The Texas 4-H and Youth Development Program is excited to update you all on an opportunity for youth to become engaged in the civic process. On Wednesday, February 2, 2011 Texas 4-H will host the first "4-H Day at the Texas Capitol." This event will allow our 4-H members from the ages of 8 to 18 to visit with their Representative and Senator, as well as being part of the 4-H delegation as our 4-H and Youth Development Program is recognized in both of the House and Senate Chambers.
The event will start with registration in the Capitol Extension (room to be announced once confirmed) and then move to either the House of Senate chamber for our first recognition. After that recognition the delegation will move to the other chamber. This educational process will allow our youth (and adults) to observe the procedural opening that our legislators participate in on a daily basis, as well as showing our legislators the support they have from the Texas AgriLife Extension Service and 4-H.
After the morning recognition events, the group will enjoy a catered BBQ meal at the historic Saengerrunde Hall located on San Jacinto Street (2 blocks from Capitol). During the lunch, one of our state leaders will address the group and talk about the Texas legislature and the issues that will be so important to our state, as well as the 4-H Program during the 2011 Legislative Session. We will also distribute tokens of appreciation to delegations for them to present to their Representatives and Senators as they visit offices in the afternoon. The day will conclude with 4-H members visiting the offices of their Representative and/or Senator for a brief visit and to present them with a token of 4-H's appreciation for supporting the Texas AgriLife Extension Service and the 4-H Program.
Each registration will include a long-sleeve "4-H Day at the Capitol" t-shirt, BBQ lunch, and other registration materials. Registration is $25.00 per person and it will be conducted on-line through 4-H CONNECT from January 3rd to 21st.
If you are interested in registering, please do so as soon as possible. If you have any questions about this day, please contact Cory at firstname.lastname@example.org or John at JJRiegler@ag.tamu.edu