Youth conference set June 8-11 at SDSU

Youth conference set June 8-11 at SDSU The South Dakota State 4-H Council Ambassadors will sponsor and conduct the 1999 State Youth Conference, June 8-11, on the campus of South Dakota State University, Brookings.

Registrations will be accepted up until the day of the event.

With the theme, "Peace, Love, Conference '99 � Groovin' Through the Ages," this year's event features new events and learning experiences, according to Mary Ellen Aamot, SDSU State 4-H Youth Specialist and Council Ambassadors advisor.

Participants will have the opportunity to experience hands-on learning through self-esteem tracks in a wide variety of topics ranging from preparing for the future to building a Web page, from dance instruction to self-defense.

Youth will have the choice to select a long-term track of their choice, based on topics of video, journalism, artistic expression or fishing. Participants may also delve into community service or teamwork activities.

All of the participants will enroll in two workshops of their choice from the new 4-H project curriculum which includes Animal Science, Foods & Nutrition, Gardening, Horticulture, Get Real! Get Active!, Child Development, Issues Investigation and Clothing & Textiles.

In addition to the learning activities, three dances, a keynote speaker, a "night on the town," various entertainment options and a formal banquet complete the schedule.

State Youth Conference is open to any and all youth, ages 13-19, regardless of affiliation with 4-H. The total registration fee for State Youth Conference is $125.

Contact Sarah Weese or Sarah Robinson, SD State 4-H Office at 605-688-4167 or your local Extension office for information and registration materials.

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