4-H Capitol Experience is an annual four-day conference that helps prepare youth for active citizenship by focusing on civic engagement and public policy.


March 20-March 23, 2022

Youth in 8th grade through age 19 are invited to attend the 4-H Capitol Experience. You do not need to be a member of 4-H in order to attend the event. 

Youth registrants will select an issue group according to their interests, which will be led by a teen facilitator. Issue groups will provide a space for youth to meet peers from across the state while talking about their ideas and what they learned. Youth will:

  • Meet elected officials
  • Hear from experts in policy representing a broad range of careers
  • Hear from young people who have made a difference in their communities
  • Discuss hot topics important to youth. 

The $20 registration fee includes mailed conference kit including a t-shirt, handouts, resources, and fun surprises. Please contact your local 4-H Program Coordinator or local 4-H office to inquire about local funding opportunities. Scholarships may also be available through your local Farm Bureau office. Or, reach out to the program director for more information on scholarships. 

Sample of Past Issue Groups:

Each issue group will be facilitated by a teen steering committee member supported by an MSU Extension staff person. Issue groups will serve as networking and learning groups throughout the event. Participants can choose from:

  • Agriculture
  • Civil Rights
  • Education
  • Environment and Natural Resources
  • Health and Human Services
  • Jobs and Economy
  • Law Enforcement

Check back soon for registration details! 


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Jackie Martin,  4-H Educator

Email: marti623@msu.edu
Phone: 734-222-3877