Legislative Academy
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To be eligible, 4-H members will be:

  • Between ages 14 and 20 by Dec. 31
  • Able to attend the entire three-day academy
  • Nominated by their local 4-H youth specialist for outstanding leadership/citizenship

The following 4-H members are encouraged to apply (preferred, but not required):

  • State 4-H Council Members
  • State 4-H Shooting Sports Ambassadors
  • Citizenship Washington Focus Delegates
  • State Award Winners (National 4-H Conference or National 4-H Congress)
  • Youth Futures delegates, nominated by advisor
  • Collegiate 4-H members, nominated by advisor

Delegates only attend 4-H Legislative Academy once; youth selected as alternates in prior years are encouraged to apply again.


Up to 15 young people will be selected for the Missouri 4-H Legislative Academy.  Selection will be based on:

  • Satisfactory completion of the 4-HOnline application
  • Demonstrated 4-H leadership/citizenship in written narratives
  • School absence request signed by school administrator
  • Recommendation from local 4-H specialist to represent Missouri 4-H to state-level leaders and decision-makers

Up to 5 youth will be selected as alternates, to replace delegates who become unable to attend.