ABOUT the Texas 4-h water ambassadors program
Who We Are
My name is David Smith and I'm an Extension Program Specialist for the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service. For more than twenty years, I've developed educational programs and resources on many different water topics. With this experience comes the realization that water, and how we choose to manage it, is argueably the single most important issue facing the next generation. It is essential that we invest today in tomorrow's water industry leaders and decision-makers.
David Smith- Program Coordinator
In 2017, I created the Texas 4-H Water Ambassadors Program with the support and encouragement of many Texas water industry leaders. The mission of the program is to "provide high school youth an opportunity to gain advanced knowledge and develop leadership skills related to the science, technology, engineering and management of water in Texas." To date, 74 youth from across the state have served as 4-H Water Ambassadors and are having a profound impact in their communities. In just its second year, the program was named winner of the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality - Texas Environmental Excellence Award!
The 4-H Water Ambassadors Program is supported through private sponsorships. Funds are used solely for the mission and objectives of the Texas 4-H Water Ambassadors Program. Sponsorships are made to the Texas 4-H Youth Development Foundation - a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization.