National 4-H Congress is held each November in Atlanta, Georgia. For over one hundred years, National 4-H Congress has been a premiere nation-wide opportunity for 4-H members. National 4-H Congress is a five-day event that engages high school 4-H members in leadership, civic engagement, global awareness and inclusion. Youth who attend this event should have the opportunity to address public issues of concern to youth, and be encouraged to commit to an active role in their community.
Here you can find information about the different opportunities for Iowa 4-H member recognition on the state level. This includes the National 4-H Conference, National 4-H Congress, State 4-H Council, State Project Award, and the State 4-H Shooting Sports Ambassador Program.
National 4-H Conference is the pinnacle experience in 4-H Civic Engagement, providing the opportunity for youth people to connect, learn, engage, lead and impact their communities, their nation, and their world. National 4-H Conference is held each Spring in the Washington D.C. area. Youth will serve on a priority topic committee with youth from around the nation, to discuss and develop solutions for important issues facing today's youth. Each committee will meet with government or other agency officials to present their ideas. Participants will experience the culture and history of Washington D.C. and visit with Iowa legislators on Capitol Hill.