The National Youth Summit Series, held by the National 4-H Council and hosted by the National 4-H Youth Conference center are holding three National Youth Summits for some of the best and brightests students to focus on maker, healthy living, and agri-science. Designed for high school students, the Summits provide opportunities to learn technical skills, participate in hands-on activities and workshops, learn from leaders in the field, and visit professional and academic sites. Students attend in teams comprised of two to eight youth and are accompanied by an adult mentor/chaperone.
National Youth Maker Summit
November 7-10, 2014
Do you like to invent, build, or experiment? Do you ever catch yourself wondering how something can be improved? Have you ever taken something apart just to see how it works? The Maker National Youth Summit is for the creative and curious young minds of the next generation of innovators. Participants make what they can with a variety of materials from a range of fields, utilizing their resourcefulness and creativity.
National Youth Summit on Agri-Science
January 16-19, 2015
At the National Youth Summit on Agri-Science high school students develop the skills and knowledge needed for the challenges facing agriculture, food security and sustainability. National 4-H Council and National 4-H Youth Conference Center have partnered with agricultural scientists, researchers, leaders, politicians, and advocates to host the National Youth Summit on Agri-Science. It's a hands-on learning, educational experience led by experts in the agricultural community. This Summit includes workshops, curriculum, tools, and visits to agricultural government and advocacy agencies as part of the learning experience.
National Youth Summit on Healthy Living
February 13-16, 2015
At the National Youth Summit on Healthy Living high school students develop the knowledge and skills to address today's issues including nutrition education, physical fitness, wellness, and emotional well-being. National 4-H Council and National 4-H Youth Conference Center have partnered with professionals in family consumer science and healthy living to host the National Youth Summit on Healthy Living. Students are trained to create action plans to implement in their communities and teach other youth about what they have learned. The structure of the summits maximizes the amount of hands-on learning experiences and translates that learning to direct outcomes.