Participants take a hands-on approach to learning about democracy at the local level by seeing firsthand how local, county and tribal governments work during these academies for high school-aged young people. They attend board or commission meetings and visit with department heads and court officials. They work as a team to identify a community issue that’s important to teens, then prepare and present an action plan about it to a local or county commission or a tribal council.
Published on December 13, 2023
Genesee County teens are working to improve their community through civic engagement.
Published on October 29, 2021
Six tips for empowering youth.
Published on February 16, 2021
A dream fulfilled: 4-H participation as a youth was the catalyst for a career in government.
Published on March 28, 2019
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