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Teen Opportunites

Program Contact: Tanya Barnett, 4-H Youth Coordinator
(360) 379.5610 x208 •

Upcoming Teen Leadership Events:

Know Your Government (KYG)
2019 Program: “Citizenship & Media: Changing the World One Conversation at a Time”

Join teens from across our county, region, and state and jump into the intersection of politics and the media!  Fulfill graduation requirements with fast-paced, fun, interactive learning and community service.  Pre-conference gatherings in Jefferson Co. culminate in a 4-day conference in Olympia.

2019 KYG Dates:

  • Pre-Conference County Meetings
    Sundays, Jan. 13, 20, & 27 in the WSU Classroom, 97 Oak Bay Rd. in Port Hadlock; 6-8:30 pm
  • Multi-County Hang-Out Days
    Saturdays, Dec. 1, Jan. 5, & Feb. 2; TBA in Clallam, Kitsap, and Jefferson Counties; noon-3 p.m.
  • Know Your Government Conference
    Saturday, Feb. 16 – Tuesday, Feb. 19; Olympia, WA; Olympia Center & Doubletree Inn; conference info at

All high school students welcome! For more information, please contact or 360-379-5610 x208.

Teen Leadership throughout the year:

4-H Teen Leadership programs give adolescents the opportunity to develop advanced leadership abilities through a variety of real-life leadership roles. Everyone is welcome to participate.

Club Teen Leaders High school 4-H members may enroll in the Leadership project and become teen volunteers in 4-H clubs, sharing leadership rolse with adults volunteers.

Know Your Government (KYG) is an annual 4-day teen conference in Olympia sponsored by Washington State 4-H which takes place in February. 4-H youth and their friends outside 4-H in grades 9-12 are invited to participate. Each county delegation meets five sessions in their county before the conference for training. For more information contact Tanya at or go to

SW District Teen Rally is usually held one weekend in September or October on the southern Washington coast for grades 7-12. Teens from multiple counties get together for educational workshops, special speakers and fun! For more information contact your local 4-H Coordinator.

Teen Conference is usually held in June at WSU Pullman campus. Teens engage in hands-on education sessions and programs with other youth from across the state and college professors and 4-H youth development experts. For more information:

For information about other State 4-H teen Leadership opportunities check out: