Montana Citizenship Seminar is designed to educate and inspire 4-H youth as they learn and experience the rights and responsibilities of citizenship. Delegates participate in a mock trial, create and debate bills, meet with elected officials, and participate in a service learning project. Citizenship Seminar is held in Helena, the state capital, in the years when the legislature is in session.

Who Can Go?

4-H members, ages 13-19. Delegates can attend once. Past participants may apply for the leadership team that assists with program planning and implementation.

What Does it Cost?

Each person (delegates and chaperones) is expected to pay a registration fee. Counties make their own housing and chaperone arrangements.

What Else Do I Need to Know?

Prior to the event, delegates will research and write a mock bill. Transportation is the responsibility of each county delegation.

"How to Write a Bill" template

Planning Team

Those who have attended Citizenship Seminar in the past can apply to be on the Leadership team. Applications are due December 1.

 

For more information regarding this program please contact Stephanie Davison, sdavison@montana.edu