2017 - 2018 Summits

Maker

November 2-5, 2017

Agri-Science

January 12-15, 2018

Registration Closed

Healthy Living

February 16-19, 2018

Registration Closed

About the National Youth Summits

The National Youth Summit Series brings together some of the best and brightest students to focus on maker, healthy living, and agri-science. Designed for high school students (grades 9 – 12), the Summits provide opportunities to learn technical skills, participate in hands-on activities, workshops and learn from leaders in the field. Students attend in teams comprised of two to eight youth and are accompanied by an adult mentor/chaperone. School year 2017-2018 will be our fifth year of programs and the results have been amazing! In school year 2015-2016 our surveys show a 19-47% increase in the number of students who felt after the Summit they were aware of areas of study they could pursue in college relating to their Summit subject matter. The National Youth Summit Series aim to teach lessons students can take back to their personal lives and communities like these students from Illinois:

“Two students attended the National Youth Maker Summit and have now joined with 2 adult volunteers to start a 15 member 4‑H Maker Space SPIN club.”- Illinois 4‑H Agent

Present at the 2017-2018 National Youth Summit Series

The National 4‑H Center invites you to submit a proposal to conduct a workshop during the National Youth Summit Series at the National 4‑H Conference Center in Chevy Chase, Maryland. Workshops provide students a place to gain information in specific subject areas to increase knowledge, help inspire career paths and help participants to create action plans to implement in their communities to teach other youth about what they have learned when they return home. Youth and adults working together is a powerful method to share information and bring about positive outcomes in their home states.

Interested youth and adult teams have an opportunity to submit a proposal by: September 11, 2017 via email to info@nationalyouthsummit.org
Please find more details and the proposal form below.

Application

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Maker: November 2-5, 2017

Do you like to invent, build, or experiment? Do you ever catch yourself wondering how something can be improved? Have you ever taken something apart just to see how it works? The Maker National Youth Summit is for the creative and curious young minds of the next generation of innovators. Participants make what they can with a variety of materials from a range of fields, utilizing their resourcefulness and creativity.

The National Youth Maker Summit takes place November 2-5, 2017. Summit fees include accommodations at the National 4‑H Conference Center, meals, educational programming and tours including a guided night time tour of the monuments and memorials in Washington, DC. All-you-can-eat meals are served at the Clover Cafe at National 4‑H Conference Center beginning with dinner on Thursday, November 2 and ending with a box lunch on Sunday, November 5, 2017.

National Youth Summit on Maker – Registration is open! Registration will close on Thursday, October 26, 2017.

Participants

This Summit is open to any high school student in grades 9-12. Participate as a team (as few as two and as many as 10) with at least one adult mentor/chaperone. Youth interested in participating should contact leaders in their school, scout troop, religious organization or club to identify an adult to register and accompany them at the event.

Agenda

Download the agenda for the National Youth Maker Summit

2017 Agenda

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Agri-Science: January 12-15, 2018

At the National Youth Summit on Agri-Science high school students develop the skills and knowledge needed for the challenges facing agriculture, food security and sustainability. National 4‑H Council and National 4‑H Conference Center have partnered with agricultural scientists, researchers, leaders, politicians, and advocates to host the National Youth Summit on Agri-Science. This Summit emphasizes hands-on educational experiences led by experts in the agricultural community.

The National Youth Summit on Agri-Science takes place January 12 – 15, 2018. Summit fees include accommodations at the National 4‑H Conference Center, meals, educational programming and tours including a guided night time tour of the monuments and memorials in Washington, DC. All-you-can-eat meals are served at the Clover Cafe at National 4‑H Conference Center beginning with dinner on Friday, January 12 and ending with a box lunch on Monday, January 15, 2018.

National Youth Summit on Agri-Science – Registration will open October 12, 2017 and will close December 29, 2017.

Participants

This Summit is open to any high school student in grades 9-12. Participate as a team (as few as two and as many as 10) with at least one adult mentor/chaperone. Youth interested in attending National Youth Summit on Agri-Science should contact leaders in their school, club, scout troop, religious organization or parent to identify an adult to register and accompany them to the event.

Agenda

Download the agenda for the National Youth Agri-Science Summit

2017 Agenda

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Healthy Living: February 16-19, 2018

At the National Youth Summit on Healthy Living high school students develop the knowledge and skills to address today’s issues including nutrition education, physical fitness, wellness, and emotional well-being. National 4‑H Council and National 4‑H Conference Center have partnered with professionals in family consumer science and healthy living to host the National Youth Summit on Healthy Living. Students are trained to create action plans to implement in their communities and teach other youth about what they have learned. The structure of the summits maximizes the amount of hands-on learning experiences and translates that learning to direct outcomes.

The National Youth Summit on Healthy Living takes place February 16 – 19, 2018. Summit fees include accommodations at the National 4‑H Conference Center, meals, educational programming and tours including a guided night time tour of the monuments and memorials in Washington, DC. All-you-can-eat meals are served at the Clover Cafe at National 4‑H Conference Center beginning with dinner on Friday, February 16 and ending with a box lunch on Monday, February 19, 2018.

National Youth Summit on Healthy Living – Registration will open November 27, 2017 and will close February 2, 2018.

 

Participants

This Summit is open to any high school student in grades 9-12. Participate as a team (as few as two and as many as 10) with at least one adult mentor/chaperone. There should be at least one chaperone for every eight youth participants. Youth interested in attending National Youth Summit on Healthy Living should contact leaders in their school, club, scout troop, religious organization or parent to identify an adult to register and accompany them at the event.

Agenda

Download the agenda for the National Youth Healthy Living Summit

2017 Agenda

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Fees

Quad/Triple Occupancy (Youth Participants Only): $559

Double Occupancy (Two Students, Two Chaperones, or Parent & Child): $668

Single Occupancy (Adult Only): $849

Commuter Package without hotel accommodations: $476

Registration Fees are per Summit and Include:

  • accommodations (non-commuter)
  • all meals
  • workshop and activity materials
  • professional facilitators
  • all applicable taxes and fees
  • local transportation for tours

Transportation to and from the National 4‑H Conference Center is not included.

*Commuter Packages are designed for local participants who will not require sleeping accommodations. All other program materials are included.

Registration Information

Information needed for Adult Chaperone:

  • First/Last Name
  • Email
  • Prefix
  • Preferred Name for Badges
  • Organization Name
  • Title
  • Gender
  • Date of Birth
  • Team Name
  • Adult Team Leader (if not the same as above)
  • Emergency Contact Info – First/Last/Phone/Relationship
  • Contact Info – Address/City/ZIP/State/Primary Phone #/ Mobile #
  • Food Allergy/Dietary Restriction
  • ADA, special aid/service

Team Members Information (needed for all participants):

  • First/Last Name
  • Date of Birth
  • Gender
  • Emergency Contact Info
  • Food Allergy/Dietary Restriction
  • ADA, special aid/service

 

Resources

Cvent-How To Register

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Media Release & Code of Conduct

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National 4‑H Conference Center

National 4‑H Conference Center provides hotel rooms for adult chaperones, up to two per room, and youth, four beds per room (two bunk beds). Once a team is registered, your hotel accommodations are booked. A parent may also choose to room with his or her child. For everyone’s safety, youth may not room with an adult that is not his or her parent or legal guardian.

Make the Most of Your Trip

Staying at National 4‑H Conference Center puts you only minutes away from the historic sites and attractions of Washington, D.C., including monuments, landmarks and museums. You can come a few days early or stay a few days longer at National 4‑H Conference Center. Contact us for price and availability.