North Dakota 4-H Youth Conference to host Stars of 4-H

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“The Stars of 4-H” is the theme of the North Dakota 2014 4-H Extension Youth Conference, which will be held June 16-19 on the North Dakota State University campus in Fargo.

“The stars in attendance will be 4-H youth from across the state,” says Sharon Query, an NDSU Extension Service 4-H youth development specialist. “Youth are encouraged to find their inner star and let it shine.”

Delegates will participate in workshops and team-building activities, hear from keynote speakers, volunteer in the Fargo/Moorhead community and attend a banquet.

“4-H, along with EYC, has influenced my life in the biggest way,” says Alicia Widhalm, a state 4-H ambassador. “I can honestly say that I would not be the person I am today. I’ve met so many friends that I’m still close with today and learned so many things that have helped me grow as a person.”

The mission of the conference is to energize and empower North Dakota youth with the tools necessary to form partnerships among youth, volunteers, Extension staff and communities.

The conference is open to youth who have completed grades seven through 12. Participants do not need to be enrolled in 4-H to attend.

The registration fee is $225, which includes all meals from Monday evening through Thursday brunch, overnight housing, an event T-shirt and a photograph of the attending delegates. Delegates may take advantage of the conference bus system for an additional $75.

If you are interested in attending or would like more information, contact your local Extension office or the Center for 4-H Youth Development at (701) 231-7251, or visit http://www.ndsu.edu/4h.