The Idaho 4-H Teen Conference program provides youths with opportunities to develop leadership skills and confidence, explore options for after high school, and work with adults as partners. The conference has been modified to include subject matter and experiences that encourage teens to "go on" to postsecondary education. Recent evaluations of participants show that the changes emphasizing choices after high school have been well received by attendees. Teen Conference is a premier teen event of the Idaho 4-H Youth Development Program, and conference planners continue to adjust its focus to ensure that it will meet the needs of Idaho teens well into the 21st century.
Silkwood, G., Wittman, G., & Luckey, B. (2019). Idaho 4-H Teen Conference Engages Students in Going On to Higher Education. Journal of Extension, 57(3), Article 14. https://tigerprints.clemson.edu/joe/vol57/iss3/14