AZ 4-H Summit 2020
AZ 4-H Summit is a youth conference focused on academic experience, career exploration, and community engagement. Summit made its debut this past summer of 2019 and was intended to be held on the University of Arizona campus again this year. This year, in response to the effects of COVID-19, we are holding the 2020 AZ 4-H Youth Summit virtually! The Virtual Summit 2020 will be an opportunity for youth to continue their development, explore new areas of interest, and connect with other teens from around Arizona!
Who can participate?
- (14 – 19 years) age as of 05-01-2020
- Or, Rising 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, and Recent Graduate (Not to be older than 19)
- (11 – 13 years) age as of 05-01-2020
- Or, Rising 6th, 7th, and 8th-grade students
Where will it take place?
There are three experiences being offered to senior and intermediate youth. Because of the COVID-19 outbreak across the globe, this event will be completely virtual, connecting, and engaging youth through the use of Zoom.
Senior youth will have the opportunity to share their entrepreneurial spirit, discover potential career and educational opportunities, and engage with 4-H teen leaders from around the state. Youth will be expected to participate from June 1-June 3 from 12pm-4pm, with additional evening opportunities.
Intermediate youth will engage on a virtual LEGO Robotics platform called CoderZ. Youth will be expected to participate (tentatively) Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays from 1 pm-3 pm from June 1-June 26, 2020, with additional evening opportunities on June 2 and June 3.
STEM YOUniversity Youth Counselor Opportunity*
Senior and Intermediate youth seeking leadership opportunities in STEM can apply to serve as a counselor for intermediate youth in small breakout sessions. They will assist youth in participating in the CoderZ program. Pre-Summit training is required for all selected counselors to prepare for their roles as STEM leaders. This mandatory training will take place from 3:30 pm-5:30 pm, May 11-May 22.
The last date to register is May 15th, 2020 for youth applying for the Senior Experience or the Intermediate Experience. The last date to register for the STEM YOUniversity Youth Counselor Opportunity is May 6th, 2020. If you are selected to participate in any experience, you will then be sent an Eventbrite link to pay a registration fee of $50**. Payment is due by May 22, 2020.
*STEM YOUniversity Youth Counselors will have their registration fees waived.
**Your county may be able to offer some financial assistance. Please contact your county 4-H office regarding assistance.