Monday, July 2, 2012

Citizenship Focus 2012

A member of Alleghany County 4-H recently attended 4-H Citizenship North Carolina Focus, which was held in Raleigh, North Carolina. More than 200 youth and adults representing over 75 4-H programs across the state gathered to exchange ideas, gain knowledge and learn through hands on experiences about the different levels and branches of government.

Khalil Lawson represented Alleghany County at the June 11-13 conference. Through various conference sessions and facilitated discussions, delegates learned and shared information related to local, state and national government as well participated in budget simulation sessions and learned how to be active in the area of citizenship.  Delegates also worked with their county 4-H Agent to develop an action plan based on a local need in their community to implement upon returning home from the conference.

The highlight of the conference was the Legislative Breakfast where delegates had a chance to meet and have photos taken with their elected officials.  Following the breakfast, delegates traveled to the Legislative Building in Raleigh to meet with their elected officials and their staff.

4-H Citizenship North Carolina Focus is sponsored by North Carolina’s Electric Cooperatives – Touchstone Energy.  North Carolina 4-H is Cooperative Extension’s youth development program. 

For more information on this event or other 4-H programs, please contact Amy Lucas, 4-H Agent in Alleghany County at (336) 372-5597.

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