Lee Ann Fields, Simmons, Amanda | 9/13/2018 2:03:09 PM
We have already had many parents and students asking about how to enroll their child in 4-H and when. 4-H enrollment will begin in September for Lincoln Parish Schools and we are looking forward to working with the youth of Lincoln Parish this year. We have some great educational programs planned for monthly club meetings and we have many fun experiences planned for the parish as well. This year we will be focusing our educational efforts on “Agriculture Awareness”. We will explore the world of agriculture to identify where our food comes from, the importance of animals in agriculture, and conservation of agriculture resources including water conservation.
Many are familiar with the LSU AgCenter 4-H Youth
4-H also focuses on meeting the needs of youth based on essential elements of positive youth development. We provide a sense of belonging which includes an interaction with a caring adult and a safe, inclusive environment. We offer opportunities for mastery which is the process, over-time, of building knowledge, skills, attitudes, wisdom, and demonstrating their uses. 4-H promotes generosity by providing opportunities to serve so that youth actively value and practice service to others. 4-H encourages independence by offering self determination where youth feel a sense of control over their lives and exercise their potential to become self-directing, independent adults.
If your child attends school in Lincoln Parish, is in 4th through 12th grade, and you want them to be involved in something that will meet their needs on so many levels, then enroll them in 4-H. We will be holding enrollment meetings at each school during the month of September. Your child should come home with a 4-H newsletter and enrollment card. Parish enrollment dues are $7.00. The school may include a small additional fee to that dollar amount to fund things for the club to do on the school level. There is a faculty member at each of the schools that serves as the volunteer leader for their school’s 4-H club. As a parent, you are encouraged to attend 4-H meetings and we would be glad to have you. We also enlist volunteers to help in many areas. Call your child’s school, find out who the 4-H Leader is, visit with them, ask when the enrollment meeting is scheduled for your school, offer to help out, and become involved in a great opportunity for your child. You can also call the Lincoln Parish 4-H Office at 318-251-5134. When you call ask for Amanda and she will be glad to speak with you about this wonderful youth development organization. She is passionate about 4-H.