Feb. 17: 4-H hosts statewide live discussion of issues

4-H-logo-100OLYMPIA, Wash. – High school students from across the state will host the first live 4-H Virtual Town Hall Meeting to connect and initiate discussion with lawmakers, citizens and peers at 9 a.m. Tuesday, Feb. 17.

Issues including gun control, minimum wage, coal trains and genetically modified crops will be addressed during the live videostream, which will be available on YouTube at http://www.tiny.cc/KYCVTH. Questions will be taken on Twitter (#wakyg2015) and from the live audience.

The virtual town hall will conclude the 4-H civic education conference, Know Your Government, to be held Feb. 14-17 in Olympia. 4-H is a youth development program of Washington State University Extension.

The annual event brings more than 240 students from across Washington to the capital, where they engage in leadership, citizenship and life-skill development. Learn more at https://www.facebook.com/pages/WA-State-4-H-Know-Your-Government/251423254905612.


Jan Klein, WSU 4-H extension specialist, 509-358-7937, jlklein@wsu.edu