Legislative Academy

Feb. 18 - 20, 2019
Jefferson City, Mo.

Legislative Academy is a one-of-a-kind opportunity for 4-H teens to be ambassadors for Missouri 4-H at the heart of Missouri state government in Jefferson City.  Youth delegates from across the state are selected by 4-H to meet with executive, legislative, and judicial state government leaders.  Highlights also include shadowing state legislators, and meeting with commodity groups, state agencies, and major supporters of the 4-H program.

The Academy provides teens with opportunities to share their 4-H experiences and success stories, while gaining leadership and citizenship skills for careers in public service, law, journalism, public relations, lobbying, and related fields.

Missouri 4-H Youth Voices on Rural Broadband (PDF)
The 2018 Academy focused on rural broadband. 4-H delegates conducted their own research and made presentations to key state leaders working on this issue. This report summarizes their ideas, including actions 4-H members can take to be part of the solution to bringing reliable access to rural areas.

2018 Academy Summary (PDF)
The 2018 Academy summary with highlights, delegate comments, and evaluation results

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