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Cooperative Extension: 4-H Youth Leadership

Legislative Day

Key Information

All registered 4-H members, volunteers, and families

March 7th, 2023
Check-in: 11:00 AM EST
Event Begins 11:30 AM EST

The South Carolina State House
Columbia, S.C.

South Carolina 4-H Legislative Day provides 4-H members a unique opportunity to promote the South Carolina 4-H program to elected state officials. Participants share their personal 4-H stories with legislators and discuss the benefits of their local Clemson University Cooperative Extension programming in their home communities. 

4-H members are highly encouraged to work with their 4-H agent to make an appointment with their representative, senator, or legislative aide to discuss how the South Carolina 4-H Program has impacted their lives. During the day, participants will hear from public officials, spend time in the Statehouse Building, and see their legislators in action.

large group photo of pinckney leadership students standing on the south caorolina statehouse steps

Meeting with your Legislator:

Our democracy centers on citizen involvement. It is your right and responsibility, as a citizen, to share your opinions with your legislators. For the purpose of 4-H Legislative Day, you are South Carolina  4-H experts. You have your own unique story that illustrates why legislators should support 4-H. You have information that the legislators need to make educated decisions about 4-H.

What Should You Speak About?

  • S.C. superintendent of Education Molly Spearman posing with 4-H member Lauren Lawrence and mom Lysandra.South Carolina 4-H is the official youth development program of the Clemson Cooperative Extension.
  • South Carolina 4-H teaches youth life skills through civic engagement, science, healthy living, and more.
  • Youth enroll through their county's Cooperative Extension Office.
  • Over 100,000 South Carolina youth have been impacted by South Carolina 4-H programming.
  • What 4-H projects and programs do YOU participate in?
  • What have YOU learned because of your involvement in South Carolina 4-H?
  • Why do YOU love being a 4-H member?
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