In a safe camp-like atmosphere, 4-H’ers will:
- Learn and practice personal leadership skills
- Learn about career pathways and college
- Build connections with 4-H members, volunteers, and staff throughout the area
NOTE: All locations are tentative and are subject to change. (5/22/2020)
Northern: January 22-24, 2021
Bay/Coast: January 15-17, 2021
Southern: January 15-17, 2021
Central: January 22-24, 2021
Who should attend
Intermediate 4-H'ers (ages 11-13). Senior 4-H members, ages 14+, can sign up as facilitators (staff).
Youth Summit programs are designed to grow the leadership abilities of intermediate 4-H'ers (ages 11-13) and give hands-on leadership opportunities to senior 4-H'ers (ages 14+). Participants are mentored by senior 4-H'ers and caring adult volunteers. Younger members develop stronger relationships with their older peers as they both develop their leadership skills.
Each year, our education focus is based on a platform set by the California 4-H State Ambassadors.
Participants can choose several workshops to attend at the Youth Summit, with topics related to leadership, the forthcoming Youth Summit theme, and careers. When schedules are released in the fall, check out the pages for each event to see the list of workshops offered.
The Youth Summits are planned by a team of senior 4-H members (ages 14+) in partnership with the California 4-H Management Board. They are responsible for making the Youth Summits informational, useful, and FUN!
We will be looking for upbeat volunteers to apply as Chaperones for the Youth Summits. We are following the guidelines for overnight chaperones. Please see the Chaperone information page for the application process and requirements.
After you are accepted to be a chaperone, you will receive an email from the Chaperone coordinator that will include a link to the youth summit chaperone registration form.