University of Maryland Extension

2013 State 4-H Teen Focus One World, One 4-H, One Dream…To Make the Best Better

Tuesday, Jun. 25, 2013 (All day) to Thursday, Jun. 27, 2013 (All day)
United States

Maryland State 4-H Teen Leadership Conference will be held at the beautiful University of College Park Campus June 25-27, 2013. This is the premier, statewide annual 4-H event for teens. The mission of Teen Focus is to provide educational experiences on a campus setting that help participants to develop life and leadership skills. This is a great opportunity for youth to make decisions about their future educational and professional endeavors.

In 2013 we will be teaming up with Future Farmers of America (FFA) to offer a fabulous event. This collaboration provided both organizations the ability to increase their capacity to offer premier youth development programs. One example is the keynote speaker, Ricky Kalmon a famous motivational speaker. Many of you may recognize him from the Disney show Snapp. In addition, he has made numerous special guest appearances on Fox, FX, E, and Comedy Central. Kalmon’s uniqueness comes from the way he combines music, audience participation, and comedy to create an unforgettable show which is unmatched by anyone. It’s a show that will keep you on the edge of your seat and take you on a Vacation of the Mind! We know it will be an awesome memorable experience for all in attendance.

FFA and 4-H have an amazing line up of workshops for the conference. Combining the groups has allowed us to bring in outside presenters from a variety of organizations. Our extraordinary line up of classes for Teen Focus range from CSI-Barnyard, Zumba, Campus Tours, Health Rocks! Youth Mini-Grants, Livestock, Healthy Lifestyles, Community Leadership, to Entrepreneurship. It is definitely a line up everyone will love. 4-H’ers and FFA youth will attend classes together. This year, instead of signing up for classes in advance, youth will receive an on-line link where they can register on-line. By combining the two groups, we now expect more than 400 teens from all across the state of Maryland in attendance.

Dr. Lisa Dennis
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