Develop, practice and experience leadership in your club, county, and these state and national events
Citizenship Washington Focus
Citizenship Washington Focus (CWF) is a six-day intensive summer citizenship program for youth ages 15-19 (at the time of the trip). If you attend CWF, you can expect to get a behind-the-scenes look at our nation's capital, become involved in activities that stress the importance of civic and social responsibility, and experience hands-on learning in our nation's capital. For more information, visit https://4-h.org/parents/citizenship-washington-focus/.
Extension Youth Conference
Extension Youth Conference (EYC) has a mission to energize and empower North Dakota youth with the tools necessary to form partnerships among youth, volunteers, Extension staff and communities. Attendees will explore leadership skills, exchange ideas and form friendships with youth from diverse backgrounds, and gain exposure to the North Dakota 4-H Ambassador program. EYC is open to all youth who have finished the seventh grade and you do not need to be in 4-H to attend!
National 4‑H Conference is a week-long program for youth ages 15-19 held in Washington, DC. It 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. For more information, visit https://4-h.org/parents/national-4-h-conference/.
National 4-H Congress
National 4-H Congress is a 5-day conference for youth ages 15-19 that takes places in Atlanta, GA. Delegates will meet other 4-H members from around the country and share ideas, participate in workshops designed to develop leadership skills, experience service learning with hands-on projects, and have opportunities to tour Atlanta. For more information, visit http://national4-hcongress.com/.
Leadership Awareness Weekend
Leadership Awareness Weekend (LAW) seeks to empower youth leadership and civic engagement by helping youth increase their understanding of local and state government and encouraging youth to actively engage in their communities. All youth in grades 7 to 12 are encouraged to attend.
North Dakota 4-H Ambassador program is a leadership program for youth ages 16-22. Ambassadors grow leadership skills, assist in planning statewide 4-H events such as 4-H Extension Youth Conference and retreats, promote 4-H across the state, help at the North Dakota State Fair, help at state or county 4-H events and improve the 4-H youth program through promoting leadership.
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Mailing address: NDSU Dept. 7520, PO Box 6050, Fargo, ND 58108-6050
North Dakota State University is distinctive as a student-focused, land-grant, research university. NDSU Agricultural Affairs educates students with interests in agriculture, food systems and natural resources; fosters communities through partnerships that educate the public; provides creative, cost-effective solutions to current problems; and pursues fundamental and applied research to help shape a better world.