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Kansas 4-H Tip Sheet

July 15, 2020

Youth Council and National Conference Applications

Submitted by Beth Hinshaw

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

The information will soon be available on the KYLF webpage and the National Conference webpage on the State 4-H Website. Any Kansas 4-H member between the ages of 14 and 18 before January 1, 2021 may apply as a Council Rep and those 15-18 before January 1, 2021 may apply for National Conference. This year's virtual KYLF delegation will elect representatives from the four extension program areas (NE, NW, SE, SW) for one year terms on council. Up to 6 National Conference Delegates will be selected through an application and interview process 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, 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 and reference forms are due on an online form on September 21, 2020 before 11:59 p.m. CST. Applicants will also be asked to prepare a short video and email or upload that link or file by the above deadline. The signature page (both conference or council rep) and agreement page (conference only) must be postmarked by September 21, 2020, or emailed on or before September 21.

This year the Council Elections will include the application process detailed above and from those applications up to 12 young people per area 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.

An email will go to the KSRE System when all is on the web and ready. If you have questions, please contact Beth Hinshaw bhinshaw@ksu.edu