NYS 4-H Teens Invited to Attend National 4-H Conference

National 4-H Conference, March 19-24, 2022
Hyatt Regency, Crystal City, VA

National 4-H Conference is the premiere annual youth development opportunity of the Department of Agriculture, planned in collaboration with Cooperative Extension and National 4-H Council and reaching hundreds of teens between 15-19 years of age from across the nation. The program builds youth leadership and civic engagement by connecting 4-H youth with federal agencies through briefings and youth-led research to address challenges faced by our federal agency partners and our local communities. The NYS 4-H Office at Cornell would like to provide support for a delegation of up to 5 youth and 1 educator to attend the conference. Additional youth can attend if local funding is available.

The 2022 National 4-H Conference dates will be held in a hybrid format on March 19-24, 2022 (March 19 is a travel day). The hybrid option will allow youth to attend either in-person at the Hyatt Regency Crystal City at Reagan National Airport or attend virtually through an online conference platform. We hope the hybrid format will provide land-grant institutions the flexibility to select the option that works best for their local youth and COVID-19 guidelines.

To ensure the health and safety of all youth and adult attendees as we continue to experience the COVID-19 pandemic, strict protocols have been established for the in-person event. These include, but are not limited to, proof of complete vaccination series or a negative COVID-19 test within 72 hours prior to arrival, mask requirements, increased sanitation measures, and adherence to local COVID-19 guidelines.

Online registration will open soon and will be open to youth ages 15-18. The registration fee for in-person attendance will be $1,095 for youth and $1,195 for adults. The in-person registration fee will include hotel lodging, most meals, transportation at Conference, a 4-H mask and a 4-H polo shirt (travel costs to and from the conference are not included). The fee for virtual attendance will be $425 for youth and adults. The virtual registration fee will include conference access, a virtual agency visit, activities for virtual attendees, 4-H mask, a 4-H polo shirt and 4-H swag box.

If you are interested, please email Jamila Walida Simon at jws62@cornell.edu.

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