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Introduction to NC 4-H Congress

4-H Congress is an annual educational event sponsored by North Carolina 4-H and planned by the State 4-H Council and Congress Advisory Committee. North Carolina 4-H’ers ages 13-18 are invited to participate in this annual event.

The major purposes of N.C. 4-H Congress are:

  • To perpetuate the reputation of 4-H as a major state-wide educational program.
  • To improve delegates knowledge of current issues through educational experiences such as speakers, discussion groups, workshops, etc.
  • To provide an opportunity to develop and exercise leadership skills through serving on committees and participating in certain programs.
  • To provide an opportunity for delegates to participate in the democratic process through campaigning for and electing state 4-H officers.
  • To provide recreational and social experiences for delegates.
  • To select winners in presentations and certain activities through state contests.
  • To provide recognition for project, activity, and scholarship winners.

4-H Congress 2022

4-H Congress Flyer

NC 4-H Congress 2022 Tentative Agenda

Registration for NC 4-H Congress 2022 will open on Monday, May 9th. Registration will be through 4-H Online. If you have any questions, please contact your 4-H Agent.

4-H Congress Workshop Proposals

Workshops will be 45 minutes in length, will need to be interactive and engaging, and will need to accommodate at least 60 people. Feel free to submit multiple sessions for evaluation and consideration by the program committee.

Workshop proposals must be entered online no later than Friday, May 13, 2022. Workshops will be accepted on a rolling basis so get your proposal early! All youth-led workshops must be a Youth-Adult Partnerships and have a co-leader who is a screened and trained NC 4-H volunteer.

4-H Congress Highlights                                     Youth participating in NC 4-H Congress

Highlights of 4-H Congress include:

  • Four days in Raleigh
  • Meeting new friends
  • Electing new State 4-H Officers
  • Participating in awesome workshops
  • Hearing from engaging speakers
  • Participating in the Candlelighting Ceremony
  • Giving to others through Hands to Service

Candlelighting Ceremony

clover candelighting ceremony

The Candlelighting Ceremony coordinated by the NC 4-H Honor Club is one of the highlights of North Carolina 4-H Congess. Each male delegate forms the H’s while the female delegates form the clover leaves around them. NC 4-H Honor Club members form the stem of the clover.

Previous Congress Programs