The application to attend National 4-H Conference, April 9-14, 2016 in Washington, D.C., is now open on 4-H Connect. Texas 4-H Youth Development will send up to 20 youth delegates. Youth wanting to participate must be 15 years old on January 1, 2016 and not more than 18 on April 15, 2016. County Extension staff are required to certify the application in 4-H Connect.
National 4-H Conference is a premier leadership and citizenship engagement program for youth. Participants select a societal topic and are assigned to roundtables. In these roundtable discussion with other youth and facilitated by a collegiate intern, the youth prepare a briefing that is presented to federal stakeholders during a visit to Capitol Hill. Evening social activities, leadership workshops, and tours of the monuments and museums rounds out the schedule. It is a ‘working conference’ and youth attending are required to actively participate.
The fee to attend National 4-H Conference is $2,000 and is due by February 1, 2016. To provide an idea of what the conference includes, I have attached the day by day schedule from 2015. This conference is held annually and the schedule is similar from year to year.
Please share this opportunity with 4-H members and families. If there are any questions or you need additional information, please contact Dr. Darlene Locke.
Schedule from 2015 (to use as a guide; plans may change for 2016) (pdf)