4-H Youth Development

Capital Days

Capital Days is an educational program for youth 13 to 18 years old (high school students) to learn about governmental procedures while visiting Nevada's capital city. Youth will tour the Legislative Building along with meeting their state representatives. Some of the other activities include bowling, visiting the state museum, and exploring the Governor's Mansion!

Some of the participants even get to sit on the floor with their senator or assemblyperson and listen to the current issues the representatives are discussing. This allows attendees to get a first-hand experience in the law-making processes that occur in Nevada.

Before youth visit the capital city, they pick a few bills that are being considered by Nevada Legislators and follow them through the "How a Bill becomes a Law" process (even the bills that do not make it to the law stage). Following the bill(s) also includes sitting in on the committee hearings related to their bill(s) while at Capital Days.

Contacts:

Please contact your county Cooperative Extension office for more information.