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4-H LogoFlorida 4-H

Legislature

Florida 4-H Legislators provides an opportunity for teen 4-H members to have a “learn by doing” experience in state government each summer. During this event, 4-H’ers will serve as Florida 4-H senators, representatives, lobbyists, media correspondents, Lt. Governor or Governor in a “mock” style experience. 4-H participants will get to experience what it takes for laws to be considered and passed or vetoed in a model legislative session at the Florida State Capital.

The purpose of Florida 4-H Legislature is to provide an experience that prepares 4-H members for leadership in the American democratic process. Each participant learns, practices and defends the theory and process of representing citizens and making public policy.

This year, due to Covid-19 restrictions, 4-H Legislator will be a hybrid event (virtual & in-person). LEG will start virtually from June 22nd till the 23rd, and then on the following Saturday June 26th youth will meet in person to debate and vote on bills. 

  • Virtual program:

    Tuesday June 22, 2021 9:00am-11:00am EST

    Wednesday June 23,2021 9:00am – 11:00am EST

    Thursday June 24, 2021 9:00-noon EST

  • In-person program:

    Saturday June 26, 2021 9:30am-10:30am Check – In

    Program 10:30am – 4:00pm EST

    University of Florida – Reitz Union

Join us for this civic education event with youth from around the state ages 13 to 18 (as of September 1 of the current 4-H year).

NameContactEvent Information
Kelsey Haupt khaupt@ufl.edu

Virtual and In-person Event