The National 4-H Summit for Healthy Living is a pioneer in the National Youth Summit Series, bringing together teen health leaders from across the country to focus on learning about and solving healthy living issues impacting our homes, our community and our economy.
Illinois sends a delegation to the National 4-H Congress in Atlanta, Georgia. This five-day national conference is an opportunity for youth from across the country to develop their leadership skills. Members have the opportunity to go to trainings, listen to nationally recognized speakers, participate in community service projects and network with 4-H members from across the United States.
Six Illinois teens travel to Washington D.C. to participate in this working conference. Delegates from the United States, Canada, and Puerto Rico attend workshops and work on action plans for national, state, and local 4-H programs. Some sight-seeing is included. First opportunity to attend this trip is provided to the teens serving on the State 4-H Youth Leadership Team and Speaking for Illinois 4-H Program.
At the National 4‑H Youth Summit on Agri-Science, high school students develop the skills and knowledge needed for the challenges facing agriculture, food security, and sustainability. Students will work with each other and experts in the agricultural community in this collaborative, hands-on educational setting. See the full agenda for more information.
Experience Washington DC Like Never Before
Travel to Washington, D.C. for one summer week filled with new experiences, new friends, and views of our nation’s capital, all while learning about our country’s governmental process. Delegates stay at the National 4-H Center. Citizenship Washington Focus is open to teens who are ages 14 to 18 by May 1 prior to the year of the trip.