Alabama Youth Conference
The Cooperative Youth Conference gives youth an opportunity to study and understand our economic system and the place of cooperatives in it; to provide for leadership development. Attendees will learn about cooperatives and other businesses through special sessions that emphasize leadership, citizenship and careers. Recreation will be an important part of the conference. Youth will enjoy swimming, boating, basketball, table tennis, softball, indoor games and activities.
Who will attend?
Fifty outstanding boys and girls who have completed the ninth grade in high school but are not yet attending a postsecondary school will be chosen to attend. No person who has previously attended this conference is eligible. An approximately equal number of boys and girls will attend.
Who selects youth?
Applicants should be recommended by their county extension agent, agricultural education instructor, teacher, Family & Consumer Science instructor or co-op manager. Applicants will be reviewed by a committee of the Alabama Council of Cooperatives, whose decision on acceptance for attendance is final. All applicants may not be selected to attend. You will be notified in writing by June 13, 2013, if you are selected to attend.
The conference fee will be paid by one or more local sponsoring cooperatives. The only money you will need will be for vending machines.
The program — from arrival time on Tuesday until Thursday afternoon — will be a fast-moving, well-planned series of activities, both educational and recreational. Parents and cooperative leaders are welcomed and encouraged to visit the conference at any time during the week. However, lodging will not be available for visitors.
All water rules and safety rules will be strictly enforced. Swimming is in an Olympic-size modern pool using the “buddy system” under the direction of experienced lifeguards.
Transportation will not be provided by the conference. Arrival time is by 11 a.m. on July 9. Conference will be over at noon on July 11.
What to bring:
Beach towel, toiletries, bathing suit and sweater or jacket. Musical instruments, sheet music (piano available) and other props are welcome. Optional items might include ball glove, tennis racket, camera and alarm clock.
Map to Alabama 4-H Youth Development Center
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|Youth Conference Brochure and Application||