MI 4H Foundation Board of Trustees - Terrell Jordan and Peter Rambadt

New youth members join 4-H Foundation Board of Trustees

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Wayne County 4-H member Terrell Jordan and St. Joseph County 4-H member Peter Rambadt were elected to the Michigan 4-H Foundation Board of Trustees at its February board meeting.

Michigan 4-H Foundation trustees are volunteers who serve as community advocates for 4-H and lead and manage the operation of the Michigan 4-H Foundation. Jordan and Rambadt were elected to two of the three positions on the board reserved for trustees between the ages of 16 and 22. These trustees, all 4-H members, provide a youth voice to the board and help it to keep to the 4-H mission.

“Having youth on the board ensures the foundation is in alignment with Michigan 4-H Guiding Principles, which say, ‘Youth are actively engaged in their own development,’ and ‘Youth are considered participants rather than recipients in the learning process.’ In addition, youth voice on the board is both important and valuable as youth provide a fresh perspective, new ideas and added energy,” said Roxanne Turner, MSU Extension educator for leadership and civic engagement, Michigan 4-H Foundation trustee and Board Development Committee member.
Jordan has been a member of Wayne County 4-H for the past seven years and was a teen leader for 4-H Clovers CODE (Creating Opportunities Designed for Everyone), an Apple Education initiative. He has served as a Michigan 4-H State Youth Leadership Council member since 2021 and represented Michigan 4-H at both the National 4-H Congress in Atlanta, Georgia, and the National 4-H Conference in Washington, D.C.

Jordan Terrell, Michigan 4-H Foundation Board of Trustees Member

Jordan Terrell, Michigan 4-H Foundation Board of Trustees Member

Jordan enjoys working with youth, and as such, served as both a lifeguard and group STEM^2 facilitator at the Boll Family YMCA in Detroit during high school. He also served as a food server for the Bridging Communities Eldercare Program and was a junior police cadet through Grow Detroit’s Young Talent, a citywide summer jobs program for young adults.

A graduate of Cass Technical High School, Jordan is pursuing a degree in psychology and a minor in music from Indiana State University.

Peter Rambadt, Michigan 4-H Foundation Board of Trustees Member

Peter Rambadt, Michigan 4-H Foundation Board of Trustees Member

Rambadt has been a member of St. Joseph County’s Rolling Clovers 4-H Club for the past 10 years and club president since 2022. He is a Michigan 4-H Shooting Sports ambassador and is a youth advisor for the Michigan 4-H Youth Leadership Council, where he previously served as a member from 2020 to 2022. He also was a member of the St. Joseph County 4-H Youth Council in 2020–2021.

Rambadt enjoys serving the community and being part of service-learning projects. In addition to his 4-H service, he has been a member of the Boy Scouts of America (BSA), Future Farmers of America (FFA), FIRST Robotics, and a volunteer for the Holy Angels Helping Hands Food Pantry. He previously served as a head quartermaster for the Michigan WSJ Troop 307, vice president of the Centreville FFA Chapter, pit lead of the Stryke Force Robotics in Kalamazoo and Stryke Force Team Organizer of the 3D Printing Tourniquet 4 Ukraine.

In honor of his accomplishments, Rambadt has received the St. Joseph County 4-H Junior Swine Award, the Michigan State 4-H Senior Unsighted Target Archery award and the rank of Eagle Scout from the BSA Troop 407.

Rambadt recently graduated high school from the Seton Home Study School. His future plans are to apply for the Diocesan Missionary Team, a 10-month program in Charleston, South Carolina, that leads retreats and activities at schools and churches across the state for youth. He then plans to apply to the Air Force Academy to major in mechanical engineering.