National 4-H Congress

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National 4-H Congress is the flagship event of the National 4-H program. Each year a National Design Team of Extension educators, 4-H youth, and 4-H adult volunteers analyze current youth issues and determine the most effective ways to address them. The program combines a variety of fun and exciting educational, recreational and networking opportunities. The program combines sessions, seminars, discussion groups, and a service learning experience. The nation’s most outstanding community leaders, speakers, and educators present the most current and timely information available.

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Who Should Apply

  • Youth with significant leadership accomplishments and potential. This will be verified through two adult references who are not related to the applicant.
  • Youth who have demonstrated the ability to perform academically at or above grade level-passing all course work and eligible to participate in extra-curricular activities.
  • Youth who possess the maturity to interact with other youth from different regions, cultures, experiences and beliefs.
  • Youth between the ages of 14 and 18 on September 1 of the year they are applying. Applicants must have been born during the period beginning September 1, 1995 and ending August 31, 2000.
  • Youth must be enrolled in High School and not entered college full time at the time of event.
  • Youth must still be in high school during the time of the trip.
  • Any youth participating in youth development programming which Extension (Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service and Prairie View Cooperative Extension Program) is a partner (including 4-H clubs, short-term groups, school curriculum enrichment and ENP-Y programs).
  • Youth must plan to meet on Thursday, November 26, 2015.

Application Process

  • Application Entry Open Date: March 1, 2015
  • Application Entry Close Date: March 31, 2015
  • Applications will not be accepted after 11:59pm on March 31, 2015
  • Application is ONLY through 4H Connect Online
  • Application Worksheet for guiding in the online process – Word

Interview Process

  • Interviews Announced: April 10, 2015
  • Interviews during Roundup: To Be Decided
  • Delegation Announced: June 11, 2015

Event Information

  • Location: Hyatt Regency Atlanta in Georgia
  • Designated Texas Airport: To Be Decided
  • Travel Start Date: November 26, 2015
  • Travel End Date: December 1, 2015
  • Trip Cost will be $1500.00
  • Payments and Due Dates:
    August 2, 2015: Deposit (1st Payment) due ($750.00)
    September 2, 2015:  Final (2nd Payment) due ($750.00)
  • Payments will be made through 4H Connect Online

Important Dates

  • Online Application Opens: March 1, 2015
  • Online Application Closes: March 31, 2015
  • Interviews Announced: April 10, 2015
  • Interviews during Roundup: TBD
  • Delegation Announced: June 11, 2015
  • Deposit (1st Payment) due ($750.00): August 2, 2015
  • Final (2nd Payment) due ($750.00): September 2, 2015

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Dr. Toby L. Lepley
Assistant State Leader – Operations and Associate Professor & Extension Specialist
4180 Highway 6
College Station, TX 77845
Phone: 979-845-1212
Fax: 979-845-6495

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