NJ State 4-H Legislative Leadership Experience

Arial view of the New Jersey Capitol Building. The New Jersey Capirol Building from the front. The dome on top of the New Jersey Capitol Building.

At a Glance...

March 20 - April 25, 2023 March 30: Online
April 18: Online
April 25: NJ State Capitol Building, Trenton, NJ
Alayne Toretta
This program is new in 2023 and aligns with the 2020 New Jersey Student Learning Standards for Social Studies. Lessons from the New Jersey Center for Civic Education, which is affiliated with the Rutgers University School of Arts and Sciences, are brought to life through hands on learning!

Teens in 9th-12th grade will meet three times, twice virtually through Zoom and once in person at the NJ State Capitol and must participate in both Zoom meetings to be eligible to participate in the Capitol experience. Excused absence letters for Tuesday, April 25 will be issued for each teen who has participated in both Zoom meetings.

Teens will become (free) members of NJ Farm Bureau.


Teens will be able to:
· Describe the role of the Legislature.
· Identify the requirements being a member of the New Jersey State Legislature
· Explain how a bill becomes a law in New Jersey.
· Identify a public policy issue.
· Participate in a legislative hearing on an issue affecting and upcoming election, law use, environment, health or other issue.
· Collaborate on the development of a proposal to address a problem facing New Jersey.
· Present a public policy proposal to the appropriate governmental officials.


March 16, 2023: Registration Deadline
March 30, 2023 @ 6:30 p.m.: 1st Zoom Meeting
April 18, 2023 @ 6:30 p.m.: 2nd Zoom Meeting
April 25, 2023 @ 9:30-3:30 p.m.: In Person at the State Capitol


$25 per person


Payment information will be shared in the confirmation packet sent if you are selected for the program.
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