National 4-H Congress

Atlanta Georgia | November 29 - December 3, 2024

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The focus of National 4-H Congress is leadership development, citizenship, global awareness and inclusion.  You will travel to Atlanta Georgia with your 4-H youth delegates, and two adult advisors that will support you during the experience.  You'll expand your skills, engage with other 4-H members from across the country and be inspired to make an impact! This is a capstone experience for NH 4-Hers who apply through our Marketing YOU process.

Candidates must be between 14 - 18 years of age to apply.

Applications due July 1, 2024 to

To learn more about National 4-H Congress visit their website or Facebook Page

There is a $300 Family Contribution required for all National Award trip attendees but this is not intended to be a barrier for participation. Please contact 4-H Administrative Assistant should this fee present a challenge.

Info You Need to Know

Criteria to Apply for National 4-H Congress

  • Must have attended at least (1) Teen Conference OR (1) NH Teen Leadership Retreat.
  • Must be between the ages of 14-18 years old.
  • Must plan on being a part of the NH Teen Leadership Program for the 2024-2025 year (County Teen Leadership, Teen Conference Commissioner, 4-H Community Ambassador, 4-H STEM Ambassador, 4-H Ag-Ambassador or other similar leadership roles).
  • A 4-H member can only attend National 4-H Congress one time as a participant.


Application Process for National 4-H Congress

  • Application submitted by email to 4-H Teen Leadership Field Specialist by July 1, 2024.
  • (1) professional recommendation required.
  • Candidates will be selected by the Teen Leadership Field Specialist and chaperone team.
  • Preference will be given to applicants that have taken active leadership roles at the county or state level, especially in Teen Conference Commission.
  • To learn more about National 4-H Congress visit their website or Facebook Page.


Creating Your Video for the Application

Although it is the Extension team viewing your video, and some of us may know you, please present as if this is the first time we are learning about who you are. Use the prompts below to help guide your video:

  • Introduce yourself and give us some insight into your 4-H journey so far.
  • What about National Congress is interesting to you?
  • If you could design one workshop that would feed your 4-H spark, what would the workshop be, what materials would the presenters need, and what would you hope your peers learned from it?
  • Be creative so we get to know bits about you!

*Your video should be 2-3 minutes long.


When You Are at National 4-H Congress

Community service is a special part of National 4-H Congress. On Monday morning the National 4-H Congress delegates will be assigned a variety of community service projects in the Atlanta metro area. Each 4-H member have the opportunity to help others in a variety of ways and experience really what it is like to be a catalyst for positive change.


Trip Information

Chosen participants will travel to Atlanta Georgia 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 4-H National Congress, and NH 4-H will be abided by.  Current protocols can be found here.




Thinking of the Future, Being a Change-Maker


State 4-H Teen Leadership Program Manager
Extension Field Specialist, 4-H Teen Leadership
Phone: 617-875-3125
Office: UNH Cooperative Extension, Taylor Hall, Durham, NH 03824