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K-State Research and Extension
123 Umberger Hall
Manhattan, KS 66506-3401

December 14, 2021

Citizenship in Action 2022

Submitted by Aliah Mestrovich Seay

Citizenship in Action will be in person for 2022. Plans are being made for programming on February 20 and 21.

Youth have an opportunity to practice their leadership skills and learn how they can influence laws and rules that affect society at large. This two-day event is sponsored by Kansas 4-H Youth Development and the State 4-H Youth Leadership Council. The purpose of the program is for Kansas youth to learn how the state legislative process works and how their voice and participation in decision-making can make a difference in their local communities. The legislative visit will not only familiarize youth with the capitol building, but will also show them how they can affect the legislative process.

The current plan is a community conversation, including deliberating on tough conversations that matter and finding creative ways to attain common ground on Sunday afternoon (tentatively 1 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. with a banquet and keynote event in the evening).

On Monday, the program will allow youth to see the capitol, meet with their representatives and senators, and have a more behind the scenes understanding of the legislative process.

Registration should open in early January and will be due Tuesday, February 1. More information will be available soon.