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North Carolina Citizenship Focus
Hands-on workshops, panel discussions, distinguished speakers and open discussion will help youth discover how the government impacts their everyday life, and how they can impact the government in return. 4-H’ers will learn about state government, working with public officials, hear from prominent N.C. officials and visit legislators. This event is for youth 13-18.
4-H Congress
N.C. 4-H Congress is the ultimate 4-H event of the year! The event is geared for teen 4-H’ers ages 13-18; however junior 4-H’ers may attend part-time if they were named district presentation winners. Congress is held on the campus of NC State University. Activities of the week include State Talent Showcase, State Presentation Finals, Honor Club Tapping, State-level Hands-to-Service Project, State 4-H Council Officer Elections, Banquets, Dances and more. Presentation contest happens on Saturday morning and Congress begins Saturday afternoon.
N.C. 4-H Electric Congress
This is an educational event that recognizes excellence in the Electric Program throughout the state. 4-H Electric Congress rotates from each district of the state. 4-H members participate in workshops, meet their Power Company representatives, and interact with other electric winners. 4-H’ers must be at least 11 years old to attend. This event is usually held in July.
North Carolina 4-H Ambassador
The North Carolina 4-H Ambassador Program is something that 4-H youth can do one the county level and be recognized for, on the state level. This is something that youth will be able to use for years to come. They learn about different topics and are able to teach workshops, they gain leadership experience and all of these things can take place at no cost to the youth.
Appilcation, Interview, Resume, and Essay (AIRE)
Applicants must be at least 14 years old as of January 1. This program is used to select the groups to attend the National 4-H Congress, National 4-H Conference, and the International Leadership Conference. Participants must complete a two-page application, submit a resume of no more than two pages and an essay on “How 4-H has impacted their life.” The resume should highlight the 4-H’ers achievements, project work, and leadership throughout their career. The County 4-H Agent must sign off on the application before it is submitted. Interviews are held in conjunction with N.C. 4-H Congress. Winners are announced during 4-H Congress.