Montana Citizenship Seminar is designed to educate and inspire 4-H youth as they learn and experience the rights and responsibilities of citizenship. Delegates participate in a mock trial, create and debate bills, meet with elected officials, and participate in a service learning project. Citizenship Seminar is traditionaly held in Helena, 2021 via Zoom, in the years when the legislature is in session. It is held in conjunction with Legislative Breakfast which is hosted by Montanans for 4-H.  

The Seminar will be a 4-week program. It will start on Tuesday, January 19 and continue January 26, February 2 and 9. Each session will be at 6:00-8:30pm via Zoom.

Who Can Go?

4-H members, ages 13-19. Delegates can attend once. 

What Does it Cost?

There is no fee for the virtual event. 

What Else Do I Need to Know?

Every delegate is expected to sponsor one “bill” suitable for the mock 4-H Legislature. If a delegate already has a bill written it can be submitted electronically to Melody Harris at melody.marris@montana.edu by January 11, 2021.

The bills will be reviewed and grouped by topic area prior to the event. If a delegate is struggling with writing a bill, they will have the opportunity to write a bill at the Seminar.

How to Write a Bill template

Example Bill 

How Do I Register?

Members can register on ZSuite, www.4h.zsuite.org. The event will appear at the bottom of the dahsboard for eligable members. Registered members  will then be approved by their county Extension office. 
 
Counties may have specific registration deadlines for this event. Contact your county as soon as possible for registration information. 
 

For more information regarding this program please contact Melody Harris, melody.harris@montana.edu.