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Kansas 4-H Tip Sheet

June 14, 2019

4-H Youth Council and National 4-H Conference Application Process

Submitted by Beth Hinshaw

The Youth Council Application and National Conference Application will be combined this year, with applicants indicating if they are applying for one or both opportunities.

The information link will be available on the KYLF webpage, the National Conference webpage on the State 4-H Website in early August. Any Kansas 4-H member between the ages of 14 and 18 before January 1, 2020 may apply as a Council Rep and those 15-18 before January 1, 2020 may apply for National Conference. This year's KYLF delegation will elect representatives from the four extension program regions (NE, NW, SE, SW) for one year terms on council. Up to 6 National Conference Delegates will be selected through an interview process at KYLF and they serve a two year term on council.

Youth Council members work to involve youth with K-State Research and Extension in promoting, developing, implementing and evaluating Kansas Extension 4-H Youth Development programs in order to reflect the needs and interests of the youth in the state. Council members will also plan and conduct the Kansas Youth Leadership Forum, Citizenship in Action, 4-H Campference, 48 Hours of 4-H and other events.

Please encourage those outstanding young leaders in your local unit to apply for these opportunities. Applications are due on an online form on October 1, 2019 before 5 p.m. CST and 2 letters of reference must be postmarked on or before October 1, 2019 or they may be uploaded online by October 1 at 5 p.m. The signature page(council) and agreement page(conference) must be postmarked by October 1, 2019.

This year the Council Elections will include the application process detailed above, and from those applications up to 12 young people per region will be invited to interview by zoom prior to KYLF. From those that interview, up to 6 candidates will be selected to be in the election.

If you have questions, please ask Beth Hinshaw bhinshaw@ksu.edu or Sarah Keatley keatley@ksu.edu

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