Two Kings County girls will join eight other 4-H members as part of the sixth annual Kevin Grant Rural Youth Leadership Tour next week.
Katie Stokes, Berwick, and Nicole Martin, from Canning, were selected through applications and interviews to be part of the three-day tour.
From March 10 to 12, the members, ages 14 to 17, will meet community leaders during business, agriculture and industry tours.
Each year the provincial program is held during March Break in a different area in Nova Scotia. This year, the teenagers will be visiting the Annapolis Valley.
"4-H is known for giving young people excellent programs that cultivate leadership skills," said Agriculture Minister Keith Colwell in a press release. . "This program helps young Nova Scotians plan for future careers and appreciate the diverse, resource-based businesses in our communities."
Kevin Grant was a long-time 4-H member and public servant who supported the Nova Scotia program. His legacy lives on through a fund that provides an endowment to the Nova Scotia 4-H Foundation to help with rural youth development. The foundation developed the tour in his honour.