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National 4-H Congress
National 4-H Congress is held each Thanksgiving weekend in Atlanta, Georgia. Over 1,000 4-H members from all 50 states and Puerto Rico attend Congress. Watch a video from 2011 National 4-H Congress. At Congress, delegates hear inspirational speakers, participate in cultural workshops, a large-scale community service project, and other fun activities. Oregon Congress trip winners typically demonstrate a considerable breadth and depth of 4-H experience.
2013 Delegation to National 4-H Congress, Atlanta, GA.
The Oregon 4-H program views National 4-H Congress as an important opportunity for 4-H members and is committed to providing this experience to as many 4-H members who can benefit from it as possible. Because the trips to Congress are dependent on donations, a selection process is held each year. The State 4-H Recognition Committee selects Congress delegates based on the member's overall achievement in 4-H projects, leadership, communication, citizenship/community service and readiness to benefit from Congress.
National 4-H Congress Eligibility Requirements
- Members must have at least three years of 4-H participation, including the current year.
- The 4-H member must be an active 4-H participant during the current 4-H year.
- Members must be in the 10th, 11th, or 12th grades at the time of application.
National 4-H Congress Application and Instructions
4-H members complete and submit the Congress application to their county Extension office by the due date established by the county. Each application must include a completed submission form and the 4-H Resume.