The National 4-H Council and its National 4-H Youth Conference Center will host a series of educational youth summits to engage youth and introduce and advance their skills in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM), and healthy living programs. The events will take place at the National 4-H Youth Conference Center in Chevy Chase, Md. in January and February 2014.
The National Youth Summit Series will attract high school students grades 9 through 12 from across the country to participate in workshops and advance their skills and knowledge in robotics, agri-science, and health and fitness. Each event will provide an opportunity for a team of students, accompanied by an adult mentor or chaperone, to learn skills, participate in hands-on learning sessions and develop action plans to effect change in their community.
"4-H is excited to present such an impactful education series to engage youth," said Donald T. Floyd, Jr., president and CEO of the National 4-H Council. "Through hands-on workshops and interactive sessions, students will be given the opportunity to learn from agri-science, robotics and healthy living field professionals."
The STEM and healthy living conferences will provide a training ground for students to join together and create action plans to solve the problems facing their communities. After participating in the events, students will return to their communities and re-teach the material to members of their community.
Following are the dates of the National Youth Summit Series:
- Jan. 9-12, 2014 Healthy Living
- Jan. 16-20, 2014 Agri-Science (Sponsored by Merck)
- Feb. 13-17, 2014 Robotics
For more information on sponsorship and registration, visit www.nationalyouthsummit.org.