4-H Legislative Connection provides 4-H members a unique opportunity to learn about the state legislative process and meet with elected officials.  Participants include members of the Illinois 4-H Youth Leadership Team and those members who have completed Speaking for Illinois 4-H training.

4-H members who meet the participation requirements have the option to participate in two Legislative Connection events each spring. While on-site you will work in teams to see that meetings are scheduled with each legislative office. It’s your responsibility to contact the offices of the State Representative and State Senators you’ve been assigned and schedule a time for your visit. The 4-H delegation is typically introduced in both the House and Senate Chambers during the day.

Legislative Connection will put your leadership skills to test as you communicate the value and impact of 4-H. We’ll help you practice persuasive public speaking techniques and show you how to use data and examples to enhance personal 4-H stories with legislators


By invitation only to 4-H youth age 14 to 19 years of age who have completed Speaking for Illinois 4-H training and are on the current roster and members of the Illinois State 4-H Youth Leadership Team.

Contact for More Information:

Extension 4-H Youth Development Specialist 
Pat McGlaughlin, patm@illinois.edu