Youth Applicants Sought for Iowa 4-H Reporters Program

Iowa 4-H Communications and Arts Programs Partner with IPTV and WHO Radio for Mentorship Opportunity


AMES, Iowa – Youth can apply now for a new statewide 4-H opportunity, the Iowa 4-H Reporters program. Up to 16 youth will be selected to serve on one of four teams, each mentored by media and marketing professionals.  

Iowa youth can showcase their skills in one of four team roles, producing, audio, social media or videography. Each member will attend a full-day workshop hosted by our professional partners at Iowa Public Television and WHO Radio on July 13 in central Iowa. They will work together to plan for their team project, two days of reporting at the Iowa State Fair covering 4-H events.  

“Iowa 4-H works to empower youth through youth-adult partnerships,” said Clark Colby, Iowa State University Extension and Outreach Youth program specialist. “The opportunity to work side by side with professionals will give these young people real-world experience in radio and TV production.”  

Applications for Iowa 4-H Reporters
are being accepted through May 31. Applications will be reviewed and teams will be notified by June 19. This opportunity is open to all youth grades 9-12.  

  This is a great opportunity for young people who have an interest in communications and the arts. “Communications, digital media and marketing are evolving quickly due to changes in our society and technology developments," Colby said. "We are looking forward to working with our partners and our first years’ teams to develop this opportunity into a high quality, high content experience that will give youth an experience they can’t find elsewhere.”  

For more information visit the Iowa 4-H Reporters webpage or contact Clark Colby at 515-294-1191 or cacolby3@iastate.edu.