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As early as 1908, 4-H could trace its roots in Louisiana to the boys' corn club, which began in Avoyelles Parish with the help of the parish superintendent of education, V.L. Roy, and the dean of the College of Agriculture, Dr. W.R. Dodson. The first parishwide meeting was held in an old schoolhouse in Moreauville; more than 300 attended. By 1909, a membership of 1,129 was recorded in the boys' corn clubs of the state.

Through non-formal, research-based, experiential education activities, 4-H participants gain knowledge and life skills enabling them to become positive, productive, capable and compassionate members of their communities. 4-H has three primary program initiatives: citizenship; healthy living; and science, engineering and technology. Youth learn leadership, citizenship and life skills through a variety of projects with topics such as outdoor skills, aerospace, animal science, nutrition, forestry and community service. "Learn by doing" is the 4-H club slogan. 4-H members don't just read about things; they do them. They make things. They take part in club meetings. They learn interesting new things. They learn to follow, and they learn to lead. They help their neighbors and their neighborhoods through club activities.

The Louisiana 4-H Youth Development program continues to expand to meet the needs of youth, with participation exceeding 175,000.



Camper at LOST Camp
Louisiana 4-H Robotics
Louisiana 4-H is using robotics to increase youth interest in science, engineering and technology. Several opportunitities are available for youth to participate in robotic workshops through parish programs.
La. 4-H History
4-H can trace its roots in Louisiana to the boys' corn club, which began in Avoyelles Parish in 1908 with the help of the parish superintendent of education, V. L. Roy, and the dean of the College of Agriculture, Dr. W.R. Dodson.
How to Join 4-H!
Contact your parish LSU AgCenter Extension office and obtain an enrollment card. Complete the enrollment card, and have your parent or guardian to sign the back of the card.
What is 4-H?
"Learn by doing" is the 4-H club slogan. 4-H members don't just read about things; they do them.
4-H Pledge
4-H Pledge
The 4-H pledge was adopted in 1927 at the National 4-H Club Camp in Washington, D. C. The ending part - “and my world” - was added in 1973. The pledge describes what the four ‘H’s stand for - Head, Heart, Hands, and Health.
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Grant Parish 4-H Members Spread Holiday Cheer
Grant 4-H donated Christmas wreaths to residents at Colfax Reunion Nursing and Rehabilitation Center.
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Wal-Mart final report
Report on the 2011-2012 Healthy Living Wal-Mart Grant
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Change Lives One Stitch at a Time with Your Creative Kindness
Do you have 4‐H Clubs and members in your area looking for a community service project? There are children across the world who would be grateful for one new dress or pair of shorts to wear. Here is an opportunity to put sewing skills to use by creating something special for children and adults in need. This packet contains a few ideas and resources to get you started.
Essential Elements of 4-H Youth Development
“What positive outcomes in youth, adults, and communities result from the presence of critical elements in a 4-H experience?” A group of evaluators reviewed the basic and applied research on characteristics of effective programs for youth development. From this process, eight essential elements were identified focusing on belonging, mastery, generosity and independence.
Essential Elements of 4-H Youth Development
“What positive outcomes in youth, adults, and communities result from the presence of critical elements in a 4-H experience?” A group of evaluators reviewed the basic and applied research on characteristics of effective programs for youth development. From this process, eight essential elements were identified focusing on belonging, mastery, generosity and independence.
Essential Elements of 4-H Youth Development
“What positive outcomes in youth, adults, and communities result from the presence of critical elements in a 4-H experience?” A group of evaluators reviewed the basic and applied research on characteristics of effective programs for youth development. From this process, eight essential elements were identified focusing on belonging, mastery, generosity and independence.
Department of 4-H Youth Development.
Department of 4-H Youth Development Profile
This report provides information on future plans, program significance, facts, and highlights for Louisiana 4-H.
A 4-H member displays his community map.
Orleans Parish SPA 4-H Clubs Map Their Community
During their meeting on January 11, New York Life’s Youth in Governance 4-H Clubs at Success Preparatory Academy mapped their community. The activity was part of their curriculum in public adventures and designed to get the 4-H Club member to think about their community.
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4-H Youth Wetlands Program: Training future leaders to save America's Treasure
The Youth Wetlands Education and Outreach Program is a statewide LSU AgCenter 4-H program sponsored by the Office of Coastal Protection and Restoration. The program is designed to heighten students’ awareness of Louisiana’s wetland loss through an organized educational program of outreach, empowerment and advocacy.
Rabbit Showmanship
This article teaches the basics of rabbit showmanship.
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State 4-H Service-Learning Records Competition Results
Results of the State 4-H Service-Learning Record Book Contest.
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2014-15 Anti-Bullying Campaign
At 4-H University, 4-Hers from across Louisiana voted "Bullying" as the service-learning focus for 2014-15. The goals of the project, outlined by the State 4-H Citizenship Board, are to educate on the severity of bullying and utilize inclusion in empowering action.
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Living Your Financial Experience
Living Your Financial Experience (LYFE) is an easy-to-use financial education solution for participants in need of resources to improve their financial well-being.
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East Feliciana Friends
East Feliciana 4-H'ers War Veteranmilitarydelivered cardscupcakes, and sang carolscreating paracord bracelets the goody bags. performing exercises to having a recruitment officer come speak in order to help them understand the way the military works for our country.the community
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Caddo Parish Cares
The Caddo 4-H program was service learning projects Nursing Home military care packagesrecycling drivesState Service Learning Focus Caddo VeteransGreen Movement City of Shreveport, the Shreveport Green Organization and Billy Hummer, a bee expert, to come share with them. Caddo had a busy year making the best better!
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