• LaTisha Scott-Snead, winner of a 2024 Naomi Crouch 4-H Volunteer Leadership Award.

COLUMBIA, Mo. – Celebrating National Volunteer Week, the Missouri 4-H Foundation is proud to present LaTisha Scott-Snead with the Naomi Crouch 4-H Volunteer Leadership Award. Scott-Snead is recognized for more than eight years of service and support to 4-H in Clark County.

“We are honored to recognize LaTisha Scott-Snead for her outstanding efforts on behalf of Clark County 4-H,” said Rachel Augustine, director of the Missouri 4-H Foundation.

Recipients of the Naomi Crouch 4-H Volunteer Leadership Award may select a 4-H club or county program to receive a $250 award in their honor. Scott-Snead chose the Antioch 4-H Club in Clark County.

Q: How did you first become involved with 4-H?

A: I moved to Kahoka in 2013 with my husband, a third grader and a 6-month-old. I hated small-town life and told my husband that. He told me to get involved. 4-H was the first program I enrolled my daughter in, and I was hooked. I haven’t turned back since.

Q: Why do you think 4-H is important for young people?

A: 4-H has core values and offers the youth a wide variety of life skills they can learn.

Q: What is the most rewarding part of being a 4-H volunteer?

A: Seeing members grow in their skills. I love watching members come out of their shells, become more confident in speaking, more confident as a person and trying new project areas.

Q: What advice would you give to someone who wants to give back to 4-H?

A: Please consider getting involved as a volunteer. Even if you don’t have a youth member enrolled, many counties lack volunteers for project areas. Remember, you might not know anything about a project area, but you can help facilitate a project meeting by finding a candidate that can host a meeting. For example, as an enrolled volunteer, you find a local photographer who can host a small workshop. By being present as an enrolled volunteer, you can facilitate without needing the specific knowledge area.

The Naomi Crouch 4-H Volunteer Leadership Award is presented annually to volunteers and organizations for devoting their time and talents to University of Missouri Extension’s 4-H youth development program. The award is named in honor of Plattsburg native Naomi Crouch, who was a 4-H volunteer and Missouri 4-H Foundation trustee for more than 20 years.

About Missouri 4-H

Missouri 4-H grows today’s youth and prepares tomorrow’s leaders. With a blend of time-tested traditions and innovative hands-on learning, Missouri youth explore and find their spark in programs ranging from agriculture and conservation to aerospace and career development. Through clubs, programs, camps, in-school and after-school experiences, University of Missouri Extension faculty, staff and thousands of volunteers guide youth in developing essential skills, building confidence and fostering connections. Together, they inspire young people to make a real difference in their communities, their country and the world. To learn more about Missouri 4-H, visit

About the Missouri 4-H Foundation

The Missouri 4-H Foundation is the independent philanthropic partner of the University of Missouri Extension 4-H Center for Youth Development. For 75 years, the foundation has secured and managed funds for Missouri 4-H, providing higher education scholarships, recognizing 4-H volunteers, and supporting the work of MU Extension 4-H. Learn more at

LaTisha Scott-Snead, winner of a 2024 Naomi Crouch 4-H Volunteer Leadership Award.

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