Dates: June 16, 2017 - June 20, 2017
Time: All Day
Contact: Jenna Colburn, firstname.lastname@example.org
Sponsor: UC 4-H Youth Development Program
Location: Sacramento, CA, USA
Experience California’s government in action by participating in the legislative, political, and judicial processes. California Focus combines hands-on participation in workshops, debates, simulations, tours, and fun activities.
Who can attend
Youth ages 14 - 19. Youth must be at least 14 years old by the time of California Focus. If you are not a current 4-H member, please contact Jenna Colburn.
Youth Registration Deadline April 3, 2017 - See California Focus online registration
Adult Chaperones Apply to chaperone this event by April 3, 2017.
Set in Sacramento, California's capital, participants will tour the State Capitol building, Governor's Office, and 3rd District Court of Appeals. Workshops and lodging will be at the Holiday Inn Capitol Plaza, 300 J Street, Sacramento, CA.
What you will learn and participate in
- The election process: Register to vote, conduct a primary election, and develop a political campaign through a two party system.
- Analyze the needs and issues of your district and enact legislation for the "governor" to sign into law.
- Create a plan of action for your community
- Meet California law makers
- Tour the State Capitol, Governor's office and 3rd District Court of Appeals
- Participate in fun activities, tours and cultural events
- Make new friends