Consider sponsoring a high school student to attend the 2021 4-H Capitol Experience Youth Summit, this year a fully virtual event held over three days:
The event offers opportunities for youth engagement, networking, sharing ideas, meeting with decision makers, learning about policy-related careers and learning the basics about government.
Participants will select issue groups in which they’ll coordinate with like-minded peers from across the state — a learning cohort throughout the event and an opportunity to connect with on a small-group level.
Students who have competed in the high school discussion meet, volunteered at Project RED or who were listed on your county’s 4-H and FFA 2020 award reports all make great prospects for this civic engagement experience. Teens leave the conference charged with sharing what they’ve learned and engaging in other leadership activities back home in their own communities.
Registration is open to youth in grade 8 through age 19 and ends Feb. 21; click here for more information. The $20 attendance fee includes a mailed conference kit to enhance the virtual experience; scholarships are available for those in need.
For more information, contact your county 4-H program coordinator or MFB High School and Collegiate Programs Specialist Katie Eisenberger.