Southern Region Teen Leadership Conference
|SRTLC is a first-of-its-kind, multi-state 4-H conference created to bring together 4-H teens and adults to empower & inspire them to make a positive change across the southern region through youth-adult partnerships.|
Join us for the Southern Region Teen Leadership Conference as youth and adults work side by side to develop leadership skills to lead us into the future!
Southern Region Teen Leadership Conference 2017
Who: 4-H Members aged 14-18 (4-H age)
When: September 21-24, 2017
Where: Clyde M. York 4-H Center Crossville, Tennessee
Cost: $275 includes travel to Tennessee and a t-shirt. A bus will make three stops: Sebring, FL, Wildwood, FL, and Lake City, FL.
Click here for: Directions to the Clyde M. York 4-H Center
Florida 4-H Youth Development
2142 Shealy Drive
P.O. Box 110225
Gainesville, FL 32611-0225
Phone: (352) 846-HHHH
My SRTLC Adventure By Leah Santiago
My SRTLC adventure started right as I stepped into the Florida van to head to Tennessee. A long van ride can be made way more interesting when you’re riding with some great people. After we arrived and settled, we had the opportunity to get a taste of Tennessee by sampling some of their home grown sodas and snacks. This gave us the chance to mingle with the kids from other states and explore the awesome Camp Crossville. At the first assembly, we learned about each state and its involvement in 4-H activities. It’s great seeing both the differences and similarities of each state program. After the presentations we all had some fun playing icebreakers and fun games to get to know each other.
Our first evening ended with campfire, s’mores and a local ghost story. Friday morning was packed with workshops ranging from Leadership, to rocketry, to trips to Tractor Supply. I enjoyed the Fun shops like Easy Icebreakers and the Chicken Noodle Game. My final workshop, I learned about the STAR Team who works against drug and alcohol abuse. In the evening we got to check out some of each state’s proud projects and accomplishments. To finish the night, we participated in a dance and movie. Saturday was my favorite day by far. After breakfast and state photos, we all loaded into busses and heading to “Mr. Chuckle’s Fun House.” We had a blast playing laser tag, mini golf, go karts, and arcade games. After we played, it was time to watch a play, “Big River.” I really enjoyed it. When we returned to camp, we danced the night away. I don’t think anyone wanted the night to end, but it was time for final assembly, as a group we enjoyed a slideshow from the event and said our goodbyes. SRTLC was overall an amazing experience that everyone should experience. I’m so glad that I did.