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4-H Council awarded grant for mentoring

The National 4-H Council, based in Chevy Chase, announced it has been awarded a $9.8 million grant from the Department of Justice to support the 4-H National Mentoring Program. The grant comes from the Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention. The 4-H organization offers youth mentoring through the following programs: 4-H Mentoring: Youth & Families with Promise, created by Utah State University, a prevention program directed toward at-risk youth, ages 10 to 14; 4-H Tech Wizards, created by Oregon State University, an after-school, small‐group program for youth who tend to be underrepresented in science, technology, engineering and mathematics fields; 4-H Life, created by the University of Missouri, which addresses the needs of children of incarcerated parents; and My Brother’s Keeper, a new program launched by President Barack Obama designed to close achievement gaps faced by boys and young men of color.