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




July 20-23, 2017
University of California, Davis

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

This year the conference will be held at UC Davis, one of the top public universities in the United States. The 5,300-acre campus is in the city of Davis, a vibrant college town of about 68,000 located in Yolo County.  

Contact Further Questions

Kellie McFarland, 530-750-1259
Sherry Cooper, 530-750-1256
Jenna Colburn, 530-750-1336 


Click the photo below to view the album from the 2017 State Leadership Conference!

2017 State Leadership Conference

What do you do at SLC?

  • 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.

Conference Resources

Tentative Schedule

SLC Workshop descriptions

Meet your Program Assistants

Parents have any questions? View the SLC Parent Information Sheet

Registration Checklist

Welcome to SLC email sent to participants 7/7/2017


Registration is closed

Please email 4hslc@ucanr.edu or call Kellie McFarland at 530-750-1259 if you still need to register for conference or have any further questions.

Registration Check List

Tentative Schedule

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 Educational Technology Advisory Committee and the SLC Support Group. 

SLC Planning Committee

The entire conference is planned by the SLC Planning Committee - a team of high school-aged 4-H members and adult volunteers. Working in strong youth-adult partnership, they design the educational, recreational and logistical components of the conference. Applications for the 2018 Planning Committee are due Sept 29th.

Program Assistants

Program Assistants are 4-H Alumni who help the youth delegates to have the most amazing leadership experience possible. Applications are due March 31st.

SLC Workshop Presenter 

Do you have a workshop that you want to present at SLC? Then submit a workshop proposal! Proposals are due March 24th.

SLC Support Group 

Support Group applications are now open! Teen leaders participate in the implementation of State Leadership Conference through the SLC Support Group. Check out the Support Group Job Description. Applicants must be eligible to attend State Leadership Conference. Applications are due April 15th.


See what you have to look forward to! 

Photographs from 2015 State Leadership Conference

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

April 3, 2017

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

June 9, 2017

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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