4-H Members Complete Citizenship Program

Members of the Iowa State University Extension and Outreach 4-H program in Northeast Iowa recently completed the second year of a two year citizenship program and visited Washington DC.  Participants have been meeting on a monthly basis to learn more about citizenship and the role that government plays in their daily lives. While in Washington DC the group volunteered at DC Kitchens and prepared over 5000 meals to be served in homeless shelters and schools. Additionally the 4-H members prepared summer packages for homeless people to help them with the struggles that the summer heat can bring for them. In the first year of the program participants travel to the State Capitol and learn about local, county and state level government.
Thirty-two youth, sixteen adults and three Extension Staff members from Chickasaw, Clayton, and Fayette Counties participated in the 2014 4-H Citizenship trip to Washington DC.  Youth from Clayton County were Alissa Rose, St. Olaf; Andrey Shirbroun, Farmersburg; Ben Tschirgi, Elkader; Chloe Willie, Strawberry Point; Emma Kerns,Edgewood; Hanna Hess, Edgewood; Joseph Boehm, Elgin; Kristi Eberhardt, Elkader; Kyann Braden, Colesburg; Mackenzie Vlazny, Farmersburg; Madeline Brase, Strawberry Point; Megan Rochleau, St. Olaf; Melanie Lane, Elkader; Morgan Fannon, Edgewood; Tom Shirbroun, Farmersburg; Tracy Curran, St. Olaf; and WesLee Gould, Strawberry Point.  Adult chaperones were Angie Boehm, Elgin;  Jody Kerns, Edgewood; Kim Willie, Strawberry Point;  Lori Vlazny, Farmersburg;  Mindy Rose, St. Olaf; Suzanne Shirbroun, Farmersburg; Marlene Gould, Strawberry Point;  Andrew Vlazny, Farmersburg;  Deb Schloss, Strawberry Point; Jim Fannon, Edgewood; Ron Sass, Luana and Dan Lane, Elkader.

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