Tuesday, January 10, 2012

4-H Capitol Experience, March 18-21, 2012

Teens, ever wonder what it's like to be a state legislator? A lobbyist? A government official? Or even a political reporter? Do you know that teens working together can make a difference in public policy and laws at the state and local levels? For four days in March, you can visit Lansing and learn how Michigan government works. You can choose an interest area, such as the environment, equality and personal rights, health, education, jobs and the economy and agriculture. Through a Michigan Legislative Simulation, you propose a law and follow the process of how an idea becomes a law in your interest area. You also get some one-on-one time with your state legislator to learn what he or she is doing for your community. If you turned 14 by January 1st, and you are interested in impacting public policy and seeing how government works, you'll want to go to 4-H Capitol Experience. The deadline for registration is February 3, 2012. The 2012 4-H Capitol Experience is generously supported by the Dow Chemical Company Foundation. To learn more about the 2012 4-H Capitol Experience, visit their website.