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4-H Teen Leadership

Program Contact: Wendy Waxman Kern, 4-H Program Coordinator
360-370-7662 •

Our 4-H Teen Leadership program offers many opportunities for San Juan County teens to gain leadership skills they can apply in school, at home, and with their friends. Local, state, national and international activities are available, with scholarships to support participation. Annually, teens may participate in the following educational events:

    • NW Teen Rally: a weekend camp hosted by a different NW county each year.
    • Northwest 4-H Regional Teen Summit at YMCA Camp Orkila on Orcas Island, WA, on May 4 – 5, 2019
    • Know Your Government: a 3-day event in Olympia, focusing on a different governmental topic each year.
    • National Conference: a week-long leadership event held in Chevy Chase, MD at the National 4-H Center. Here is a glimpse of National Conference 2016:



  • International Exchange: Outbound and Inbound international exchange programs are available, both for short-term homestays and the academic year.
  • National Congress: a week-long leadership event held in Atlanta, Georgia

Become a State 4-H Advisory Board Member

The Washington State 4-H Advisory Board is looking for teens to fill positions. Terms are 1 year and are available in all districts. Find out more at

Questions? Call Erin Hightower at 509-366-0903