State and National Events
Step outside your comfort zone and represent Idaho.
4-H teens can apply for one or more national 4-H conferences. Each has a rich history and purpose. Delegates selected as representatives of Idaho's 4-H make new friends from around the country and enrich the lives of others.
Travel to Atlanta, Georgia, Washington, D.C. or Madison, Wisconsin for these national conferences.
National events require a minimum delegation size and may be canceled by the UI Extension 4-H Youth Development office.
Know Your Government Conference
The Know Your Government Conference (KYG), is held annually over Presidents Day weekend in Boise while the Idaho legislature is in session. Designed for students in 8th-10th grades, KYG is a project as well as an experience.
Held over a weekend in the fall, 4-H LEADS (Learn, Engage, Act, Develop Summit) is open to youth in grades 8-12 from all delivery modes (club, camp, afterschool, in-school, military partnership, Juntos, etc.). LEADS is designed to help youth discover sparks, belonging, and relationships while empowering them to lead to change within their 4-H program, school and/or community. With an emphasis on leadership development, the program provides learning and teaching opportunities for teens in the areas of agricultural sciences, health and well-being, STEM and expressive arts.
Idaho 4-H State Teen Association Convention
Idaho 4-H State Teen Association Convention is held each June on the University of Idaho Moscow campus. Join teens from around the state for four days of fun and educational activities. For teens who have completed grades eight and up.