Now Accepting Applications for 4-H National Conference College Facilitators

Posted: August 17, 2016

The Division of Youth and 4-H in the Institute of Youth, Family, and Community is encouraging highly qualified, diverse college leaders to apply for up to eight college facilitator positions at the March 2017 National 4-H Conference in the DC area. Any enrolled college students with leadership and group facilitation skills are eligible for this opportunity.

National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA) encourages qualified, diverse college leaders to apply for new facilitator positions at the March 2017 National 4-H Conference.


National 4-H Conference is the premier, national leadership and civic engagement youth event in 4-H and will occur next on March 25-30, 2017. During the Conference, 4-H youth delegates, who are high school students, present their voices in 15 to 30 minute briefings to federal agencies on pressing national topics. College youth serve a major role at the Conference as group facilitators for these high school youth roundtables, guiding the development and presentation of the briefings. We seek diverse college students with demonstrated skills in leadership, group facilitation, conflict resolution, organization, oral and written presentation to serve as facilitators; membership in 4-H is not a requirement for new college facilitators. College credit is an available option upon request, and facilitators’ expenses are covered (shared room for the week at National 4-H Youth Conference Center in Chevy Chase, MD, all meals on campus, round-trip transportation).

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