What is 4-H?

4-H is a community of young people across America who are learning leadership, citizenship and life skills. 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. We invite you to join us at your local Louisiana 4-H club, where the fun never ends.


Programs

4-H

4-H is a community of young people across America who are learning leadership, citizenship and life skills.

The Character Development Program utilizes the principles of positive youth development to foster the growth of core values that nurture ethical, social-emotional, life skill and academic development in youth and communities.

The Reading to the HEART Program is a comprehensive, research-based, leisure-time reading program designed to enhance youth reading habits during non-school time and to help parents organize literacy-rich home environments.

Service-Learning is a strategy that integrates community needs, intentional learning objectives, and structured opportunities for reflection. 

Healthy Living

The program focuses on building life skills and good decision making abilities to help youth develop the internal strength needed to resist engaging in these risky behaviors.

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.

Smart Bodies is a comprehensive nutrition education and physical activity 4-H school enrichment program for children in kindergarten through 5th grade. Smart Bodies is a National 4-H Program of Distinction for Healthy Living.

4-H

4-H is a community of young people across America who are learning leadership, citizenship and life skills.

Through 4-H environmental and outdoor education projects provide educational opportunities that help young people enjoy time outdoors and develop an understanding and appreciation of the environment. 


To grow good kids by igniting a passion for learning, success and service through a unique gardening education.


4-H offers many opportunities for youth to show and raise livestock. Information and guides to raising livestock can be found on the LSU AgCenter website and through the Livestock Show Office.


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The program is designed to heighten students’ awareness of Louisiana’s wetland loss through an organized educational program of outreach, empowerment and advocacy. 


    4H Resources

    Innovate . Educate . Improve Lives

    The LSU AgCenter and the LSU College of Agriculture

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