Not only do the teens make improvements in their nutritional habits, they also grow as leaders.
Kenyan scientists visit, Award winners announced, Healthy Communities initiative works to improve rural health.
In 2004, the Overnight Chaperone Program was developed to educate adult volunteers about how to create safe and positive environments.
This issue features the 4-H program in Louisiana. It includes articles about 4-H programs on coastal and wetlands programs, national science day, and more.
Louisiana 4-H provides a place for youth to connect with both peers and adults in a safe and engaging environment that promotes a sense of belonging.
The 4-H program offers opportunities for youth to discover their inner passion through a diversity of high quality programs.
Selecting a career path is one of the most challenging decisions an adolescent makes.
The foundation of the 4-H youth development program is built on four essential elements: belonging, independence, mastery and generosity.
The Healthy YOUth Healthy Communities program, which is in three Shreveport neighborhoods, is designed to help participants sustain positive changes.
Many Louisiana 4-H’ers look forward to camping with their friends, both old and new, every summer.
For a young person interested in the 4-H shooting sports program, there is no shortage of opportunities.
Meeting brings minorities together, Ag Week spotlights ag on campus, and College participates in national initiative.
Maria Bampasidou never really dreamed of living and working in the United States.
Honey Brake, a hunting lodge in Jonesville, Louisiana, recently pledged $1 million to Louisiana 4-H to permanently fund educational trips and camps.
The concept of funds based on pri¬vate contributions to augment support of 4-H activities in Louisiana began in 1978.
Since its founding in 1880, Southern University has been deeply immersed in providing opportunities for Louisiana youth and has a long tradition with 4-H.
To meet the challenges of the future, it is imperative that youth and adults are aware of the role that agriculture plays in their everyday lives.
The Louisiana 4-H Museum opened in 2008 to commemorate the organization’s 100-year anniversary in the state.
Nearly 6,000 youth are involved in the 4-H shooting sports program, which is one of the newer programs offered by 4-H.
Marsh Maneuvers is part of the 4-H Youth Wetlands Program which is funded by Louisiana’s Coastal Protection and Restoration Authority.
For nine years during National 4-H Week, the organization has dedicated one day to a lesson emphasizing science, technology, engineering and math or STEM.
Service projects provide youth with valu¬able learning opportunities.
Animal projects have been a staple of 4-H for almost as long as the organization has been in exis¬tence.
4-H’ers have the oppor¬tunity to shape their organization through youth leadership boards. Approximately 160 4-H’ers serve on these boards.
Since the Environmental Education Center opened in 2012, youngsters attending camp have benefited from new opportunities.
The adult obesity rate in Louisiana gives the 4-H Healthy Living Program motivation and urgency.
The unique symbiosis of school and club has opened opportunities to teach 4-H’ers about important environmental challenges.
Only in Louisiana, Georgia and Tennessee are 4-H programs used in school systems.
Belonging, mastery, independence and generosity are the essential elements of this youth development program.
4-H is often called one of the best-kept secrets when it comes to youth development programs.