What is KYG and Why Do We Have It?
Know Your Government (KYG) is a civic education program with a four-year rotating topic: The Legislative System, The Judicial System, Elections and Party Platforms, and Politics and the Media. This year we will explore the topic of elections and party platforms. It is important to remember though, that KYG is much more than learning different ways to vote or the purpose of political parties. In fact, one could argue that it is little about that. KYG and 4-H are about learning the life skills our delegates will need to be responsible citizens and productive adults. The conference is an opportunity for delegates to practice the skills they have learned, apply their knowledge to unknown situations and reflect on how they did.
What is the Vision and Mission of the Know Your Government Conference?
Vision Statement: The 4-H Know Your Government Conference empowers youth and adults to engage in leadership, citizenship and life skill development and application.
Mission Statement: The 4-H Know Your Government Conference serves to strengthen the connection between youth and our political and social networks through education, experience, application and inspiration.
KYG curriculum is designed with the following values above in mind:
- Critical Thinking
- Accepting Differences
- Learning to Learn
- Decision Making
- Useful/Marketable Skills
- Responsible Citizenship
A Special Thanks to our KYG Sponsors: