Atlantic Highlands and Freehold Teens are delegates at conference

FREEHOLD, NJ - Two Monmouth County teens, Shawn Hill of Freehold and Olive Scaff of Atlantic Highlands comprised Monmouth’s delegation as part of forty-one (41) 4-H members representing 13 counties who participated in the Discover the Leader in You! 4-H Leadership Conference held March 19 on the G.H. Cook Campus at Rutgers University in Middlesex County.

In today’s world, human productivity and success are a result of leadership skills and abilities. Leadership is an essential life skill to develop in both youth. Although every young person has some leadership potential, the skills necessary to be a leader do not necessarily develop in the natural course of life.

The Discover the Leader in You! 4-H Leadership Conference provided an opportunity for middle school age youth to learn about and develop leadership knowledge and skills through large and small group interactive workshops and hands-on activities. In addition, conference participants met 4-H’ers from across New Jersey; made new friends; and gained valuable life skills including understanding self, communicating, getting along with others, decision making, and working with groups.

The 4-H Youth Development Program is part of Rutgers, New Jersey Agricultural Experiment Station - Cooperative Extension. 4-H educational programs are offered to all youth, grades K-13(one year out of high school), on an age-appropriate basis, without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, ancestry, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, disability, atypical hereditary cellular or blood trait, marital status, domestic partnership status, military service, veteran status and any other category protected by law.

For more information about the Monmouth County and New Jersey 4-H Youth Development Program visit the website at or contact Claudia Lammers at 732-431-7260, ext. 7264. Like us on Facebook – New Jersey 4-H.