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FY2017 4-H Youth Development Impact

Challenge of Citizenship Education - Polk County

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At a time when the nation is confronting some of the more difficult decisions it has faced in a long time, a lack of high quality civic education in America's schools leaves millions of citizens without the ability to make sense of our system of governmaent. 4-H has always emplasized the importance of developing passionate, informed citizens.

Photo: Peanuts harvested from the Historic Arkansas Museum Garden - Pulaski County Master Gardener Project of the Year 2013.

 

Response

At the county level, 4-H youth were educated in advocacy and civid engagement in preparation for an educational field day to the State Capitol during the legislative session.  Youth and leaders attended 4-H Day at the State Capitol where they met and saw our legislators in action.  The delegation learned what a day as a legislator entails as well as met 4-hers from other counties with the same interests.  In addition, some of the teens went on to represent Polk County and Arkansas at the 2017 Citizenship Wathington Focus experience in DC and at the National 4-H Center.  The teens met with their congressperson as well as saw the sites of DC

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