WASHINGTON – U.S. Senators Benjamin L. Cardin and Barbara A. Mikulski (both D-MD) has announced that the Department of Justice (DoJ) has awarded $5 million to the National 4H Council based in Chevy Chase Maryland. The funds will be routed to local 4-H Club affiliates to strengthen and expand mentoring programs for underserved youth.
“This grant to the 4-H Council will enable the organization to expand its mentoring programs for at risk youth, helping them succeed in the future,” said Senator Cardin. “The Maryland-based 4-H Council maintains one of our nation’s leading youth development programs and its long history of providing support to our nation’s youth has made it possible for many young people to overcome difficult circumstances and become productive members of our society. “