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National 4-H Leadership Opportunities

Maryland 4-H State Council

National 4-H Leadership Opportunities

The Maryland 4-H Program is proud to offer senior 4-H members the opportunity to participate in Leadership Trips at the National Level. All enrolled and dues paying club members ages 14-18 (as of January 1st the year the trip takes place) from all counties and Baltimore City are eligible to submit an application and portfolio packet (see instructions below) for any of the following national leadership trips. To be considered for a Leadership Trip, a 4-H member must complete a portfolio package which includes an application, 4-H resume, essay and interview.




National 4-H Conference (April)

Application, Senior 4-H Portfolio (4-H Resume  and Essay) and Interview participation.

State Deadline:  October 15th

Local 4-H Program may set an earlier deadline.

National 4-H Leadership Trips

Application, Senior 4-H Portfolio (4-H Resume and Essay and Interview participation.

State Deadline:  January 15th

Local 4-H Program may set an earlier deadline.


2021 Senior Essay Question:

Explain the importance and power of 4-H involvement through connections during trying times.

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