4-H Youth Development Program to teach youth about legislative process

Youth to learn about engaging in policy making in six-class series

Diverse group of teenagers hold up an inflatable globe.

The 4-H Citizenship, Nevada Focus Program will teach youth how they can impact the world around them. Photo taken prior to March 2020.

4-H Youth Development Program to teach youth about legislative process

Youth to learn about engaging in policy making in six-class series

The 4-H Citizenship, Nevada Focus Program will teach youth how they can impact the world around them. Photo taken prior to March 2020.

Diverse group of teenagers hold up an inflatable globe.

The 4-H Citizenship, Nevada Focus Program will teach youth how they can impact the world around them. Photo taken prior to March 2020.

With the 81st Nevada Legislative Session in full swing, there is no better time for Nevada youth to learn about the legislative process. Throughout April, Extension’s 4-H Youth Development Program will offer a six-session workshop series called 4-H Citizenship, Nevada Focus, which will focus on teaching youth the role they can have in policy making and shaping the future.

“Extension 4-H Youth Development Program’s goal is to teach youth the power they have to impact the world around them,” 4-H Program Manager Sarah Chvilicek said. “We want them to leave knowing how to make an impact.”

This program offers hands-on learning to help youth understand the process of effective policy making at all levels. At the end of the series, participants will be equipped to communicate their policy interests, track bills, and advocate or oppose bills of interest. Throughout the series, youth will also have the opportunity to connect with legislators, policy makers and key stakeholders.

The six-class series is free and open to Nevada youth ages 12 to 18. Classes will be held on Mondays and Wednesdays, April 5 - 21 from 3:30 to 4:45 p.m. via Zoom. The program culminates with a closing ceremony June 15. Registration for the series is open until March 31. Youth can register by logging on to or creating an account on 4-H Online. For questions about registration, contact State 4-H Youth Development Director Carrie Stark. For program questions, email Chvilicek or 4-H Youth Development Program Coordinator Mallory Levins.

The 4-H Program is America’s largest youth development organization and is based on providing experiences where young people learn by doing. The research-backed 4‑H experience grows young people who are four times more likely to contribute to their communities, two times more likely to make healthier choices, two times more likely to be civically active and two times more likely to participate in STEM programs.