|Reading to the HEART|
“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.
This annual report highlights many of the 4-H camps and events that took part on the three military installations in the state of Louisiana. Thanks to grant funding, each of the three installations has a 4-H club on the base.
A collaborative military partnership among four university cooperative extension services in Louisiana and Mississippi. The program uses a gardening curricula to connect military families to their communities in fun, interactive ways.
This annual report contains some of the activities that took place as part of Louisiana 4-H's Operation: Military Kids initiative, as well as quotes, statistics and a letter from the 4-H state military liaison.