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COVID-19 Advisory: WSU Extension is working to keep our communities safe. All Extension programming is being provided virtually, postponed, or canceled. Effective March 16, 2020, WSU Extension county offices and WSU Research & Extension Centers will be closed to the public. We are available via email, phone, and webconference.

Teen Opportunites

Program Contact: Samantha Smith, 4-H Coordinator
(360) 379.5610 x208 • samantha.smith1@wsu.edu

Upcoming Teen Leadership Events:

Know Your Government (KYG)
2020 Program: “Decision 2020: Use Your Voice, Cast Your Vote”

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.

2020 KYG Dates:

  • Pre-Conference County Meetings
    Sundays, Jan. 19, 26, Feb. 2, & 9 in the WSU Classroom, 97 Oak Bay Rd. in Port Hadlock; 5-8 pm
  • KYG McTakeover
    Jan. 22 at PT McDonald’s; 6-8 p.m.
  • Know Your Government Conference
    Saturday, Feb. 15 – Tuesday, Feb. 18; Olympia, WA; Olympia Center & Doubletree Inn; conference info at http://extension.wsu.edu/4h/youth/kyg/

All high school students welcome! For more information, please contact tanya.barnett@wsu.edu 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 tanya.barnett@wsu.edu or go to http://extension.wsu.edu/4h/youth/kyg/.

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: http://4h.wsu.edu/conferences/teenconf/index.htm

For information about other State 4-H teen Leadership opportunities check out: http://extension.wsu.edu/4h/youth/teen-leadership-opportunities/state-opportunities/