Story in Brief
The Southern Region Teen Leadership Conference, or SRTLC, is held annually to allow attending youth and adults to develop leadership skills as well as to practice networking skills with 4-H’ers from other states. Because this year's conference was held virtually and without a program fee, more youth were able to participate in the event than ever before. With workshops, networking events, virtual campfires and dances, leadership lessons, and informative roundtable discussions being held over video conference, 98 Georgia 4-H’ers, along with hundreds of 4-H’ers from other southern states, registered to take part in SRTLC. Forty adults and 449 youth from 12 states took part in the virtual conference over the span of three days. Besides the scheduled workshops and trainings, 4-H’ers also donated school supplies to their local county schools as part of the event-sponsored service project. Participants completed an online survey that captured information about the donated school supplies and allowed 4-H’ers to upload photos of themselves serving their communities. Georgia 4-H’ers contributed generously, and, with the help of fellow 4-H’ers from across the region, donated thousands of items to schools in need.