Experiencing Citizenship 2015

"What would our communities and nation look like if young people
were fully engaged as partners in decisions that affect them... ?"
  National 4-H

Read about the highlights and see photos of
Experiencing Citizenshop 2014

Sunday, March 22 through Wednesday March 25, 2015

Onsite Check-in Starts at 1:30, Program Begins at 3:00

If you are paying by check, please make out to "Oregon 4-H Foundation"

Please mail checks to:

Experiencing Citizenship
Attention: Andy Hoffmann
106 Ballard Hall, Oregon State University
Corvallis, OR 97331.

Experiencing Citizenship, hosted by the Oregon 4-H Program, is a state-wide event for young people (ages 13-18) to share ideas, have fun, do community service, think critically, apply new social media in civic engagement and more!  Teen facilitators at Experiencing Citizenship will lead ten Issue Groups to address questions that Oregon agencies are concerned about. Issue Groups will create responses and presentations for those agencies.  During one day at the Oregon State Capitol building, teen participants will talk to decision-makers, take photos, and ask questions during tours and workshops there. And most of all, teens will decide how to use Experiencing Citizenship back home.

For just $155, 4-H members and their friends are invited to Experiencing Citizenship  to enjoy 4 days/3 nights at the Salem Grand, Convention Center, and State Capitol.  Young people and adults will have fun and practice leadership skills. You will meet legislators and state agency representatives. You’ll work in teams, be challenged to think about issues that affect Oregon, and use your voice often! 

If you plan to attend the 2015 Experiencing Citizenship conference, and are applying to the group Facilitator, register today!  Select the Youth registration option.  Your registration balance will show the whole $155 amount when you submit it.  Please just submit the $20 deposit as soon as possible. (Payment is due prior to arrival at the conference, March 22.)   If you are selected as a Facilitator, your balance will be adjusted, and no additional registration fee will be charged.  If you are not selected to be a Facilitator this year, you will need to pay the remaining ($135) registration balance.

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Scholarships & Discounts
Katy Zollner Memorial Scholarship
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Please register NO LATER THAN Sunday March 7, 2015. Late fee of $20 applies between March 7nd and 12th.

Online Registration is now available

If you have already registered using our new online registration system(Summer Conference), all you will have to do is enter the email address and password that you used to register before; you will then be taken to the screen where you can select "New Registration"

If this is your first time using the new online registration, you will first have to set up an account.  You will need to enter your name, email address, password and answer two security questions.  You will then be taken to the "New Registration" page. Record this information for future registrations.  Once you have an account, all you will need to do is log in with the email and password you set up the account with.  You will be able to register much quicker, so write down that information and keep it in a safe place.

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