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Friday, March 26, 2010

Know Your County Government

Congrats to 4-H Know Your County Government Particpants!

Know Your County Government is a program under the leadership of Collier County University Extension/4-H Youth Development, Collier County League of Women Voters, and Collier County Public Schools Social Studies Departments.
The 30th Annual Know Your County Government Teen Citizenship Program began on March 2nd and ran through March 23rd, culminating with lunch with the county commissioners. This program teaches high school students the purpose and function of county government, how it operates, and what career opportunities it offers.

This year thirty-four students from Barron Collier, Naples, Gulf Coast, Golden Gate, Palmetto Ridge and Corkscrew Christian School participated. The group met all of the constitutional officers and many county officials as they visited a sampling of county departments and facilities. In two full days of field trips and four evenings the group visited the landfill, water treatment plant, waste water plant, county museum, Domestic Animal Services, the courthouse, health department, Transportation, University Extension, Emergency Services, and more.
The teens also completed and turned in a 4-H Citizenship Record Book that includes journal questions. They also each receive a comprehensive resource book, Make Government Your Business, written and updated annually by the Collier County League of Women Voters.

All who complete the program successfully receive scholarships from the Collier County 4-H Club Foundation, Inc. to attend Florida 4-H Legislature in Tallahassee. 4-H Legislature provides hands-on experience in state government. Teens are lobbyists or legislators, work on committees, and study issues before going to Tallahassee to participate in a mock legislature.
Sign up for next year!!

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