National 4-H Youth Congress
National 4-H Congress is an award program, which provides recognition to 4-H youth for their outstanding performances and achievements in 4-H.
The purpose of National 4-H Congress is to:
- provide youth a high quality, relevant educational and cross cultural experiences not otherwise obtainable within the state.
- provide an experience focused on current themes of high interest to youth.
- respond to the diversity of needs and program priorities from state to state.
- create a learning environment comfortable for youth coming from diverse backgrounds and program experiences.
- involve youth as full partners in planning, implementing and leading the program.
- "salute" the contributions that youth currently do and make in their communities now and in the future.
- enhance visibility for the 4-H youth development program and Extension.
All state award applicants must become 15-19 during the calendar year in which the incentive is actually received. The last year of 4-H eligibility is the calendar year the member becomes 19.
Any 4-H participant, completing two years of a 4-H project, is eligible to apply for incentives offered. When applying for an award, based on eight curriculum area(s), the applicant must be enrolled in a related project at the time of the application and remain enrolled through the time of the event or program provided as recognition.
Applicants are selected for a trip to National 4-H Congress by submitting their Nebraska 4-H Career Portfolio for state competition in one of eight curriculum areas.
National 4-H Congress takes place in Atlanta, Georgia.
The 2013 National 4-H Congress will take place November 29 - December 3, 2013.
A select number of applicants will be chosen for partial scholarships to attend National 4-H Congress. Alternates may attend National 4-H Congress at their own expense.