The overall purpose of National 4-H Conference is to provide an opportunity for youth, adult volunteer leaders and Extension staff to work together in addressing the issues of youth and how the 4-H Youth Development program can best meet the needs of youth at the local, state and national levels through educational programming.
National 4-H Conference has long been a model of youth/adult partnerships. Everyone attending Conference is a delegate with equal voice in the matters of Conference: consulting groups, operations committees and development recommendations.
National 4-H Conference is held in April at the National 4-H Center in Chevy Chase, MD. Maine selects four participants annually based on records of their 4-H and community involvement and candidate interviews.
Each youth who is chosen to attend will be asked to pay a nonrefundable deposit. In the past, funding for these trips has been generously supplied by the Maine 4-H Foundation and delegates have been responsible for $250. However, given our uncertain economic times, it is unsure how much the Foundation will contribute this year. Financial information will be updated as soon as possible.
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