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Science focused events and conferences for youth

Through 4-H, youth have opportunities to explore Cornell and beyond at events like 4-H Career Explorations, Vet School Open House, Animal Crackers, Dairy Discovery Days, and more.

The 4-H Career Explorations Conference​ at Cornell connects 400 + 8th to 12 grade youth to 17+ hours of science and technology careers and academic enrichment. Youth attending, along with staff and volunteers, will be connected to Cornell University department programs. 

NYSACCE4-HE Capital Days

Other 4-H Department based statewide offerings:  Forestry Invitational Weekend, Dairy Discovery Days, Animal Crackers, March Dog Madness, provide intensive training and are open to new audiences.

An Animal Science calendar of events is available at: Planning Calendar
Activities/events offered through Cornell Outreach programs like Insectapalooza, Vet Science Open House and Expanding Your Horizons are also very popular options to promote, and organize activities around.

Looking for trips and events just for teens?  Check it out!

4-H Citizenship Washington Focus (CWF)*

Chevy Chase, MD and Washington DC

Week 1: June   5-11 Sold out! ​
Week 2: June 12-18 Sold out!
Week 3: June 19-25
Week 4: June 26 - July 2 
Week 5: July    3-9
Week 6: July 10-16
Week 7: July 17-23
*Please note that interested counties can contact Jamila Walida Simon but the NYS 4-H office is not in a position to offer support to this program.

What does it mean to be a good citizen or a leader? Are you being a strong civic leader for your community, country and world?

For more than 50 years, thousands of high school youth from all across the country have travelled to Washington, DC each summer to partake in the preeminent 4-H citizenship and leadership experience.

National 4-H Conference (N4HC)

(April 9-14, 2016) Chevy Chase, MD and Washington DC

A premier opportunity for teens ready to network with teens from across the country, discuss their interests, and voice their thoughtful concerns to 4-H leaders and national decision makers.    

 Preparing the 4-H Message for Capitol Hill visits                            

The Application Process for the National 4-H Conference

N4HC 2016 application (3).docxN4HC 2016 application (3).docx

Things to submit: 

(1) cover letter 

(2) resume with a 4-H appropriate email address and the resume should not exceed a single page

(3) two essays see guidelines below 

(4) letter of reference should not exceed a single page and must be placed in a sealed envelope with the recommenders signature across the back 

(5) references should be embedded in the essay for additional help please work with your educator or volunteer and look over the references and copyright document below.


Youth delegates who are selected to represent NYS will be given $435 towards their $835 conference fee. The remaining $400 is due on or before March 1, 2016. A check or money order payable to Cornell University will be accepted. In addition delegates will receive up to $115 in the form of a reimbursement towards mileage as we are planning our travel with the NJ delegation. 

The application deadline has been extended to December 1, 2015.

Please email Jamila Walida Simon if you will be submitting an application for review.






National 4-H Congress

(Nov. 27 - Dec. 1, 2015) Atlanta, GA

For more than eighty-eight years members of the 4-H program have been gathering to celebrate the successes and accomplishments of 4-H at this event. National 4-H Congress provides a life-changing experience for youth to meet other 4-H members from across America, as they participate in educational workshops focusing on diversity, cultural experiences, leadership, team development, and of course having fun! NYS has not participated in National 4-H Congress in a while and we would like to change that. If you are interested please contact Jamila Walida Simon. Please also note once you have attended as a delegate the following year you can apply to be a part of the design team and help to shape the conference.