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iJAG on Capitol Hill

Iowa student leaders shine in D.C.

Earlier this month, eight student leaders joined staff members for an annual trip to Washington, D.C. From meeting up with iJAG alum and National Career Association President Kira Canada for some sight-seeing to visiting with Iowa legislators on Capitol Hill before attending the National Student Leadership Academy (NSLA), this trip was filled with unforgettable experiences that help shape our young people and the future of iJAG.

Day one in D.C. featured meet-and-greets with state leaders Senator Grassley, staffers for Senator Ernst, Congressman Nunn, Representative Feenstra, Representative Miller-Meeks, and Representative Hinson. Conversations allowed students to share their personal stories, highlight the impact of iJAG on our state, and share the important role that young people play. 

Top student leaders across JAG’s 39 state affiliates attended NSLA for specialized leadership training, skill-building, and professional networking that fosters effective communication and successful programming nationwide. Only 350 out of 45,000 JAG students are invited to participate in this exclusive event every year. 

Also in attendance at NSLA – front and center, in fact – was iJAG alum Kira Canada. As a national officer for JAG, Kira helped make special remarks from the big stage, hosted breakout sessions and met with young leaders. 

iJAG’s annual trip to D.C. is just one of the many ways we continue to invest in developing our more than 7,200 students and Iowa’s student leadership team.