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Citizenship & Civic Engagement

From learning about government process, as well as giving back and the importance of community, 4-H members participate in many community service opportunities as well as educational programs like Youth Voices in Action in an important effort to learn about local, state, and federal government process and systems.

4-H Youth making their town a bit more attractive.

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National 4-H Conference

The premier youth development opportunity of the Department of Agriculture

National 4-H Center, Chevy Chase, MD and Washington D.C.

April 6-11, 2019

Download the Application. Due date Dec 1, 2018

Mail applications to:
Carole Smith
10507 N McAlister Road
La Grande, OR 97850

About National 4-H Conference

The National 4-H Conference is an annual event held at the National 4-H Center in Chevy Chase, Maryland. Conference events take place in the greater Washington D.C. area. At the National 4-H Conference delegates network with teens from almost every state and territory. Delegates will learn about 'youth voices' in civic engagement, practice leadership skills, be creative, do problem solving, experience teamwork, and apply presentation skills at the federal level, and better understand US history and government processes. The National 4-H Conference delegates also enjoy the Capital Mall, Smithsonian Institute museums, legislative office buildings, and federal agencies.


The National 4-H Conference happens every year at the National 4-H Center in Chevy Chase, Maryland. Youth will represent Oregon 4-H as National 4-H Conference delegates.

Delegates will

  • Network with other delegates from almost every state and territory
  • Learn about civic engagement
  • Develop leadership and public presentation skills
  • Experience problem solving while working as a team
  • Gain a deeper understand of U.S. history and government processes
  • Enjoy the greater Washington D.C. area, Capital Mall, and Smithsonian Institute museums

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