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Applications to be a 2022/2023 Water Ambassador are closed. Applications for 2023/2024 will open March 15, 2023.


The role of a 4-H Water Ambassador requires youth who are dedicated, mature, dependable and have a genuine interest in water and natural resources. To be considered for selection, youth must:


  • Be in high school or entering high school in the 2023/2024 academic year

  • Be 14 years of age or older by August 31, 2023

  • Be a current 4-H member, or be willing to join a local 4-H club if selected 


4-H Water Ambassadors accept the responsibility of educating youth and adults in their communities and beyond. They commit to advancing their water knowledge throughout a 12-month term of service. Those selected are expected to:

  • Participate in the summer Tier I 4-H2O Leadership Academy

  • Commit to a minimum of 40 hours of education and service annually

  • Notify and meet with his/her county extension agent regarding the new leadership role

  • Report activities regularly and maintain contact with the 4-H2O Program Coordinator

  • Pay the $250 program participation fee

important dates and deadlines

March 15, 2023 - Applications open

May 1, 2023 - Application close

May 10, 2023 - Applicant notified of acceptance status

June 10, 2023- $250 participation fee due

June 11-16, 2023 - Tier I 4-H2O Leadership Academy (tour)

how to apply

1. Download and review Application Instructions

2. Submit online application at