Iowa youth explored culture and interests during Maize Retreat

Storm Lake High School participants in the 2017 Maize Retreat.

Front row, L-R: Fatima Garcia, Luis Gutierrez, Ernesto Garcia

and Katherine Ardon-Zeron. Back: Lessly Ortega, Jessica Soria,

Lupita Morales. Not pictured: Matthew Marroquin and Maribel Ramirez.

Nearly 150 youth in grades eight to 12th participated in the third annual Maize retreat April 21-23. Maize is a culturally based youth leadership accelerator program coordinated by Iowa 4-H Youth Development.

“The Maize Retreat provides youth with an accelerated experience in the Iowa 4-H Youth Development program and Iowa State University, while bringing together Native American, Latino and Iowa traditions and cultures,” said Cayla Taylor, Iowa State University Extension and Outreach 4-H program manager.  

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