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Group of 4-H youth being sworn in in the state legislative chamber in Pierre South Dakota

South Dakota 4-H Legislature Program

The South Dakota 4-H Legislature Program engages youth in a hands-on mock legislative session.

Group photo of 4-H Capitol Day participants

Civic Education

South Dakota 4-H takes a comprehensive approach to civic education in our communities that includes three key programs and resources: 4-H Capitol Day, 4-H Legislature, and the 4-H Civocacy Guide.

4-H Capitol Day participants stand at the S.D. Capitol building steps with S.D. Senators and Representatives and university personnel.

South Dakota 4-H Gathers for 2022 4-H Capitol Day

April 28, 2022

The day included opportunities for 57 4-H attendees to engage in town hall sessions with legislators, view committee meetings, partake in a self-guided tour of the capitol building, and watch the general session of each chamber.

Group photo of 4-H Capitol Day participants

4-H Capitol Day

4-H Capitol Day provides an opportunity for our youth to meet and greet their state lawmakers.