National 4-H Leadership

National Leadership

National 4-H Congress

National 4-H Congress has been a premiere nation-wide opportunity for 4-H members across America.

National 4-H Congress is a five-day event that engages high school-aged 4-H members in leadership, citizenship, global awareness, and inclusion. Participants not only have the opportunity to participate in state-of-the-art educational workshops and hear from world-renowned speakers, but they also have the opportunity to network with other 4-H members from across the United States. It provides teens with a quality, educational, and service-learning experience designed to develop a teen’s ability to become a capable, competent, and caring citizen. Individuals that attend National 4-H Congress also receive a $1,000 college scholarship  Selection Information.

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National 4-H Conference

National 4‑H Conference is the pinnacle experience in 4‑H Civic Engagement, providing the opportunity for young people to connect, learn, engage, lead and impact their communities, their nation, and their world.

National 4-H Conference is an intensive, week-long leadership and citizenship program designed to involve teens, volunteers, and professionals in national and state program development. Through a variety of workshops, participants have an opportunity to advise and make recommendations on topics identified as important to 4-H. Issues are also discussed with legislators during Capitol Hill visits. Individuals that attend National Conference receive a $1,500 college scholarship. Selection Information.

Conference Objectives

  • Learn – Provide youth a broad-based learning experience in which they will acquire practical knowledge and skills to reinforce the attitudes and motivation that will give them a heightened sense of responsibility and capacity to connect as active members of their communities, nation, and world.
  • Practice – Engage youth in hands-on, educational activities in which they explore, practice, and master existing and newly developed skills/knowledge in civic engagement, civic education, and personal development.
  • Apply – Facilitate direct opportunities for youth to apply what was learned in real-world experiences in which they develop leadership skills using their voices, work, ideas and/or behavior to make a difference in their community, country, and world.

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