4-H National Programs
National 4-H Congress
November 29 - December 3, 2019
National 4-H Congress is a five day event that engages high school aged 4-H members in leadership, citizenship, global awareness, and inclusion. Participants not only have the opportunity to participate in state-of-the-art educational workshops and hear from world-renowned speakers, they also have the opportunity to network with other 4-H members from across the United States.
Arizona 4-H members must submit their Record Books to their County 4-H office where they will be judged. The County 4-H office will send their selections on to the State 4-H office to be judged and a delegation chosen.
The delegation gathers with top 4-H members from around the country in Atlanta Georgia. They will tour the area, meet with national 4-H sponsors and in general have a great time. National Congress offers interactive leadership experience through quality educational and cross cultural experiences. There are seminars, discussion groups and a service learning experience, which bring home ideas that you can implement into your 4-H club and community.
The 2019 Arizona Delegation will be announced in June 2019.
National 4-H Conference
Save the Date: March 28-April 2, 2020
Save the Date: April 10-15, 2021
What is the National 4-H Conference?
National 4-H Conference is the pinnacle experience in 4-H Civic Engagement, providing the opportunity for young people to connect, learn, engage, lead and impact their communities, their nation, and their world. 4-H Departments from Land Grant Universities send a delegation of their choice to participate in the conference. Youth delegates must be between ages 15 (by January 1 of the conference year) and 18 years old. The National 4-H Conference is a working conference in which youth and adults assist in the development of recommendations to help guide 4-H Youth Development Programs nationally and in their communities. The delegates choose an important societal topic and in roundtable groups prepare a briefing. During the conference, delegates will have the opportunity to visit Capitol Hill and the offices of Congressman and Federal Offices.
The National 4-H Youth Conference Center host will host the 2019 National 4-H Conference. The center is located in Chevy Chase, Maryland on a 12-acre campus-like setting, one mile from the nation’s capital. The conference center is operated by the National 4-H Council. Visit http://www.4hcenter.org/ history.html for more information about the National 4-H Youth Conference Center.
- Jolene Addington – Cochise County
- Amelia Brackett - Mohave County
- Alia Camacho – Greenlee County
- Ryan Francione – Cochise County
- Elizabeth McGibbon – Pima County
- Katie Pascavis – Maricopa County
Citizenship Washington Focus (CWF)
Embark on a journey to leadership through Citizenship Washington Focus (CWF). The Arizona group will be participating in Week 4 of CWF. Learn what citizenship is and what it means to you. Discuss and think about national and community-based topics. Have the opportunity to meet youth from around the nation.
Location: National 4-H Youth Convention Center, Chevy Chase, Maryland
Activities: Meet with one of Arizona's United States Senators or Representatives on Capitol Hill. Visit the Washington National Cathedral, Arlington National Cemetery, Smithsonian Institution and many other places.
- Alicia Dayea – Navajo County
- Dallon Laird – Navajo County
- Marissa Mansingh – Maricopa County
- Miranda Mansingh – Maricopa County
- Aubrie Martinez – Yuma County
- Taylor McNeece – Yuma County
Leadership Washington Focus
Attention 7th - 9th Graders! What does it mean to be a good citizen or a leader? Are you being a strong civic leader for your community, country and world?
For more than 50 years, thousands of high school youth from all across the country have traveled to Washington, DC each summer to partake in the preeminent 4-H citizenship and leadership experience – Citizenship Washington Focus(CWF). And in summer 2014, we introduced the precursor to CWF, the first national 4-H event designed exclusively for middle school 4-Hers: Leadership Washington Focus(LWF).
- Leadership Washington Focus
- Save the Date: July 27 - 31, 2020
We have welcomed high school 4-Hers to put their leadership skills to work in their communities and now we are looking to build more 4-H leaders with LWF so they can return as a delegate to CWF.
CWF and LWF are more than just another DC field trip – 4-Hers learn essential civic leadership skills and leave with the tools that will allow them to bring about real change in their communities.
Leadership Washington Focus (LWF) is a 4-H leadership program for youth entering grades 7 through 9. The program will take place at the National 4-H Youth Conference Center, just 1 mile from the Washington, D.C. border.
- Deagan Jacobs – Greenlee County
- Jonas Johnson – Greenlee County
- Gary Najar – Greenlee County
- Brandon Price – Greenlee County