Ignite by 4-H

The Ultimate Teen Summit

Washington DC | March 9 - 12, 2023
Ambassadors

Ignite by 4-H event combines our Agri-Science, STEM, and Healthy Living summits into one experience that will be a catalyst for teens to explore 4-H. Dynamic speakers, industry experts, and hands-on experiences in career development and community change will empower teens to spark their passion, explore the issues they care about and create connections for success, today and tomorrow. Adult chaperones will also be able to take advantage of professional development aligned with the 4-H Thriving Model of Positive Youth Development.

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Information You Need to Know

Participants will work with each other and with experts in the agricultural, STEM and healthy living communities in a collaborative, hands-on educational setting to dive deep into some of the most common topics of today. 

Agri-Science

Submit an application checklist, a cover letter, a resume and a 2-3 minute video sharing why you would like to go to Michelle Bersaw, 4-H Field Specialist,    michelle.bersaw@unh.edu.

Applications are due November 28, 2022. Download the application packet here! 

STEM

Submit an application checklist, a cover letter, a resume and a 2-3 minute video sharing why you would like to go to Claes Thelemark, 4-H Field Specialist,  claes.thelemark@unh.edu

Healthy Living

Submit an application checklist, a cover letter, a resume and a 2-3 minute video sharing why you would like to go to Andrew Schafermeyer, 4-H Field Specialist, Andrew.Schafermeyer@unh.edu

There is a $300 Family Contribution required for all National Award tripattendeesbut this is not intended to be a barrier for participation. Please contact your content area Field Specialist should this fee present a problem.

Chosen participants will travel to with 4-H advisors from New Hampshire.  All trip logistics will be handled by the NH 4-H State office from airport to lodging and return.  Participants will be responsible for transportation to and from the airport, as well as any meals outside of meals provided at the conference.  All COVID-19 protocols dictated by National 4-H Summit, and New Hampshire 4-H will be abided by.  Current protocols can be found here.

 

Contact

Andrew Schafermeyer
4-H Healthy Living - Outdoor Recreation
Instructor Field Specialist
Office: UNH Cooperative Extension 4-H Youth Development, Taylor Hall, Durham, NH 03824

Michelle Bersaw-Robblee
4-H Youth Development and 4-H Horticulture Field Specialist
Asst Field Specialist
Phone: (603) 255-3556 ext. 804
Office: Cooperative Extension, Taylor Hall, Durham, NH 03824

Claes Thelemarck
Extension Field Specialist - Science Literacy
Full Extension Field Spec
Phone: (603) 447-3834
Office: Cooperative Extension, Taylor Hall, Durham, NH 03824