“I've entered another realm of 4-H and discovered a higher meaning of it. This trip will stick with me forever!”-4-Her from SE, Iowa
National 4-H Youth Conference Center
7100 Connecticut Ave.
Chevy Chase, MD 20815
Delegates will progress though a series of workshops during their week starting with the basics of good citizenship and culminating with action planning for their own communities. Workshops are facilitated by our highly trained collegiate program assistants.
Delegates begin to explore and define what it means to be a good citizen and learn how to use their individual skills to become leaders in their own communities.
Open dialogue and varying perspectives are the critical elements for this workshop as delegates discuss several national issues that our country is currently facing to gain an understanding of how similar issues relate to every citizen.
2012 Issues include: Youth Labor in Agriculture, Food Labeling, Renewable Resources and Federal Funding for Arts Programs in Schools.
Delegates receive in-depth instruction about the bill writing process that takes place in the House of Representatives and use this knowledge to compose a bill of their own that addresses current issues facing their country and communities.
Delegates will learn and put into practice the skills of teamwork, consensus building, gathering support, persuading others, and public speaking as they plan and implement their strategy behind supporting (or not supporting) and lobbying for public opinion for different bills.
Putting practice into action. Using all that they have learned, delegates will discuss issues important to their communities and develop Action Plans to take home to their schools and communities.
Delegates learn about varying resources on Capitol Hill and prepare for their day of speaking to their members of congress about issues important to their constituencies.
Week #1: June 2-8
Week #2: June 9-15Week #3: June 16-22 - SOLD OUT
Week #4: June 23-29 - SOLD OUT
Week #5: June 30-July 6
Week #6: July 7-13
Week #7: July 14-20
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