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AIRE (Application, Interview, Resume & Essay)

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WHAT IS AIRE?

AIRE (Application, Resume, Interview, and Essay) is the process used to select youth to attend National 4-H Trip:  National 4-H Congress, National 4-H Conference, and National Leadership Conference. Youth, ages 14  – 18 are eligible to participate in this program in one of two ways.

AIRE Program Options 

Option 1: Youth participate in this program by completing the four (4) AIRE candidate packet components. All candidates submitting a complete packet will be invited to participate in either the State-Level competitive program (open to youth ages 14-18). Youth participating in this competitive AIRE program are eligible to be selected to attend one of the three national 4-H events such as National Congress, National Conference, and National Leadership Conference.

*Youth participants: Must be registered in 4-HOnline and should be active 4-H members and have excelled in the county, district, and state 4-H program. AIRE participants should complete and submit the Application Prep Packet to their local 4-H agent before the state submission deadline of May 15, 2024. **Please contact your local 4-H agent for county participation and submission requirements/deadlines.

WHO CAN PARTICIPATE?

Any youth ages 14-18 may participate who have been active in county, district 4-H programs. Age is determined by age as of January 1 of the current year.

2024 AIRE Materials & Program Resource Document 

State-level AIRE Registration is due by May 15, 2024. *Counties may have an earlier registration deadline. Please contact your 4-H Agent for county deadlines and procedures.

State Level Contact: Dr. Shannon B. McCollum, (919-515-8486