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AIRE (Application, Interview, Resume & Electronic-Video)


AIRE (Application, Resume, Interview, and Electronic – Video) is a workforce development and college prep program. Youth, ages 11 – 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) or in the non-competitive program (open to youth ages 11-13). Youth participating in the competitive AIRE program are eligible to be selected to attend national events such as National Congress, National Conference, and International Leadership Conference.

Option 2: Youth participate in this program by completing the AIRE program components as self-study and/or as part of their local 4-H program. Option 2: Does not require the participant to submit their AIRE packet for State-level review.

*Youth participants selecting Option 1: Are required to submit their AIRE candidate packet to their local 4-H agent prior to the state submission deadline of June 10, 2021. **Please contact your local 4-H agent for your county submission deadline.


Any youth ages 11-18 may participate. Age is determined by age as of January 1 of the current year.

2021 AIRE Materials & Program Resource Document 

NEW: AIRE Application Prep Packet (2021)

NEW: AIRE Program Resource Document (2021)

*NEW Electronic Video (EV) prompt for 2021 – AND – NEW Interview Process (refer to the AIRE Application Prep Packet and the Program Resource Document for important information).