4-H Youth Development Program
4-H Youth Development Program
4-H Youth Development Program
University of California
4-H Youth Development Program

State Leadership Conference

Check back in 2017 for more information about conference registration.




July 20-23, 2017 UC Davis

The annual 4-H State Leadership Conference brings together youth from across California for a four-day leadership training, networking, and learning experience.


Who can attend

  • Youth ages 13 - 19
  • Adults are invited to apply to chaperone this event.
  • If you are not currently enrolled in 4-H, you can still attend! Contact Jenna Colburn at jcolburn@ucanr.edu or (530) 750-1336.


What you will learn and do

  • Advanced leadership training.
  • Network and share ideas with other 4-H'ers from across the state.
  • Experiential education on leadership development, civic engagement, college admissions and other 4-H project areas.
  • Experience a slice of college life: live in the residence halls, eat in the dining commons, and participate in educational sessions, many of which are taught by University of California faculty and staff.


For more information

Contact Jenna Colburn at jcolburn@ucanr.edu or (530) 750-1336.



Photographs from 2015 State Leadership Conference

See what you have to look forward to! 

Volunteer Opportunities

The California State Leadership Conference (SLC) is a tremendous undertaking organized by a team of dedicated leaders and members. The conference is organized by the State Ambassadors, Adult Advisors and the SLC Planning Committee, but could not be accomplished without help from the Technology Leadership Team and the SLC Support Group. 

SLC Support Group 

Teen leaders participate in the implementation of State Leadership Conference through the SLC Support Group. Applicants must be eligible to attend State Leadership Conference. View the 2016 SLC Support Group job description.  

To be a member of the SLC Support Group you must attend the mandatory in-person orientation on June 5th at the State 4-H Office 2801 Second Street, Davis, CA 95618. 

SLC Planning Committee

The entire conference is planned by the SLC Planning Committee - a team of high school 4-H members and adult volunteers. Working in strong youth-adult partnership, they design the educational, recreational and logistical components of the conference.

Program Assistants

Program Assistants help the youth delegates to have the most amazing leadership experience possible. This year we have some wonderful alumni who signed up to help out as Program Assistants! Come to SLC to meet them!

Chaperone Information

Adult volunteers are key to making this a safe and memorable activity. Having dedicated adult chaperones who commit themselves to the safety and well-being of the youth participants during the entire event (24 hours a day!) is a HUGE commitment. Thank you for considering serving in this capacity.

Please see the Chaperone selection process and requirements

Chaperone Selection Timeline

May 31

Chaperone Application Deadline. Agreement Forms and online training due/completed when application is submitted.

June 10

Final chaperone notifications made

Chaperone applicants: please do not register for the event until you have been notified that you will be a chaperone for this event.


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