Amanda Simmons | 10/17/2012 11:56:00 PM
4-H is a community of six million young people across America learning leadership, citizenship, and life skills. Some of the life skills learned through 4-H are decision making, problem solving, goal setting, social skills, accepting differences, self-esteem, character, personal safety, and many, many more. Lincoln Parish celebrated National 4-H Week on October 7th - 13th. Each year during National 4-H Week, local and parish 4-H clubs have the opportunity to showcase what they have gained from their 4-H membership through activities and events at the local and parish level. We encourage our 4-H members and volunteers to recognize National 4-H Week at their schools and in their communities. Some of the great ideas that were suggested for this event are listed here:
Lincoln Parish 4-H celebrated National 4-H Week by offering many opportunities that youth, as well as the community, could be involved in throughout the week of October 7th – 13th.
Last year, in Lincoln Parish, more than 800 4-H members and volunteers were involved in 4-H. During the month of September, Lincoln Parish 4-H agents held enrollment meetings at each school throughout the parish and are excited about the number of youth and volunteers who are expected to be involved in 4-H this year. The fundamental 4-H ideal of practical, “learn by doing” experiences encourage youth to experiment, innovate and think independently. 4-H programs are offered through school-based clubs, project clubs and camp settings. You can join the 4-H community today. To learn how to become a 4-H member or volunteer leader in Lincoln Parish, contact Amanda Simmons, Associate Extension Agent/4-H Youth Development, at LSU AgCenter, Lincoln Parish by calling 318-251-5134 or by e-mail.