Tools & Opportunities for Citizenship
Youth in Governance
Teen Leadership should include the opportunity for youth to engage in partnerships with adults, to make goals and be invested in the organizational vision, and to have a voice in making decisions that directly impact the 4-H program.
Public Adventures (11-13)
The national curriculum “Public Adventures” is an excellent tool for helping younger teens understand and participate civic engagement. It provides the necessary link between thinking and doing. Skagit County provides a variety of incentives to teachers, leaders and teens using this curriculum.
Know Your Government (14-19)
Officer skills, how to act in a business meeting, Robert’s Rules…WHY?
To become effective citizens. Unfortunately very few youth (or adults) these days exercise their rights in civic engagement. Obviously in order to be a part of the system, you need to understand how it works. Know Your Government teaches 4-Hers all about the accessibility of their government by making them a part of it. Know Your Government takes place between December and February every year.
Links to Learning
Know Your Government Website
Washington State Legislature Kid’s Page