Thinking of the Future - Being a Change-Maker

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    Teen Leadership

New Hampshire teens are the leaders of tomorrow. 4-H teens are empowered to develop skills in the areas of critical thinking, creativity, collaboration,and communication so they can become 21st century leaders.

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4-H Teen Opportunities

National Leadership Opportunities

Statewide Teen Events

Teen Conference

Belknap County teens

Held at UNH, Durham’s campus, Teen Conference is a 4-day experience that encourages making new friends, developing leadership skills that will last a lifetime, experiencing a taste of college life, and exploring a variety of workshop topics designed to help you realize your potential.
4-H Teen Conference | June 22-25, 2024

Teen Leadership Retreat

teen and woman

Retreat is an opportunity for each county's teen leadership representatives to come together with their advisors and peers from around the state to learn, reflect, and build as a team throughout the weekend.

Teen Leadership Retreat | October 21-22, 2023 | Tuftonboro NH
Registration closes October 1st.

Article: NH 4-H Teens Find Their Voice at the 2022 Teen Leadership Retreat

T(w)een and Teen Winter Retreat

teens outdoors

Middle and high school youth warm up mid-winter with activities like tubing as well as participate in different workshops ranging from public speaking to writing resumes and practicing a Public Service Announcement about 4-H.
2024 Retreat will be held in February

2023 T(w)een Winter Retreat [Article]

NH 4-H Citizenship Focus


Each year NH 4-H will focus on an area of civic engagement, which is defined as “individual and collective actions designed to identify and address issues of public concern.”  Civic engagement includes programs that help youth to become effective change agents by developing youth voice, advocacy, activism and informed decision-making skills.
2023 Citizenship Focus | April 21-May 5


The inaugural national summit included STEM learning and team bonding opportunities
New people, new places, and new knowledge summarizes the Ignite by 4-H Summit experience for the NH 4-H STEM Ambassadors. Learn More
2023 4-H T(w)een Winter Retreat
Another retreat is in the books for this year for our 4-Hers! On February 11, 2023, about 50 teens ages 12 to 18 joined us at UNH Manchester for the... Learn More
Funding opportunities for 2 and 4 year degrees, certificate programs, and training in the trades
Funding opportunities for 2 and 4 year degrees, certificate programs, and training in the trades. Learn More
at the 2022 Teen Leadership Retreat
From October 22nd to 23rd, 50 teens came to Camp Sentinel in Center Ossipee, NH for a fun-filled weekend of workshops, games, planning and most import... Learn More


  • October 21st, 2023
    Teen Leadership Retreat 10:00am - 1:00pm, The Teen Leadership Retreat is an annual event for t(w)eens ages 12-18 in New Hampshire. It is an overnight at Camp Sentinel in Tuftonborough NH with a focus on
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