4-H Congress is an annual educational event sponsored by the 4-H Youth Development Department at NC State University and planned by the State 4-H Council for youth, ages 13-18. The major purposes of 4-H Congress are: • To perpetuate the reputation of 4-H as a major state-wide educational program • To improve delegates knowledge of current issues through educational experiences such as speakers, discussion groups, workshops, etc. • To provide an opportunity to develop and exercise leadership skills through serving on committees and participating in various programs • To provide an opportunity for delegates to participate in the democratic process through campaigning for and electing state 4-H officers • To provide recreational and social experiences for delegates • To select winners in presentations and certain activities through state contests • To provide recognition for project, activity, and scholarship winners
Eligibility is the youth must participate in both 4-H County Activity Day (May 10) and District Activity Day (June 19) to attend. Registration deadline is July 6. Cost is $TBD includes transportation, lodging, conference registration, t-shirt, activities and most meals *payment plans available* Students will travel to Raleigh, NC and reside on NC State University campus or in a local hotel. Transportation is provided.