Teens leaders support 4-H at the LA State Capitol

Karol Osborne  |  7/17/2012 7:44:29 PM

4-H Day at the Capitol

Madison 4-H Teen Leadership Club members joined almost 1,500 youth and volunteers on Wednesday, May 30, in Baton Rouge celebrating the state bi-centennial and supporting Louisiana 4-H Youth Development at 4-H Day at the Capitol.

This year marks the 11th consecutive year that Madison 4-H youth have participated in the event which features House and Senate speakers on the steps of the Louisiana State Capitol. One of many educational trips sponsored by 4-H, it offers an opportunity to visit the grounds of the Capitol and view the historic building, meet with legislators, and learn about the legislative process. Senator Francis Thompson visited with the Northeast LA delegation in the Senate chambers following the assembly. He spoke about legislation impacting Louisiana youth and families, answered questions and shared memories of his 4-H experience. The 4-H group concluded the trip with an afternoon of fun and sun at Blue Bayou waterpark to cool off and enjoy the rides. Each 4-H member received a 4-H Day at the Capitol commemorative T-Shirt provided by the Louisiana 4-H Foundation.

4-H is the nation’s largest youth organization and is administered in Louisiana by the LSU AgCenter. Louisiana 4-H reaches over 240,000 youth annually through 4-H Club and related enrichment activities across the state. The 4-H program provides learning experiences and involvement in activities that teach young people the life skills and values they need to be better citizens and future leaders. For more information about the Louisiana 4-H Youth Development program, call 318-574-2465.

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