SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (WCIA) — Members of one the largest out-of-school youth programs made their rounds with lawmakers at the capitol this week.
50 students in the University of Illinois Extension 4H program shared personal experiences with the orginazation to senators and representatives.
The visit is a part of the group’s legislative connection event. The students come from all over the state and range in age. One Springfield High School student explains why he enjoys spending time at the capitol.
“Every year, something new happens in my life through 4H so I definitely have a new experience to share with them instead of sharing the same story every year,” said Amareon Naudain.
Directors of the program say this is one of their favorite things to do with kids in the group. Many lawmakers at the capitol are 4H alumni.