4-H Center for Youth Development
Are you thinking of college?
Youth Futures conference
Take the quiz
Embracing Higher Education by Sarah Garber (PDF)
Frequently asked questions
What is the cost to attend the conference?
If you are chosen to attend the Youth Futures Conference, your fees have
already been paid. Fees that have been paid for you include: housing,
meals, activities, and all program activities. The only
out-of-pocket expense is the cost of a meal at a fast food restaurant.
What are the benefits of attending the conference?
What happens after I attend the conference?
Your youth worker, or mentor, will contact you at least four times a
year to talk about preparing for college. He or she will help you as you
make college plans such as applying for college and financial aid,
determining your course of study in college and other things you wish to
discuss. We want to know that you are succeeding in your pursuit of a
What do former youth participants say about what they learned
during their Youth Futures experience?
"That attitude is everything. I can do it!"
" All your high school years count; scholarships are easy to get if you
" I knew college was important but I'm going off earlier than planned."
" I am happy that I got the privilege to attend this conference."
How do I apply for the conference?
Contact Alison Copeland at firstname.lastname@example.org or 573-882-8807
Our Youth Futures experience
by Maggie R. D’Agostino, Youth Futures participant
We will look back for years to come,
to remember the adventure we dared to take.
We were the first ones,
and we won't be the last.
The first time we said hello and found our rooms,
how unsure some of us felt not knowing many of you.
That first meal we just looked at each other,
but the last meal comes too soon.
The things we learned we shall pass on,
to new generations to come.
The fun and laughter and what we thought were hard times,
we will recall in the best of ways.
We held together like a family without a care,
and only knew each other for such little time.
The bond we made through those six days,
we will never forget.
The tears we shared will always be choice topic.
The last night we spent together,
followed by the last day.
We will remember how hard it was to say good-bye,
it will be forever etched in our hearts.
Youth Futures sponsors
University of Missouri Extension
Missouri 4-H Center for Youth Development
Funding provided by
Missouri 4-H Foundation
MU Deputy Chancellor – Diversity Fund
MU Vice Provost for Extension
Lincoln University Cooperative Extension
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