4-H Trips, Awards, Scholarships, Ambassadors & More

Older Youth Experiences: Leadership Roles, Trips and Conferences, and Awards

 The Langlade County 4-H  Awards Committee is offering a SECOND CHANCE to earn a travel scholarship for the summer of 2022.  Now is the time to apply!

Application Essentials – A handbook to assist youth with completing a cover letter and resume. Click to view handbook: Application Essentials Handbook – Second Chance 2022

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Second Chance Opportunity for Travel Scholarships:

Applications are due January 21st! 

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State Leadership Roles

    • State Art Groups

Trips and Conferences

    • Wisconsin 4-H and Youth Conference
    • American Spirit East
    • Citizenship Washington Focus (CWF)
    • Leadership Washington Focus (LWF)
    • National 4-H Congress
    • National 4-H Conference Consideration at State Level

Funding these Opportunities:

The Older Youth Opportunities resumé packet will be available soon!

The Langlade County 4-H Leaders’ Association, Inc. provides scholarships for many of these opportunities.  Scholarships are usually 70% of the cost for the opportunity that the youth applies for.  Youth may apply for a scholarship through the Older Youth Opportunities resumé process.  Second chance travel scholarships applications are due January 21,2022.

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State Wide Leadership Roles

State Art Groups

Open to:  Grades 9 12
When:  Various events throughout the year

Three State 4-H Arts Groups are formed every year to give 4-H youth the opportunity to develop their artistic and leadership skills. They then have the opportunity for real-world applications of these skills at the 4-H and Youth Conference and the Wisconsin State Fair.  There are three different art groups, focusing on different art mediums:

      • 4-H Drama Company creates a stage performance involving acting, song and dance in the five days leading up to 4-H and Youth Conference. Show content is a collaborative effort between company members and their director. Each Drama Company member contributes ideas for the show and works with the group to problem solve issues on the set and in the script. Drama Company takes their show on to the Wisconsin State Fair where they perform for fair goers from across the state.
      • 4-H Art Team creates artwork around the theme of the Wisconsin 4-H and Youth Conference as well as designing and organizing the WI 4-H and Youth Conference art exhibit, reception and guided exhibit tours. The team members also teach seminars and train to be peer leaders for county and regional events including the Wisconsin State Fair. The 4-H Art Team is led by a professional artist who teaches team members artistic techniques using a variety of mediums.
      • 4-H Communications Team tells the Wisconsin 4-H story using multiple forms of communication, including:  photo, video, social media, blogging and writing about club, county and state 4-H events. Team members develop a mixed-media presentation for delegates attending the Wisconsin 4-H & Youth Conference, as well as taking photos and videos of performances. They create promotional video clips for 4-H & Youth Conference and write articles about 4-H events. Communications Team members learn an abundance of problem solving, writing, photography and leadership skills as members of their team.

How to apply:  For more information, including cost and specific application requirements for each group, visit the website.  Application deadline is usually in December.

 

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Travel Experiences and Conferences

Open to:  Current 4-H member, grades 7 – 10
When (Tentative only): June 20-23, 2022
Where:  Madison, WI

Approximately 600 youth attend this pre-college program in Madison each summer.  Participants take part in educational seminars and assemblies and meet people from across Wisconsin.  They are encouraged to take what they learn and share it with others in their home community.

Cost:  Approximate total cost of $300 plus some seminar costs.
Scholarship available!  Approximate cost, with scholarship, is $100.  Apply through the Older Youth Opportunities resumé process.  Completed applications are due January 21, 2022.

Registration: Registration usually takes place in April, please monitor the website for exact details and deadlines.

Open to:  Current 4-H member, grades 8-10
When: June 3-12, 2022; June 10-19, 2022; June 17-26, 2022
Where:  East Coast.

Approximately 132 youth learn about America’s heritage and build awareness of the many steps taken to gain U.S. independence and freedom by visiting historical sites in Philadelphia, New York, Boston.

Cost:  Approximate total cost of $1650.
Scholarship available!  Approximate cost, with scholarship, is $495.  Apply through the Older Youth Opportunities resumé process.  Completed applications are due January 21, 2022.

Registration: Registration is open soon!  Please monitor the website for exact details and deadlines.

Open to:  Current 4-H member, grades 10 – 12 (minimum age 15 during the trip)
When: June 11-18, 2022 or July 2-9, 2022

Where:  Washington, D.C.

Approximately 120 Wisconsin 4-H youth are selected to attend this leadership program held at the National 4-H Center in Washington, D. C.  Participants learn the importance of civic and social responsibilities as they relate to the development of better citizens and leaders.  The week consists of participatory workshops, speakers, committee work, field trips and social events.

Cost:  Approximate total cost of $1750.
Scholarship available!  Approximate cost, with scholarship, is $525.  Apply through the Older Youth Opportunities resumé process. Completed applications are due January 21, 2022.

Registration: Registration is open now!  Please monitor the website for exact details and deadlines.

Open to: Current 4-H member, grades 6-8 (entering grades 7 through 9 at the time of the trip)
When (Tentative only):  July 2021
Where:  Washington, D.C.

Leadership Washington Focus (LWF) is a 4-H leadership program that takes place at the National 4-H Youth Conference Center. Delegates will build confidence in their ability to motivate and direct others in meaningful action, practice effective communication with others through group discussion and public speaking, work with others to create and accomplish goals, develop an understanding of their own personal leadership style, exchange ideas, practice respect, and form friendships with other 4-H’ers from across the nation and experience hands-on learning using the historical backdrop of Washington, D.C.

Cost:  Approximate total cost of $1100.
Scholarship Available: Approximate cost, with scholarship, is $330.  Apply through the Older Youth Opportunities resumé process.  Completed applications are due January 21, 2022.

Registration: Please monitor the website for exact details and deadlines.

Open to:  Current 4-H member, grades 10 – 12 (Maximum age of 18  on January 1 of the year of travel)
When (Tentative only):  March 20-24, 2022

Where:  Washington, D.C.

Langlade County may nominate one youth per year to receive an application to compete to be one of six (6) to eight (8) Wisconsin youth selected to attend this working civic conference held at the National 4-H Center in Washington, D.C.  Each delegate selects an issue and collaborates with youth from across the country in an effort to help better direct future 4-H programming.  Delegates spend the majority of time contributing to stimulating, task-oriented groups.  One day is spent on Capitol Hill meeting with Wisconsin legislators.

Cost:  Approximate total cost of $1500.
Scholarship available!  Approximate cost, with scholarship, is $450.  Apply through the Older Youth Opportunities resumé process. Completed applications are due January 21, 2022.

.Applications: Once selected for consideration, applications are due to the State 4-H Office by January 2, 2022.  Please monitor the website for exact details and deadlines.

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4-H Scholarships 

Locally, there are three different 4-H Scholarships provided to youth in Langlade County 4-H. Each scholarship has different previous participation requirements.  Please click on the link to learn more.

How to apply:  Apply through the Scholarship Application Google Form beginning January 2022.  Completed application is due May 1st of current year.

Langlade County 4-H Scholarships

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Questions? Contact the Extension Office 4-H Educator at 715-627-6236 for more information.

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