National Youth Summits

National Youth STEM Summit

The National 4‑H STEM Youth Summit held annually in October is for teens in grades 9-12 interested in science, engineering, technology, and math topics and careers.

The summit will be filled with interactive learning opportunities including mini-tracks, career round tables, and hands-on experiences that will spark your interest in a variety of STEM topics and ignite your future career exploration.

The Delaware 4-H Program will support two (2) Delaware 4-H youth and one (1) volunteer leader/staff chaperone to attend the National Youth STEM Summit. The National Youth STEM Summit caters to high school aged students who are curious and industrious. Participants will spend three days engaging in hands-on science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) activities and design challenges to provide one-of-a-kind experiences for teens to discover the possibilities of a career in STEM.

Meet youth from across the country as you explore the Nation’s Capital, taking part in activities designed to instill curiosity, and critical thinking, to develop the skills needed to be successful in life. STEM Summit 2019 will spark your interest in a variety of STEM topics and ignite your future career exploration.

This Summit is open to any high school student in grades 9-12 as of September 2019.

Delaware 4-H members must complete an application (attached) to be considered to attend this conference.


Mail or Fax application to:
Doug Crouse, State 4-H Program Leader
531 S. College Avenue
113 Townsend Hall
Newark, DE 19716
Fax: 302-831-6758

National Youth Photography Summit

The National Youth Photography Summit will take place February 26 – March 1, 2020. 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. Buffet-style meals are served in the Clover Dining Room at National 4‑H Conference Center.

This Summit is open to any high school student in grades 9-12 as of September 2019.  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 to the event.

National Youth Agri-Science Summit

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 will take place January 9 – 12, 2020. Summit fees include accommodations at National 4‑H Conference Center, meals, educational programming, and tours including a guided night time tour of the monuments and memorials in Washington, DC. Buffet-style meals are served at the Clover Dining Room at National 4‑H Conference Center.

National Youth Healthy Living Summit

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 13 – 16, 2020. National Youth Summit on Healthy Living 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, D.C. All-you-can-eat meals are served at the Clover Cafe at National 4‑H Conference Center.