An Important Update from National 4-H Council
March 16, 2021
Dear Friends and Colleagues of National 4-H Council,
Today, National 4-H Council announced it is selling the National 4-H Conference Center to continue our mission: expand opportunity for all of America's youth through increased investment and participation in 4-H positive youth development programs.
Our decision is COVID-driven. The pandemic has forced us to evaluate the National 4-H Conference Center's economic viability and its future ability to meet Cooperative Extension's 4-H program's needs. This change will enable National 4-H Council to continue as a strong partner to USDA and Cooperative Extension and fulfill our unique role of convening the 4-H system, telling the 4-H story, and building public-private partnerships.
National 4-H Council will continue to be located in the Washington, D.C. metro area. We look forward to continuing to elevate youth voices through national 4-H events, including our management of the signature national civic engagement training program, Citizenship Washington Focus. National 4-H events hosted by National 4-H Council will be held virtually in 2021. Plans are in place for 2022 events to be in-person in Washington, D.C.
We are incredibly proud of our rich 60-year history at the National 4-H Conference Center. We have had a positive impact on the thousands of youth groups and organizations we have hosted. Millions of 4-H young people, professionals, and volunteers worldwide have been inspired through 4-H gatherings that shared knowledge, built relationships, and created wonderful memories.
Although our home is changing, National 4-H Council remains committed to expanding opportunities for all of America's youth to thrive.
A bright future awaits them.
Jennifer L. Sirangelo
President and CEO
National 4-H Council