National 4-H Congress

National 4-H Congress


National 4-H Congress is a unique leadership opportunity for 4-H members from all 50 states. The event focuses on leadership, youth empowerment, community service, career development, and cultural diversity. The event brings over 1200 4-H members to Atlanta over the Thanksgiving holiday weekend. The planning committee takes advantage of Atlanta's standing as an international city and exposes delegates to as many venues in the city as possible including the Centennial Olympic Park, the World of Coke-A-Cola, CNN Center, Carter Presidential Library and the Martin Luther King Center. There are many outstanding workshops along with keynote addresses that round out the experience. It is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity for 4-H members.

National 4-H Congress is held in Atlanta, Georgia for youth in grades 9-12. Youth wanting to attend must prepare and submit their 4-H Portfolio to the State 4-H Office by February 15. Portfolios are a cumulative report of a 4-H member’s experiences. The portfolios are then judged and the top individuals will be invited for an interview at State 4-H Contests.

National 4-H Congress is held the last week of November at the Atlanta Hyatt Regency. Be prepared to have a blast! For more information, visit the National 4-H Congress Site.

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