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Teen Page

Check out all the Morris County 4-H Teen Program has to offer!

The Morris County 4-H Teen Program is open to youth in grades 8-13 (one year out of high school.) There are many opportunities available for teens throughout the year.

Teen Clubs

Teen Council- Meets the 1st Monday of each month from 7:00pm-8:00pm at the 4-H office. This club is open to current 4-H members interested in serving as their club's teen ambassador. During the year, members work to strengthen the county 4-H program and the club experience through various leadership projects and by serving as role models to younger 4-H members. Contact Kelly Dziak for more information at dziak@broken.njaes.rutgers.edu.

Amazing Artists- 1-2 Saturday meetings/month at the 4-H office. Club members are encouraged to explore different artistic techniques in order to express their ideas and feelings. Teens of all artistic abilities are welcome to participate. Contact the 4-H office to learn more. 973-285-8301.

County Events

Fair

There are many opportunities for 4-H members to volunteer, participate, and present at the 4-H Fair. Check out the Fair website for more information!

Food and Fitness Ambassadors

Are you interested in health and exercise? Do just want to learn how to become a healthier you? Become a Food and Fitness Ambassador! These teens learn about healthing eating and exercise and teach those lessons to youth around the county. Contact the 4-H office to learn more.

Teen Leaders

Teens who have worked with a project area for several years and are learning more about organizing meetings can become Teen Leaders. If you would like to be a teen leader within your club, talk to your leader and contact the 4-H office to find out how!

State Events

Winter Camp - January (Dates TBD)

This event takes place at the end of January each year. Teens from several counties gather together at L.G. Cook 4-H Camp for a relaxing weekend full of fun. Activities include a wide range of crafts, team building games, sledding, and hiking.

North Jersey Teen Conference - March (Dates TBD)

This event takes place in March. A committee of teens and adults work together throughout the year to create a fun and educational weekend for teens in Bergen, Essex, Hudson, Hunterdon, Morris, Middlesex, Passaic, Somerset, Sussex, Union and Warren counties.

State Teen Action Council

The State Teen Action Council (STAC) meets several times a year at Rutgers University. Each county is invited to send representaitves in grades 8-13 to serve. Participants provide advice and input to the State 4-H Youth Development Program, take part in election the election process of both the North and South Jersey Teen Representatives, and organize statewide events for 4-H members.

National Events

Leadership Washington Focus

Leadership Washington Focus is a new 4-H leadership program for youth in grades 6-8. Youth from across the nation participate in this event held in mid July at the National 4-H Youth Conference Center in Chevy Chase, Maryland. The program provides an opportunity for youth to listen to motivational speakers and participate in workshops that will develop communication skills, increase leadership capacity and build lifetime skills.

Citizenship Washington Focus

Citizenship Washington Focus is a leadership program conducted by the National 4-H Council for high school age youth. The program is run for seven consecutive weeks during the summer months. It is held at the National 4-H Youth Conference Center in Chevy Chase, Maryland just outside Washington, D.C. Using Washington, D.C. as a working classroom delegates learn about the government, citizenship and civic education.

National 4-H Conference

National 4-H Conference is held each spring in Chevy Chase, MD at the National 4-H Center. This event provides an opportunity for 4-H members to become acquainted with government, meet with federal representatives, enhance leadership skills and provide feedback on the 4-H Youth Development Program. Interested youth must apply to be part of their state's delegation.

National 4-H Congress

National 4-H Congress is held in Atlanta, GA each November and provides an opportunity for 4-H members from across the nation to come together and learn about community inolvement, cultural diversity, and service to others while meeting new friends. Interested youth must apply to be part of their state's delegation.

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