4-H State Leadership Conference
2014 4-H State Leadership Conference
August 14-17, 2014
U.C. Santa Cruz
Youth delegates gain exposure to the campus by living in the residence halls, eating in the dining commons, and participating in educational sessions, many of which are taught by UC faculty and staff.
The conference is planned by a team of high school 4-H members and adult advisors. Working in strong youth-adult partnership, the team designs the educational, recreational and logistical components of the conference.
Participants must have graduated 8th grade in order to attend (ages 13-19).
Please click here for descriptions of the educational sessions.
The History of the 4-H State Leadership Conference
In 1914, 143 4-Hers traveled to the University Farm in Davis to attend the first State 4-H Convention honoring 4-H contest winners. The 4-H members stayed for three days in canvas tents. In 1951, over 1,100 4-H Club members attended the Annual 4-H State Convention at UC Davis. Members saw demonstrations presented by prominent scientists and teachers, the selection of the state dress revue and the talent show winners. Read more about the 1951 State 4-H Convention. The conference was changed in 1960 to the current 4-H State Leadership Conference to help to improve leadership skills.
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