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Johnson County youth participate in National 4-H Mentoring Capstone

Sen. Grassley with Johnson County 4-H'ers

Eleven Johnson County youth involved in the 4-H Big Brothers Big Sisters program visited Washington, D.C., in July as part of the National 4-H Mentoring Capstone. The participants spent a day on Capitol Hill and met members of Iowa’s congressional delegation including Sen. Chuck Grassley.

“This is an incredible leadership and citizenship experience for these 4-H’ers,” said Janet Martin, an urban 4-H youth program specialist in Johnson County. With a special emphasis on mentoring, the 4-H’ers learned civic leadership and the tools to bring about positive change in their communities.

This article appeared in August 2013 -- From Cathann Kress Newsletter