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Citizenship in Action

The 6th annual Citizenship in Action event will be held February 16-17, 2014 in Bismarck.
The program will begin at 1 p.m. on Sunday and conclude by 3 p.m. on Monday, February 17th.

Youth will:

  • learn how the state executive branch works, 
  • have the opportunity to showcase their citizenship projects,
  • share ideas on how to have a greater impact in the community,
  • use their voices to present ideas for positive change, and
  • learn more about the history of 4-H and the Extension Service in ND

The event is sponsored by the NDSU Extension-Center for 4-H Youth Development and the North Dakota 4-H Foundation.

Registration Information
This program is for any youth, age 13 to 18 who is interested in citizenship and the political process. For every ten youth, at least one adult chaperone must accompany; counties may combine to share chaperones. Chaperones must register and pay the same fee as youth participants. If any parents are planning on attending they will be considered a chaperone and will need to register and have completed the youth protection policy process.

Registration will be Sunday, Feb. 16, from 12 p.m. to 1 p.m. at the Comfort Inn, 1030 Interstate Ave. E., Bismarck.

The cost per participant is $65 and is available through 4hOnline. The deadline for registration is February 3, 2014. With the registration fee, participants will get a free t-shirt, materials for the event, lodging, and meals during the event.

Lodging and Chaperone Information
Each county will be designated hotel rooms and are responsible for making room assignments accordingly. On February 4th, counties will be sent the number of hotel rooms assigned and must turn in who will be in each room to Karla Meikle by February 12th. Room arrangements should be based on two to four youth/room and assigned by age. If a county has only one participant, we will work to match them with another county.

Chaperones will not room with you participants and will be assigned two to a room. If you wish to room by yourself, you will be responsible for making your own room reservations and your room expenses.

Citizenship Project Sharing Session
All participants are encouraged to bring their citizenship and leadership projects to showcase and share. A designated time will be set aside for projects to be displayed.

All participants will receive more information regarding the schedule and dress code via email once they have registered.

Individuals with disabilities are invited to request reasonable accommodations to participate in NDSU-sponsored programs and events. To request an accommodation(s), please contact Haylie Ironroad at (701) 231-7251 by February 3, 2014 to make arrangements.

For more information, contact
Katie Tyler
4-H Youth Development Specialist
Tel. 701.857.7682






Brochure (coming soon)

Online registration NOW OPEN!



Youth speak with Senator Christmann during the 2009 Citizenship in Action Event.

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Center for 4-H Youth Development
Phone: +1 (701) 231-7251
Campus address: FLC 219
Physical/delivery address: 1400 Centennial Blvd, Fargo, ND 58102
Mailing address: NDSU Dept. 7280 / PO Box 6050 / Fargo, ND 58108-6050
Page manager: 4-H

Last Updated: Thursday, December 19, 2013 8:50:39 AM