More than 250 4-H youth and volunteers from around Washington gathered in Olympia recently for a series of press conferences that addressed illegal immigration, year-round schools, teen violence and Internet privacy.
These events weren’t part of a candidate’s political platform or hosted by a special interest group. They were a part of the 2011 WSU Extension 4-H’s Know Your Government conference.
4-H’ers became members of the media during the four-day conference in February as they examined and reported issues that impact their communities, and gained an understanding of politics in the media. They also learned how their own views can affect the coverage of these topics.