Kathleen Kramer | 2/14/2017 7:43:04 PM
Belonging, mastery, independence and generosity are the essential elements of this youth development program.
4-H program offers opportunities for youth to discover their inner passion through a diversity of high quality programs.
Only in Louisiana, Georgia and Tennessee are 4-H programs used in school systems.
The unique symbiosis of school and club has opened opportunities to teach 4-H’ers about important environmental challenges.
Mark G. Shirley
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.
Experiential learning is a cornerstone of the Louisiana 4-H Youth Development program.
Nearly 6,000 youth are involved in the 4-H shooting sports program, which is one of the newer programs offered by 4-H.
For a young person interested in the 4-H shooting sports program, there is no shortage of opportunities.
The foundation of the 4-H youth development program is built on four essential elements: belonging, independence, mastery and generosity.
The adult obesity rate in Louisiana gives the 4-H Healthy Living Program motivation and urgency.
The Healthy YOUth Healthy Communities program, which is in three Shreveport neighborhoods, is designed to help participants sustain positive changes.
Not only do the teens make improvements in their nutritional habits, they also grow as leaders.
Many Louisiana 4-H’ers look forward to camping with their friends, both old and new, every summer.
Since the Environmental Education Center opened in 2012, youngsters attending camp have benefited from new opportunities.
Service projects provide youth with valuable learning opportunities.
Animal projects have been a staple of 4-H for almost as long as the organization has been in existence.
4-H’ers have the oppor¬tunity to shape their organization through youth leadership boards. Approximately 160 4-H’ers serve on these boards.
Selecting a career path is one of the most challenging decisions an adolescent makes.
The Louisiana 4-H Museum opened in 2008 to commemorate the organization’s 100-year anniversary in the state.
Terri Crawford, Janet Fox, Frankie Gould, Karen Martin and Renee Castro
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.
Veronica Del Bianco
In 2004, the Overnight Chaperone Program was developed to educate adult volunteers about how to create safe and positive environments.
Linda Foster Benedict
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.
4-H is often called one of the best-kept secrets when it comes to youth development programs.
The concept of funds based on private contributions to augment support of 4-H activities in Louisiana began in 1978.
Honey Brake, a hunting lodge in Jonesville, Louisiana, recently pledged $1 million to Louisiana 4-H to permanently fund educational trips and camps.
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