St. Helena 4-Hers Attend 2011 4-H Junior Leadership Conference

3/28/2011 8:06:24 PM

Nine youth from St. Helena Parish traveled to Camp Grant Walker in Pollock, Louisiana, to participate in the 4-H Junior Leadership Conference held March 19-20, 2011. The conference provided the opportunity for diverse groups of youth who are currently engaged in significant leadership and/or service-learning.

The educational objective of the Junior Leadership Conference is to increase the leadership skills and knowledge of youth in Louisiana. The conference featured a variety of workshops focusing on leadership development, communication, teamwork, service-learning, youth-adult partnerships and time management.

A key element of the Louisiana 4-H Junior Leadership Conference is its youth-driven focus. Youth decide what will be offered offered, preside over the sessions and teach all the educational workshops. At the Louisiana 4-H Junior Leadership Conference, youth participants are not only learning about leadership, but also, they practice it. This year St. Helena youth participated in tracks such as S.E.T., Service Learning and Leadership tracks.

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