Pennsylvania 4-H Capital Days
Date and Location
When (Date/Time)March 3, 2013 1:00 PM to March 5, 2013 11:30 AM
Capital Days is a unique and exciting opportunity afforded to Pennsylvania 4-H members, ages 15-18. The primary focus is citizenship, advocacy and leadership in which the youth learn how they can become involved in government at both the state and local level and how they can make an impact.
4-H members attend various workshops, such as parliamentary procedure, how to read a legislative bill, how laws are made to name a few. In addition, 4-H members will join political parties, meet in mock legislative committee meetings, and debate the passage of bills. The delegates will also have the opportunity to have breakfast with legislators and discuss their experiences with 4-H.
- To explain the meaning of “advocacy”
- To review some of the underlying concepts of advocacy: power, citizenship
- To understand the detailed process of an advocacy campaign
- To learn and practice techniques for advocating
- To learn how to plan an advocacy campaign
This experience is an excellent opportunity for the youth to enhance their leadership skills and learn what they can do as a resident of PA to impact local and state government – now and in the future!
For more information about this event please contact your local 4-H extension educator.
Link to the County Extension Map