4-H Teen Programs
Vermont 4-H offers a wide variety of opportunities which enable teens to develop knowledge, skills, attitudes, and aspirations needed for success. Teens can participate in programs focused on LEADERSHIP, CITIZENSHIP, and LIFESKILLS, through exploring topic areas like the environment, current events, and possible careers.
The following programs are available to all Vermont teens - you do not have to be a member of a 4-H club to participate (programs restricted to 4-H teen members are listed at the bottom of the page):
4-H Teen Congress
Teen Congress is a 3-day, 2-night event on the UVM Campus in Burlington for youth ages 13-19 (as of January 1). It is about having opportunities to explore new projects, meet new friends, experience college life and, most important, have fun. Participants stay in the dorms, take part in fun workshops, go on a Lake Champlain sunset cruise and have a dance party, and much, much more. Sound like fun? It is! The next Teen Congress will be held June 27-29, 2012.
Natural Resources Management Academy
The Natural Resources Management Academy, a program sponsored by UVM Extension 4-H and Vermont Department of Fish & Wildlife is for high school youth who are interested in pursuing a career in the natural resources field.
Youth Environmental Summit (YES!)
The Youth Environmental Summit is an annual conference for middle and high school students. YES! is an opportunity to learn about environmental issues and get involved in local communities. The mission of YES! is to inspire, encourage, and prepare youth for a life of environmental responsibility, service and leadership by increasing awareness and knowledge of environmental issues and fostering leadership skills. Workshops are hands-on, engaging, and many include youth presenters.
This year the Youth Environmental Summit is on November 7, 2012.
- Workshops and Presenters
- Registration Form
- Parental Permission Form
- Online Registration
- "Like Us" on Facebook
4-H Teen Board
This activity provides teens an opportunity for leadership development beyond the county or regional level and to promote local input in the planning and implementation of 4-H Teen Congress. Teen Board 2012-2013 Leadership Opportunities information and Mini Congress Teen Board Application.
4-H Teen Leadership Weekend
This is an exciting, activity-filled weekend for youth ages 13-18 (as of January 1, 2013). Participants learn valuable leadership skills and engage in fun team-building games while having the opportunity to meet new friends from around the state.
The weekend takes place November 30-December 2, 2012 and registration is due by November 9, 2012*. The cost of the weekend is $150 which includes two nights lodging at the Hampton Inn, all meals, activities, bowling/pizza party, and materials. Sign-up soon as space is limited to 50!
*Anyone serving on the Teen Congress or the Mini Congress Teen Board is required to attend this weekend.
Citizenship Washington Focus
CWF is a six-day intensive summer citizenship program for youth ages 14-19. Delegates learn about the democratic process and their role as citizens while they experience our nation's capital. The 2013 program will take place June 29 — July 6, 2013. Application and program description.
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