Ethan Kneisler: 4-H ambassadorship offers opportunity to learn by teaching

Ethan Kneisler, a six-year member of 4-H, president of the Osage County 4-H Council, and treasurer of the Lyndon Leaders 4-H Club, is also part of this year’s Osage County 4-H Ambassadors team. He shared some of his ideas about the new ambassador program:

“I really like being an ambassador, because I think it’s different than what everybody else is doing around us,” he said. “I also like that we can work as a team to get projects done faster than when we just had a king and queen.

“I really like talking to people when we go to 4-H events. The highlight of my summer is seeing the younger kids enjoy their projects at the fairs. I see the 4-H program as an unique learning opportunity for youth. It is a different learning environment than what most youth experience in a classroom setting.

“In 4-H we ‘learn by doing.’ Youth and adult partnerships provided a safe learning environment to learn from those that are experts in their field of work. Youth can learn so much by talking to people, interacting with one another, and having fun at the same time.”

4-H Week: Oct. 4-10, 2020

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