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National 4-H Congress 2022 - A Life Changing Event for 4-H Members - Applications Due May 20

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Friday, May 20, 2022 - 9:00pm
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National 4-H Congress, November 25 th – 29th , 2022 in Atlanta Georgia

Application packet is due May 20, 2022

Visit the National 4-H Congress website to learn even more about this impactful experience.

National 4-H Congress is the flagship event of the 4-H program. For over 100 years, youth from the United States and its territories have participated in this youth leadership development conference.

Congress provides youth ages 15-18 a quality educational and cross-cultural experience that exceeds what any state independently provides.

It is designed to address the needs and issues of youth while helping to develop capable, competent and caring citizens.

Delegates will be selected based on the application process which is posted below. Each delegate is expected to contribute $350 toward the cost of the experience; all remaining costs are paid by funds raised for the 4-H program by the Massachusetts 4-H Foundation. Delegates can also contact their local 4-H Educator for additional funding sources, such as advisory councils, fair boards, or other sources. 

To apply:

Members must submit a resume packet to: 4-H Educator, Kim Pond by May 20, 2022.

Email To:

Mail to: Kim Pond, UMass Extension 4-H, 7 Midstate Drive, Suite 102, Auburn, MA 01501

Mailed applications must be postmarked by May 20, 2022.

The applicaton packet must include (single sided only with a font size of 12 point or larger):

• A cover letter

• A resume (1 page preferred, 2 pages maximum)

• A 4-H Story (double spaced, 5 page maximum)

• A completed 4-H Experience Sheet - Answer these 4 questions on a separate sheet of paper

  1. Briefly describe your leadership experiences in the 4-H program and through other organizations/school.
  2. Why do you feel it is important to develop communication skills?
  3. How will you apply your leadership experiences to benefit the 4-H program in the next 2 years?
  4. Discuss Community Service work that you have done and it’s impact on you and/or your community.

• Two written references (1 from a 4-H affiliated person, 1 from non-4-H: these cannot be relatives).

In addition, you may include up to 5 pages of supplemental materials. All materials must be presented in a professional manner; clean, neat and typed. Please avoid duplicating materials.

Resumes are a great way to categorize your work by skills and listing awards, but is meant to be a short synopsis of your 4-H activities and accomplishments.

Your 4-H story and 4-H Experience Sheet is a way to let the judges know how your projects and experiences have had an impact on you or elaborate on your experiences in more detail.

For more information on developing your resume and 4-H Story, go to the 4-H website page on Resume Development.


Contact Kim Pond with any questions.






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Kim Pond
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