National 4-H Congress is a five-day educational experience that is the premier nationwide event for 4-H members around the country. Participants have the opportunity to engage in leadership, citizenship, global awareness, and inclusion while networking with other 4-H’ers. Ohio 4-H member and now 4-H alum, Carson Fulks, was selected as one of eight youth to be on the design team. He worked on a team to plan and execute an event for over 1,000 youth from across the nation in Atlanta.
Here's what Carson shared about the experience:
Throughout Congress I led events, spoke publicly, took pictures of participants, and aided in maintaining a smooth-running event. National 4-H Congress 2018 was by far my favorite 4-H event I ever participated in. I became close with my fellow Design Team members and truly believe that we worked diligently to plan and execute the best event for the youth of 4-H.
The Ohio 4-H program prepared me well to meet the requirements of a Design Team Member. My personal development excelled because my experience in 4-H. I was able to use my leadership and public speaking skills at the national level because of my experiences.
I am forever grateful to the 4-H program for everything I was taught and cannot wait to see the next challenge that 4-H helps me answer.