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There are some awesome opportunities coming up for 4-H and non-4-H members to gain leadership skills and participate in a fun learning environment. Below are just a couple of the exciting upcoming events that the South Dakota 4-H Youth Council has in store!

Complete workshop descriptions and registration information will be available on iGrow starting on March 18.

For more information on these and other upcoming events, please contact SDSU Extension 4-H Youth Leadership Field Specialist Audrey Rider.

Parli-Pro & 4-H Officer Training Sessions

SDSU Extension Regional Centers | March 16, 2013

Do you want to understand the parliamentary procedure better and learn more about what the various 4-H officer positions entail? The South Dakota 4-H Youth Council has training for you. The Youth Council will be offering their parli-pro and officer training at several SDSU Regional Extension Centers throughout the state on March 16, 2013 from 9:30 a.m. to 12 p.m. CST.


Training will take place from 9:30 a.m. to 12 p.m. CST at the following Regional Centers in their DDN (smart classrooms):


The training is offered to all 4-H members and leaders and is free. Please download the event flyer for more details.

Teen Leadership Conference (TLC) 2013

South Dakota State University | June 3-7, 2013

The South Dakota 4-H Council also invites you to join them on the South Dakota State University campus June 3-7, as they present TLC 2013: Mystery Edition. TLC 2013 will provide the experiences you need to solve the mystery of leadership to make your future bright! In keeping with our mystery theme, we will keep delegates entertained throughout the week while teaching essential leadership skills.

South Dakota Teen Leadership Conference will provide a great balance of leadership training, personal growth, and fun to any South Dakota youth between 13 and 18 years-of-age. The event is open to 4-H and non-4-H members. This year we will offer workshop tracks in the areas of: Technology, Family and Consumer Science, Agriculture, and Leadership. Each track will contain three workshops in that area. We will also offer our traditional sessions about career exploration, community involvement, and trying something new.

Delegates will have the opportunity to enjoy fun with friends at a variety of evening activities including: dances, recreation, and a special TLC Talent Show. We will also have a nationally known keynote speaker, John Beede. Plan to participate in these fun events!


Your registration fee includes conference fees, room, and board. Transportation to Brookings is not covered, although group transportation is available for West River youth for a nominal fee.

Registration dues for TLC 2013 are as follows:

  • Early Bird Discount: $200 registration through May 1, 2013.
  • Standard Registration: $225 until May 1-15, 2013.

Registration closes on May 15, 2013.

About the South Dakota 4-H Youth Council

The South Dakota 4-H Youth Council is a statewide leadership team of 4-H-er’s who were chosen for their communication skills, citizenship, 4-H involvement, and foremost their leadership abilities. They work with the 4-H program to put on a Teen Leadership Conference where attendees go to workshops, play games, develop into young leaders, and make lifelong friends. They also put on INB for tweens, perform various duties at the State Fair, learn about the legislative process, and lead multiple other statewide activities. They are all about youth leadership and the promotion of 4-H.

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