being a role model for our youth, teaching them safety, how to have a positive attitude, to never give up and most of all, to have fun! I also compete in NRA and CMP National Rifle matches. I have 4-H Shooting Sports to thank for my passion and love of teaching others the safety and skill level of shooting. 

Contact Andrew at andrew.myers@stu.oldham.kyschools.us

Emma Baize      

District 4 - Scott County

Hey! My name is Emma Baize. I am from Scott County and am one of your shooting sports teen ambassadors for district 4. I am a junior at Scott County High School. I am certified as a teen coach in archery. I am so excited to be on the board this year because I love coaching kids in my local club. I want to give every current and future 4-Her the opportunity to experience the thrill of shooting.

Contact Emma at ejbaize@gmail.com

John Henry Schaefer

District 4 - Jessamine County

John is from Jessamine Co. and will be serving as a Teen Ambassador for District 4. He is a certified teen coach in shotgun and has been involved in 4-H since 4th grade. He hopes being an ambassador will allow him to see how others think and learn how to work with anybody, no matter their differences.

Contact John at john.henry8584@gmail.com

JT Redmon

District 5 - Nelson County

Hi, my name is JT Redmon.  I am an ambassador for District 5 from Nelson County. I am a Sophomore homeschool student at Redmon Christian Academy. I have been involved in 4-H for six years. I am a certified teen coach in rifle. I have participated in Shooting Sports since the sixth grade and currently I am participating in rifle, archery, and trap. I am a more well-rounded individual because of my experience and participation in 4-H. I am thankful for the experience, knowledge, skills acquired, and leadership qualities I have obtained as a participant and coach in our local clubs.  It is an honor to be on the Teen Ambassador Board and it would be my pleasure to serve your 4-H Shooting Sports Club in any way I can.

Contact JT at jtredmon00@gmail.com

Katie Cecil

District 5 - Nelson County

Hello, my name is Katie Cecil, and I am one of the district 5 teen ambassadors! I am a sophomore at Thomas Nelson High school in Nelson County. I have been involved in the Shooting Sports Program for seven years. I am a certified muzzleloading teen coach. In addition to 4-H I am involved in my school tennis team, FCA, and FFA.  This is my first year as an ambassador. I applied for this program because I have seen how this program has shaped me into who I am today and I would love to help other kids grow in their 4-H story as well, and help them reach their goals. 

Contact Katie at mkcecil04@gmail.com

 

Audrie Swain (left) & Stephen Bolin (right) 

Teen Ambassador Mentors