National Youth Summits

The National Youth Summit Series brings together some of the best and brightest youth to focus on immersive STEM, agri-science, healthy living, and photography learning opportunities. Designed for high school students (grades 9 – 12), the Summits provide opportunities to learn technical skills, participate in hands-on activities, workshops, and engage with nationally-recognized leaders as well as their peers from across the country. Annually, Iowa sends youth delegations to the Agri-Science, Healthy Living, Photography Summits.

National 4-H Healthy Living Summit: Dates 2023 TBD

During the National 4-H Healthy Living Summit, youth participants will develop knowledge and skills in addressing today’s health related issues including nutrition education, physical fitness, wellness, and emotional wellbeing through interactive workshops.

The structure of the summit maximizes the amount of hands-on learning experiences for youth. Participants will attend workshops led by professionals in health and wellness fields and work together to create action plans they can implement in their local communities.

For more information on attending the National 4-H Healthy Living Summit, contact Laura Liechty, 4-H Healthy Living Specialist.


National 4-H Agri-Science Summit: 2023 Dates TBD

During the National 4-H Agri-Science Summit, youth participants (youth in grades 9-12) will meet youth from across the country to discuss current issues in agriculture and learn about agri-science careers. Youth delegates from Iowa will work as a team to create solutions for agri-science issues locally in Iowa.

The Summit takes place in Washington D.C. Any youth are welcome to form a team with an adult chaperone and register for the conference with travel, registration and other expenses to be paid by the team.