Thursday, March 10, 2011

Youth Citizenship

Citizenship can be considered broadly as the collective action we take to address our common concerns (from 4-H Public Adventures). 4-H offers many ways for young people to be involved in such community and government process. "An important part of being civically engaged is asking what you can do for your country, as well as your school, neighborhood, town and county." (Civic Engagement: After-School Activities for Citizenship, Leadership and Service)

See below for some opportunities for civic engagement

Interested in citizenship and how our state legislature works? Apply for the
7th Annual 4-H Citizenship North Carolina Focus on June 13-15, 2011, in Raleigh at the Sheraton Downtown

*Who can attend?*
100 - 170 North Carolina 4-H'ers, ages 14-19 and appropriate adults. All are selected by the application process. We are recruiting at least 2 per county - new or returning youth and adults.

See flyer for details.
Youth Voice 2011
August 19-20
Concord, NC
14-19 year olds

Partner with
County commissioners to ensure that commissioners in every county have information from young people about their views on local issues

Scholarship available
Participate in other district or local 4-H events, such as Teen Leadership Conference (fall), Teen Retreat (April) and more!

Other Youth Advocacy resources
How to advocate youth issues