AMES, Iowa -- More than 1,000 teenagers are expected to converge on the Iowa State University campus June 24-26 for the Iowa 4-H Youth Conference. They’ll take part in three days full of speakers, workshops, mixers, dances, a banquet and community service activities.
“The conference gives these youth the opportunity to meet new friends, find new opportunities, and learn about the community and themselves in the process,” said Brenda Allen, conference coordinator and 4-H youth program specialist.
Youth who have completed 8th grade through 12th grade are eligible to attend the Iowa 4-H Youth Conference. Youth do not have to be 4-H members to participate, Allen said.
The theme for this year’s conference is “Ticket to Success,” Allen said. Delegates will have the chance to discover what excites them, whether learning more about themselves in workshops to become more prepared for the future or serving the community to create success locally. Through discussion groups and other activities, youth will build leadership and other skills to take back to their own communities.
Online registration for the conference is now open, and youth must register by 11:59 p.m., May 30. The registration fee is $175. More information and the registration link can be found at www.extension.iastate.edu/4h/iowa4hyouthconference.