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Know Your Government

An opportunity for teens to experience hands-on learning by focusing on different aspects of government such as passing a bill, the judicial system, lobbying, the election process, creating a budget, and aspects of county, state, federal, and international government. Youth learn through relevant curriculum and culminate their experience by participating in the annual Washington 4-H Know Your Government Conference.


  • Understand legislative processes
  • Experience parliamentary procedures
  • practice responsible citizenship/participation in democracy
  • develop skills in debate, persuasive speaking, conscientious listening, and leadership
  • acquire knowledge of state legislative districts and the issues that affect them
State 4-H Know Your Government Resources