National 4-H Congress

Atlanta Georgia | November 24-28, 2023

4-H at National Congress

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. 

2023 National 4-H Congress Application

Applications due August 1, 2023 to

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


Info You Need to Know

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.

To apply, you will submit by email:

  • application checklist
  • letter of recommendation
  • cover letter (1-1 1/2 pages)
  • resume (up to 2 pages)
  • 2-3 minute video on what leadership skills you hope to develop at National Congress via google drive "sharable" link

 Applications due August 1, 2023 to 

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.

  • Your time at National 4-H Congress is only Part 1 of this experience. 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 year you attend National 4-H Congress. (County Teen Leadership, NH 4-H Ambassador, STEM Ambassador, Ag-Ambassador or other similar leadership roles.)
  • 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 State Teen Leadership Field Specialist should this fee present a challenge.

Thinking of the Future, Being a Change-Maker

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. Whether you join us annually for our Teen Conference or grow at the local, regional,or national level, with the support of adult mentors, NH 4-H teens can become peer mentors and community builders.

Learn More About Teen Opportunities in 4-H!


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