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:
- State 4-H council members
- State award winners (National 4-H Conference or National 4-H Congress)
- Youth Futures delegates
- Collegiate 4-H members
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.