WHAT IS AIRE?
AIRE (Application, Resume, Interview and Essay) is a workforce development and college prep program. Youth, ages 11 - 18, are eligible participate in this program in one of two ways.
Option 1: Youth participate in this program by completing the AIRE program portfolio (online PDF) and submit it for review by our AIRE judges. All participants submitting an AIRE portfolio will be invited to participate in either the competitive portfolio review (open to youth ages 14-18) or in the non-competitive portfolio review (open to youth ages 11-13), which takes place annually during NC 4-H Congress. Youth participating in the competitive AIRE review process are eligible to be selected to attend national events such as National Congress, National Conference, and International Leadership Conference.
Option 2: Youth participate in this program by completing the AIRE program portfolio (online PDF) as self-study and/or as part of their local 4-H program. Option 2: Does not require the participant to submit their AIRE portfolio for review.
*Youth participants selecting Option 1: Are required to submit their AIRE portfolio to their local 4-H agent prior to the state submission deadline of May 15, 2015. Please contact your local 4-H agent for your county submission deadline.
WHO CAN PARTICIPATE?
Any youth ages 11-18 may participate. Age is determined by age as of January 1 of the current year.
2015 AIRE Materials
AIRE Interviews will take place on the Monday of NC 4-H Congress (July 20, 2015).