TSU receives $10,000 award for minority youth to attend 4-H Youth summer development program

PrintNASHVILLE, Tenn. (TSU News Service)  – Tennessee State University Cooperative Extension’s 4-H/Youth Development Program, housed in the College of Agriculture, Human and Natural Sciences has been selected as the recipient of $10,000 in funding to be distributed through scholarships for minority youths to attend the 2014 Citizenship Washington Focus program this summer in Washington, D.C.

The award, supported by Farm Credit and distributed through the National 4-H Council, will pay for the registration, lodging, meals and travel arrangements for six minority youth participants and one adult chaperone.

The CWF program, attended by several thousand young people from across the country, is held every summer and provides youth ages 14-19 with an opportunity to improve their communication and leadership skills through various hands-on activities and programs that teach civic and social responsibility. Students participating in CWF also get an up-close look at the nation’s Capitol and meet members of Congress.

“Citizenship Washington Focus is one of the best leadership opportunities for youth in this country,” said Dr. Latif Lighari, associate dean for Extension in the CAHNS. “We are extremely excited to have this opportunity to provide scholarships to minority youth who may not otherwise have had the chance to participate.”

Dr. Thomas Broyles, Extension Program Leader for 4-H/Youth Development at TSU, will coordinate the selection and participation of scholarship recipients.




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