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4-H Illini Summer Academies

Illinois 4-H is proud to offer this hi-fidelity college exploratory experience on the University of Illinois campus. Participants attend academy sessions led by university professors and enjoy a variety of engaging activities that provide a taste of just how cool college life can be. Imagine getting to work alongside university professors while you’re still in HIGH SCHOOL! Imagine getting to hang out on a college campus. Imagine spending five days with kids your age from all across Illinois. That’s what happens at Illini Summer Academies, so stop imagining it and just do it! This program offers teens the opportunity to explore the University of Illinois campus and many degree programs and careers. Illini Summer Academies is supported through the Illinois 4-H Foundation and intended to serve youth living in Illinois. The 2018 event is June 24-28. CLICK HERE to check it out and register.

Teen Leadership Conference

DARE to build your leadership skills. If you want to hang out with other teens while you learn to be a better leader, this conference is for you. Totally redesign with teens in mind! Workshop sessions focus on public speaking, watching your digital identity, social media marketing, advocating for a cause, becoming a leader, finding your leadership niche, and youth and adult partnerships. Space is limited and on a first-come, first-served basis. Don't have a "group?" The 2018 event was in January. Check back for the 2020 event.