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4-H Legislature

Florida 4-H Legislature 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 Capitol.

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.

Key QuestionsInformation
Who Senior 4-H Members, ages 14-18 as of September 1 of this membership year
When June 26-30, 2023 (Monday through Friday) 
Where Tallahassee, FL | Housing in Florida State University Dorms, Programming at the State Capitol
Cost $300.00 (lunch is not included in the cost) 
Registration Open April 10 through May 29, 2023 via 4-H Online
Schedule 2022 4-H Legislature Schedule (To be updated for 2023 event)
Contact Program Content | Kelsey Cook, khaupt@ufl.edu
Registration | Courtney Quirie, courtney.quirie@ufl.edu
Sponsorship | Caylin Hilton, grow4h@ifas.ufl.edu 
  • Preparing for Legislature
  • Bill Writing

    Each year, the 4-H Legislature Planning Committee is responsible for developing the bills that will be used at Florida 4-H Legislature. The committee welcomes and invites 4-H members, volunteers, and Extension Agents to submit bills and/or ideas for bills.

  • Your 4-H Legislature Youth-Adult Planning Committee

    The 4-H Legislature planning committee is comprised of a youth chair appointed from the State Council officer team, youth members from across the state of Florida, and an adult steering committee. The committee is part of the Florida 4-H Executive Board that meets throughout the year to plan and support statewide programs. Below are the members of this year’s committee:

    NAME COUNTY ROLE
    Taylor T. Clay Chair/State Council Vice President
    Selasi N. Alachua Member/State Council Parliamentarian
    Jackson F. Alachua Member
    AseyeShika N. Alachua Member
    Ethan A. Alachua Member
    Justis B. Alachua Member
    Kaity E. Alachua Member
    Indigo M. Alachua Member
    Alessandra Q.  Alachua Member
    Kash A. Baker Member
    Macie W. Citrus Member
    Catrina W. Clay Member
    Anthony R. Collier Member
    Nick W. Duval Member
    Gracie M. Escambia Member
    Samantha S. Hardee Member
    Evan D. Highlands Member
    Joseph S. Indian River Member
    Heather O. Lake Member
    Veronica R. Lee Member
    Francisca P. Leon Member
    Hannah V. Marion Member
    Kylie Mae H. Marion Member
    Cole L. Palm Beach Member
    Bailey H. Sarasota Member
    Miriam T. Seminole Member
    Helena P. St. Johns Member
    Berkley B. St. Lucie Member
    Alyssa C. St. Lucie Member
    Karsen K. St. Lucie Member
    Brenna A. St. Lucie Member
    Kelsey Haupt Duval Steering Committee Chair/4-H Professional
    Sara Brake Santa Rosa Steering Committee Member/4-H Volunteer

  • Tentative Future Event Dates

    June 26-30, 2023

    June 24-28, 2024

    June 23-27, 2025

    June 15-19, 2026

    June 14-18, 2027

For information about supporting the Florida 4-H Legislature program contact Caylin Hilton at grow4H@ifas.ufl.edu.

INFORMATION CONTACT:

Program Content | Kelsey Cook, khaupt@ufl.edu 

Registration | Courtney Quirie, courtney.quirie@ufl.edu

Sponsorship | Caylin Hilton, grow4h@ifas.ufl.edu