Illinois 4-H Day at the Capitol: Head, Heart, Hands & Health

Today was 4-H Day at the Illinois Capitol. 4-H leaders from my district met with me this morning: Rhiannon Branch and Kelsey Littrell of Iuka and Danielle Brinkmann of Carlyle.

Since its inception, 4-H has placed emphasis on the importance of young people being engaged, well-informed citizens. By connecting to their communities and leaders, youth understand their role in civic affairs and are able to expand their role in decision-making processes. It's clear that civic engagement provides the foundation that helps youth understand the big picture of life and learn the skill sets that will allow them to become wise leaders for the 21st century. Learn more about the 4-H here.