4H Members Participate in Annual Kevin Grant Memorial Leadership Tour

first_img4-H youth are travelling to several communities in the province this week to learn what each community can offer their future. Ten members, age 14 to 16, from across the province were selected to participate in the inaugural Kevin Grant Memorial Tour, hosted this year in Cape Breton. “This tour offers 4-H members an opportunity to learn about the many communities in the province,” says Mark Parent, Minister of Agriculture. “This can help young people decide on a career and where they will live after completing their education.” At each stop, 4-H members will learn about the community, meet community leaders, and visit resource-based businesses and rural employers. The tour, from March 16 to 18, will feature several speakers and visits to businesses, museums and post-secondary institutions. “Kevin Grant was a strong supporter of the Nova Scotia 4-H program and we are proud his legacy will live through this conference and tour,” said Arthur Pick, acting manager, 4-H and Rural Organizations. Mr. Grant was a long-time 4-H participant, public servant, and avid supporter of the 4-H program. The conference and tour is sponsored by a memorial fund in his name. The fund provides a significant endowment to the Nova Scotia 4-H Foundation to assist with rural youth development. In considering his wishes, the foundation developed the tour to develop rural youth leadership. Each year, the tour will be held in different regions across the province over March Break.last_img read more