Missouri 4-H Legislative Academy
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.
Applicants must meet these criteria to be eligible to attend:
The selection committee will select up to 5 alternates to participate in the event should selected members be unable to attend.
| 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."
"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."