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Youth Civic Leaders Summit
March 6-8, 2015
Windermere Conference Center

2015 Summit Date Saver
2015 Summit Schedule

2015 Summit Summary

Mini-Grant Application (due May 15, 2015)
Mini-Grant Results (due Dec. 31, 2015)

The Youth Civic Leaders Summit is a statewide energizer for all 4-H members and other teens ages 14-18 and adult leaders who are involved in service and want to have a positive impact on their communities!

Who attends the Summit are teams of youth/adults representing a local club, council, afterschool program, leadership project, county, or organization. 

Any group that seeks to strengthen teamwork, build youth/adult partnerships, and plan for local community civic engagement will benefit from YCLS 2015!

The Summit offers young people and adults opportunities to showcase youth voice and engagement, learn new skills, make new friends, and have fun with peers from Missouri and other states!  Highlights include youth/adult speakers, a Team Talent (T2) showcase, outdoor challenge course and recreation, team planning and networking, and mini-grants for implementing team projects.

Join a community of youth and adults who are uniquely preparing to step up to the leadership challenges of a new era.  "Bring the World Home" in 2015!

Summit forms


Windermere USA is a world-class camp and conference center in the heart of Missouri's Lake of the Ozarks region:
Windermere Conference Center
PO Box 458, Roach, MO 65787-0458

$125 per person - youth delegates and adult chaperones (max 5 per sleeping room).

Registration includes Fri/Sat lodging, activities, materials, t-shirt, and meals (Sat breakfast through Sun breakfast.) 

Optional Friday dining hall dinner is available by pre-registration, add $10 per person. For the EDGE challenge course, add $25, or for the Bridal Cave Tour, add $15.

Chaperone scholarships
The first 20 counties to register a team will receive one adult chaperone scholarship of $125.00 to cover the cost of registration.

A limited number of partial scholarships may be available to assist youth/adults with financial need. Contact your county 4-H office if you have a special need.

Refund and cancellation/substitution policy
If a cancellation/refund is requested, contact the conference organizers immediately.  Refunds for cancellations will only be made until Feb 2. 

If a substitution is requested, contact the conference organizers immediately.  Counties may request male-for-male or female-for-female substitutions no later than Feb 16, for the same roommates and program selections as the original registrant.

Team formation and registration
A Summit team is made up of youth and adults representing a local club, project, committee, council, afterschool program, board, or organization.  Counties can register one or more teams.

Teams may range from no prior experience working together to very experienced, and may involve as few as 1 adult and 2 youth (3 people), or up to 2 adults and 8 youth (10 people).

Youth must be between ages 14-18 by January 1, 2015.  Adults must complete steps to be an approved 4-H volunteer by Feb 2, 2015.

If you are interested in forming a team, or joining an existing team from your county, please contact your county 4-H office.

Registration is open from Dec. 2, 2014 to Feb. 2, 2015 (state 4-H office deadline).  Early registration is encouraged.  Event capacity is 150 persons and will fill up on a first-come, first-serve basis.

How to register
1.  First, contact your county 4-H office with your interest in attending the Summit.  If necessary, recruit at least 2 others to form a 3-member team.

2.  See the Summit schedule and program description links and decide on your workshop track and recreation choices.

3.  Fill out the Windermere medical release link (if choosing the EDGE challenge course option, also fill out the EDGE consent form).

4.  Login to http://mo.4honline.com and register for the Event: Youth Civic Leaders Summit.  (Non-4-H youth and adults will be given separate instructions for registering, starting Dec. 2, 2014).

5.  Payment can be made by credit card or by check.  Registrations will be reviewed and approved by county 4-H office and state 4-H office.  All registered youth/adults will receive an email confirmation upon approval.

Adult chaperones/team leaders
At least one adult team member must accompany each team of youth attendees.  A ratio of one adult team member to five youth is recommended.

Adult team members will actively chaperone youth team members throughout the Summit, and should plan to participate fully in the program along with youth team members, including workshop tracks and recreation.

All teams will be led through an action planning process for planning a project or event in 2015.  Mini-grant awards will be made available to teams to implement their plans.  If possible, teams are encouraged to consider what they want to accomplish prior to attending the Summit!

Conference schedule
The Summit starts with an evening plenary session on Friday at 7:30 p.m. and finishes at 11:30 a.m. on Sunday.  Lunch on Sunday is on your own.  Summit registration is between 4:00-5:30 p.m. on Friday.  Meeting for all adult chaperones starts at 6:00 p.m.

Additional event information will be sent to county 4-H youth staff and registered youth and adult team members in a later mailing (school excused absence letter, suggested packing list, 4-H Code of Conduct, and chaperone information).

The conference planning team is committed to making activities and programs accessible to all participants.  If a youth or adult has special requirements due to physical, vision, hearing or other disability, please make sure the need is identified.

Youth Civic Leaders Summit
2015 Registration Info!

Save the Date Flyer (PDF)

Summit Schedule (PDF)

Program Descriptions (PDF)

Online Registration closes February 2nd!

Additional Forms

EDGE Challenge Course Consent (PDF)

Recreation Options - More Info

EDGE Challenge Course

Bridal Cave Tour

Conference contact
Steve Henness
Phone: 573-884-6618
E-mail: hennesss@missouri.edu

Youth Civic Leaders Summit Sponsors

The Missouri Bar, Cenex Harvest States Foundation, Monsanto Company, Missouri 4-H Foundation

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Cenex Harvest States FoundationMonsanto logo 4-H Foundation logo


Can't find something?  Contact 4hyouth@missouri.edu (please include your county) or 573-882-9359

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