Register for 2018 Teen Leadership Conference

SDSU Extension
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BROOKINGS — The South Dakota 4-H Youth Council invites all South Dakota teens, ages 13 to 18, to attend the 2018 Teen Leadership Conference held on the South Dakota State University campus, June 4-8, 2018.

This year’s camp theme is Fear Factor: Face Everything and Rise.

“Teen Leadership Conference provides teens with a fun balance of leadership training, personal growth and campus exploration,” said Hilary Risner, SDSU Extension Regional 4-H Youth Program advisor.

Register by April 20 and save

To register for Teen Leadership Conference, visit Early bird registration is $275 and open until April 20, 2018. In order to receive the early bird registration, registrants must enter “TLC25.”

General registration is $300 and extends from April 21-May 8, 2018.

Registration fee includes room, all meals and a t-shirt. Transportation to and from Brookings will not be provided, unless otherwise arranged by county 4-H offices.

Fear Factor: Face Everything and Rise

“The 2018 Teen Leadership Conference will provide the experiences needed to prepare youth for secondary education and career readiness,” Risner explained.

Throughout the week, teens will face their fears as it applies to leadership development. Complete tract and workshop descriptions are located at:

Teens will have the opportunity to enjoy a multitude of engaging networking opportunities at many landmarks across campus, such as Club 71 in the Dana J. Dykhouse Stadium.

“Teens should attend TLC because it’s a place for them to make lifelong friends and connections that they will have for the rest of their life,” said Taylor McMartin, 4-H Youth Council member from Turner County.

This year, the Youth Council is excited to welcome keynote speaker, Bob Prentice, aka “Mr. Attitude.” Prentice will discuss fears as they apply to leadership, with attitude of course.

For more information about the conference, please contact SDSU Extension South Dakota 4-H Youth Council Co-Advisors, Amber Erickson at or Hilary Risner at