ECUA Helps Prep Local 4-H Students Headed To Legislative Program

June 22, 2018

Escambia County 4-H students are scheduled  to take part in a mock legislative program next week in Tallahassee. In preparation Larry Walker,  ECUA District 5 board member, hosted the students Thursday in the ECUA board room to allow the students to practice their legislative skills in a governmental chamber environment.

The training prepared the students for the upcoming 4-H Legislature and gain an understanding of board proceedings similar to legislative committees that happen in organizations in all forms of government and private corporate enterprise.

The local students have participated in an intensive five-part training program, which was  directed by 4-H agents and adult volunteers, who contributed their knowledge of parliamentary procedure, research, debating, the art of persuasion, and formal presentation in committee and chamber sessions.

This year’s 4-H Legislature is set for Monday, June 26 through Friday, June 30.

The civic education event allows students to write bills, act as lobbyists, pass the bills through various committees and debate the potential laws on the Capitol House and/or Senate Floor as acting representatives and senators. This exercise provides the 4-H’ers an opportunity to debate issues and experience the legislative process first-hand.

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Comments

One Response to “ECUA Helps Prep Local 4-H Students Headed To Legislative Program”

  1. Bonnie Exner on June 24th, 2018 12:20 am

    Thank You,LARRY WALKER,for providing hands on experience in passing laws for these energetic 4-H members!





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