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4-H Leadership Opportunities


Develop, practice and experience leadership in your club, county, and these state and national events


Citizenship Washington Focus

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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

Extension Youth Conference

The 2024 Extension Youth Conference is June 17 - 20

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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!

Registration is available on 4-H online. The cost of the conference is $350 and includes all meals from Monday evening through Thursday noon, overnight housing for Monday through Wednesday evening, and an event T-shirt.

Please read the Registration Booklet carefully before registering.

Resources and Registration


National 4-H Conference

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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

National 4-H Congress

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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

Leadership Awareness Weekend

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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. The next LAW session is January 14-15, 2024. Registration will open in November 2023.

North Dakota 4-H Ambassador

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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.

Do you think you have what it takes to be a ND 4-H Ambassador? Then we encourage you to apply. Applications and election events are held twice a year. The application will be judged by a panel of judges as well as your performance during a formal and informal interview, formal speech, and problem-solving and team-building events.

Elections – Held the 3rd week in June during the Extension Youth Conference in Fargo. You must attend the entire youth conference.
Applications are due by May 15 in the ND 4-H Center for Youth Development office.

Selections – Held the Saturday before Thanksgiving at the ND 4-H Camp in Washburn, ND. You must attend all of the events during that day.
Applications are due October 15 in the ND 4-H Center for Youth Development office.

See details on the application in the Ambassador Resources Link below.