4-H’ers visit Virginia State Capitol
More than 800 4-H members and volunteers from around the commonwealth visited the Virginia Capitol on Feb. 23. Participants met with their local representatives to share their 4-H experiences and learn about the role of legislators in government.
As part of the day’s activities, 4-H members delivered DVDs to state lawmakers highlighting various aspects of 4-H programming. After lunch, many of the 4-H’ers participated in tours, viewed House of Delegates and Senate sessions, and visited other sites to learn more about Richmond.
4-H Day has been celebrated at the state Capitol for more than 20 years, usually at the start of a new legislative session in late January or early February.
Virginia 4-H sponsors the annual trip to Richmond for 4-H’ers from across the commonwealth to learn about the legislative process and to express their gratitude to state delegates and senators who support 4-H youth development programs.
More 214,000 youth are enrolled in Virginia 4-H’s hands-on educational programs.