Isakson co-sponsors bipartisan measure recognizing leadership organization’s benefits to nation’s youth
U.S. Senator Johnny Isakson, R-Ga., today applauded the Senate passage of a bipartisan resolution supporting 4-H and its recently-launched “Grow True Leaders” campaign.
The measure, introduced by U.S. Senator Roger Wicker, R-Miss., and co-sponsored by 34 senators including Isakson, recognizes the immeasurable benefits of the national 4-H program for young people and its potential growth under the new initiative.
“The positive impact that 4-H has on its more than 175,000 members in Georgia and six million members worldwide is immeasurable,” said Isakson. “For more than 100 years, 4-H has continued to provide youth with valuable leadership and citizenship skills. I am proud to support this worthy organization of true leaders in my state and across the United States.”
The 4-H movement supports young people through programs designed to shape future leaders and innovators, particularly in rural communities. Last week, 4-H launched a campaign called “Grow True Leaders” that seeks to replicate 4-H’s success in rural communities in more populated areas. The program’s new initiative hopes to reach a broader, more diverse population, impacting more African American and Hispanic youth.
The 4-H organization started in 1902 with an agriculture mission, and has grown into the nation’s largest youth development and mentoring organization. Its 4-H’s stand for head, heart, hands and health.
In addition to Isakson, co-sponsors of the resolution include U.S. Senators Heidi Heitkamp, D-N.D., Lamar Alexander, R-Tenn., Tammy Baldwin, D-Wis., John Barrasso, R-Wyo., Roy Blunt, R-Mo., John Boozman, R-Ark., Sherrod Brown, D-Ohio, Shelley Moore Capito, R-W.Va., Bob Casey, D-Pa., Bill Cassidy, R-La., Thad Cochran, R-Miss., Chris Coons, D-Del., John Cornyn, R-Texas, Mike Crapo, R-Idaho, Steve Daines, R-Mont., Joe Donnelly, D-Ind., Mike Enzi, R-Wyo., Joni Ernst, R-Iowa, Cory Gardner, R-Colo., James Inhofe, R-Okla., Mark Kirk, R-Ill., Angus King, I-Maine, Jeff Merkley, R-Ore., John McCain, R-Ariz., Jerry Moran, R-Kan., Lisa Murkowski, R-Alaska, Gary Peters, D-Mich., Pat Roberts, R-Kansas, Debbie Stabenow, D-Mich., Thom Tillis, R-N.C., Tom Udall, D-N.M., and David Vitter, R-La.