Are you a teen or do you have a teen that is in or would like to join 4-H to better understand Washington State Government hands-on? There is a great opportunity available in attending the Know Your Government (KYG) conference.
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. 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.
The 2018 event will be held February 17-20 in Olympia, WA. KYG Home page.
The theme of the 2018 conference is “Lobbying for Change:The Legislative Process.” Participants have the opportunity to learn familiarity with the Legislative Process: to realize the democracy requires responsible citizenship/participation and teamwork, to gain experience with parliamentary procedure, knowledge of his or her state legislative district, and an awareness of issues that affect his or her district leading to responsible citizenship.
Pictured below is the Ferry County 2017 delegation with Judge Tom Brown, who conducted a mock trial to help the youths gain experience. Left to right: Tyler Haddenham, Aydia Wyckoff, Andrew Sheffield, Nathan Sheffield, Morgan Miller and Echo Haddenham (2017 KYG conference facilitator).
Below: “Attorney” Aydia Wyckoff presents evidence at the mock trial in Ferry County.