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Know Your Government

At the 4-H Know Your Government Conference, held each Presidents’ Day Weekend in Boise, teens in grades eight and nine learn about government and citizenship.

Returning teens can apply to help plan the conference or serve as news media.

KYG Delegates — Exploring Citizenship

Teens in grades eight and nine attend the 4-H Know Your Government Conference to

  • learn about state government and the judicial system
  • learn the rights and responsibilities of citizens in a democratic society
  • participate in a mock legislative session or trial

Note: Exploring Citizenship, National Focus is for older teens attending the national conference in Washington, D.C.

Power of the Press KYG Steering Committee: Reporters, News Editor, Video Producer

Attend the 4-H Know Your Government Conference as a conference reporter or return as news editor or video producer. Steering Committee members must apply, interview, complete pre-conference assignments, attend the conference and carry out assigned responsibilities.

  • Produce a news video and newsletter.
  • Learn how a newspaper and TV station operate.
  • Understand the role of news media in state government.

Some counties have more requirements. Contact your 4-H leader or UI Extension county office to check.

Advanced Citizenship, KYG Steering Committee: Legislator, Judge, Speaker of the House and Justice

Return a third or fourth year to help plan the conference as a member of the conference steering committee. Committee members must apply, interview, complete pre-conference assignments, attend the conference and carry out assigned responsibilities.

4-H Headquarters

University of Idaho Extension, 4-H Youth Development

Physical Address:
Mary E. Forney Hall
1210 Blake Avenue, Room 206
Moscow, ID 83844-3015

Mailing Address:
4-H Youth Development
University of Idaho
875 Perimeter Drive, MS 3015
Moscow, ID 83844-3015

Phone: 208-885-6321

Fax: 208-885-4637

Email: fourh@uidaho.edu

Web: 4-H Youth Development

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