Youth from Suffolk County participate in District Public Presentations.

Youth from Suffolk County participate in District Public Presentations.

Youth have to qualify at the Club and County levels to proceed.

Youth have to qualify at the Club and County levels to proceed.

As each level progresses the presentations become more challenging.

As each level progresses the presentations become more challenging.

Youth are presenting to a "moving audience."

Youth are presenting to a "moving audience."

Many of our youth qualify to move on to the State level at the NY State Fair in Syracuse.

Many of our youth qualify to move on to the State level at the NY State Fair in Syracuse.

Public Presentations

Leadership in local communities often falls to those individuals who are confident in speaking before a group and who can clearly express their ideas. National studies and reports, on the transition of youth to adulthood, indicated that youth need positive experiences, useful life skills, and to contribute to society. The Public Presentation program is often credited by 4-H alumni as having given them an edge above peers in both college and professional careers.

In doing public presentations, youth choose a topic of their choice, do the research, and put it all together to create a 5-15 minute presentation. They then present in front of an audience and 2 evaluators who are scoring them based on a list of standards for their introduction, appearance, subject matter, knowledge and overall presentation.

Contact

Kristin Brandt
4-H Club Educator / Weekend Family Program Educator
kb579@cornell.edu
631-852-4608

Last updated July 8, 2016