Learning to Lead: Project Grow Visits Washington D.C.

Project Grow Visits Washington, D.C.

“Empowering the community to embrace the strengths of our cultures while achieving our potential.”

Project Grow is a program for Southeast Asian youth which aims to develop leadership skills and includes components in environmental justice, health and wellness, and agricultural biodiversity. Youth learn about these topics, as well as career pathways at the USDA, during learning sessions, field trips, guest speeches, a service-learning project, and a trip to Washington, D.C. to tour the USDA campus.

During their August 16th trip to D.C., the Project Grow team learned about the history of the USDA and the work that the National Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) does to support farmers throughout the United States. They also had the chance to learn about NRCS’s Pathway Programs, which are designed to help students in high school through post-graduate school pursue federal government careers with NRCS. Additionally, the team met with Hmong professionals in the D.C. area to learn about their education and career experiences and had the chance to visit historic sites like the Capitol, White House, Washington Monument, Library of Congress, and Lincoln Memorial.

Check out the slideshow below to share their experience!

If you would like information about participating in Project Grow, please contact:

Ia Oong Yang | Custom Jobs Training Case Manager
Direct: 651-495-1566
Email: iaoongy@hmong.org

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