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Missouri 4-H Legislative Academy

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February 16-18, 2015
Jefferson City, Missouri

Legislative Academy forms
2015 Legislative Academy highlights (PDF)

Legislative Academy is a one-of-a-kind learning opportunity for promising 4-H youth leaders.  The goal is to strengthen relationships between Missouri 4-H and key lawmakers and donors, and for youth participants to acquire skills in legislative advocacy. The Academy was founded by Lowell Mohler and the Missouri 4-H Foundation Board of Trustees.

Legislative participants 2014
Applicants must meet these criteria to be eligible to attend:
  • Youth between ages 14-20 on Dec. 31
  • Able to attend the entire 3-day Academy
  • In one of these categories:
       -State 4-H council member
       -State award winner (National
        4-H Conference or National
        4-H Congress)
       -Youth Futures delegate
       -Mizzou 4-H member
       -4-H member nominated as
        eligible by local 4-H youth
  • State and/or national 4-H citizenship experience is highly preferred
  • Applicants must not have already attended 4-H Legislative Academy

Legislative participants 2014

Between 8-12 young people will be selected for the Missouri 4-H Legislative Academy. Selection will be based on...

  1. Satisfactory completion of the application and health form.
  2. Demonstrated 4-H leadership/citizenship experience in written narratives.
  3. Ability to positively represent Missouri 4-H to state-level decision-makers and contributors.

The selection committee will select up to 5 alternates to participate in the event should selected members be unable to attend.

Legislative Academy forms

Delegates comments:

What was the most important thing about the experience?

"Gaining more knowledge about the government, and how it works."

"Realizing that there is a lot more to the state government than meets the eye."

"Learning about the importance of our legislators and how they effect our everyday lives."

"To stay involved in the government, because the public opinions really do matter to legislators."


Overall comments:

"Amazing experience."

"Shadowing [my legislator] was fantastic!"

"This really makes me think more about what our state government affects."

"Loved the Supreme Court and Justice Mary Russell."

"At first I was nervous about talking to the representatives and senators, but then when I saw them relaxed I was less nervous."

"It has encouraged me to have a more active role in politics."

Can't find something?  Contact 4hyouth@missouri.edu (please include your county) or 573-882-9359

The Missouri 4-H website contains many PDF documents that require the free Adobe Reader.  You may need to download the newer version of Adobe Reader if you encounter problems reading the PDF documents.

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