Thursday, June 21, 2012
Over Six Hundred Participants Make 4-H Day at the Capitol a HUGE Success
More than 600 Florida 4-H youth and adults from as far south as Collier County and as far northwest as Escambia County arrived in Tallahassee for their Day at the Capitol. 4-H day at the capitol, an annual state event, took place February 28th. Participants were adorned in "4-H green" shirts with the bold words on them "I Am the Revolution of Responsibility". "I Am the Revolution of Responsibility" addresses the misconception that youth are not informed of what's going on in their communities and promotes the findings that youth are making a real impact every day. Throughout the day participants met with lawmakers and other elected officials including Governor Rick Scott. During one of the rallies in the Capitol Courtyard, Commissioner Adam Putnam, who is also a 4-H alum, joined Lieutenant Governor Jennifer Carroll to recognize the youth leadership opportunities 4-H brings to our state.