Cameron Parish Teens Speak Out for the Future

Ruby Miller  |  3/18/2011 11:25:27 PM

The rural gulf coast communities of Cameron Parish have been victim to two major hurricanes during a three-year period. Several of the parish's communities, including Grand Chenier and Johnson Bayou, were essentially destroyed. Many coastal residents moved to the northern part of the parish to gain stability. But that caused another sort of problem.

Concerned with the current and future success of their communities within Cameron Parish, seven 4-H youth members make their concerns known through this video production. The population of Cameron Parish in 2000 was 9,991. The population is now estimated to be 6,839, which is a 31.5 percent decrease. The youth are concerned about what plans parish officials have for building up the parish population and for serving the needs of the youth population. The 4-H members are also concerned about their own futures in Cameron Parish.
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