“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.
Louisiana 4-H recommends schools and youth organizations across Louisiana teach the same character trait each month and integrate decision making into lessons and daily activities.
Educators sometimes feel unprepared when new students arrive as a result of disaster they experience, and current students sometimes have difficulty feeling empathy for the new transfer students. This lesson plan can be used with groups of youth in junior high and high school who need guidance in dealing with a change in their social environment, i.e., their school, following a disaster or even after positive changes in their life situation.
This lesson will help educators teach the basics of checking accounts.
The Character Education Partnership along with Cyber Smart are providing tools and materials for educators to begin teaching about cyberbullying to youth.
A new educational resource from the Department of Defense Education Activity’s (DoDEA) Educational Partnership is available now in print and on a CD through Military OneSource at www.militaryonesource.com. The guide, which provides information on important policies, procedures and best practices that are critical to supporting the needs of military families' education, is also available online at www.militaryk12partners.dodea.edu.
Service-learning is a teaching strategy sweeping the nation that links community service to formal and informal education.
Information about the Louisiana State Schools of Character award.
The LSU AgCenter 4-H Program is the official sponsor for the Louisiana Promising Practices Awards