Youth Exploring Leadership and Learning Opportunities (YELLO) is a 4-H leadership conference for youth in grade
7+ that prepares youth to learn and lead in their communities. YELLO is planned and facilitated by the Minnesota 4-H State Ambassadors.
Our 2023 conference will include engaging and interactive activities. The conference will be held June 13-16 at Bemidji State University. Youth will:
- Build and learn skills to reach goals and plan for the future.
- Explore careers, college and other topics of interest through interactive workshops.
- Develop positive connections to other youth and adults through small and large groups, workshops and other interactive sessions.
- Take health breaks to recharge and process learning.
Youth must register in 4-H Online by Friday, May 12, to attend the event. Learn more about the registration process.
YELLO includes educational workshops, group networking experiences, inspiring messages from nationally-recognized speakers, field trips and opportunities to contribute to the local community through service projects.
This year's state ambassadors have chosen to focus on helping youth find ways to use their strengths and the strengths of those around them to be positive change-makers and role models to impact their community for the greater good. Youth participants will also engage in team-building exercises and opportunities to build life-long skills and get to know other youth from across the state.
The statewide service theme for the 2022-2023 program year is “Branch Out and Go Green with Minnesota 4-H,” which encourages youth to perform service that has a positive impact on the environment. Most service projects at YELLO will address an aspect of environmental issues that affect communities.
Youth in grades 7 through one-year post-high school are welcome to attend. Registration will open on April 1 and close on May 12.
The cost to attend YELLO is $275. There will also be an option for a $50 bus ticket to and from YELLO.
Chaperones are needed to make this event happen. For information on how to apply, please check out the YELLO volunteer chaperone role description, or contact Sutton Stewart, Extension educator, at firstname.lastname@example.org
The state 4-H office is offering transportation from various stops around the state. YELLO participants can sign up for a bus ticket and identify preferred stops during registration. Bus tickets are $50 round trip.
Bus transportation information coming soon!
Your local 4-H program may provide alternative transportation; please inquire with them directly. Participants can also provide their own transportation if preferred.