During their experiences, participants developed a concept from sketching to design to making an article of clothing. They gained hands-on learning experiences about textiles and clothing design.
The 4-H’ers in Make Your Health Rock! homed in on their healthy critical-thinking skills and decision-making skills in this Clover College session. They learned about stress management and goal setting to help them resist risky behaviors.
The 4-H’ers in the LYFE: Living Your Financial Experience Clover College learned the value of money management through a computer-based, simulated, hands-on financial activity that included designing a financial plan, managing income and credit, saving to achieve financial goals and protecting assets.
The 4-H Mall made youth the most successful entrepreneurs south of the Mason-Dixon Line. They taught youth about their own business strengths, how to capitalize on them and how to develop their own entrepreneurial venture from product development to product launch.
This presentation introduced students to strategies and techniques for using information appropriately and harnessing social media as powerful self-development tools.
Forensics: The First 48 Hours is a popular Clover College program that gives the participants a glance of aspects of a crime scene investigation. Many of the participants also said they would pursue a career in law enforcement and forensics, which this track encourages them to do. We appreciation all the hard work from Jaye Guerin and the West Baton Rouge Forensics Center staff with this Clover College program.
Do you know what a forester does? If you do not know, then you can probably ask a 4-H’er who participated in the Forestry 101 Clover College. 4-H’ers gained hands-on experience with using ropes and zip lines for maneuvering up and around trees. In addition, 4-H’ers learned about tree health and learned to identify tree species.
Jefferson Parish 4-H agents Alexis Navarro and Karen Walker, along with Louisiana Restaurant Association (LRA) partners Alice Glenn and Wendy Waren, described and presented several Louisiana commodities (beef, seafood, rice, fruit, vegetables and dairy), including the nutritional value of these commodities, the economic impact of these commodities to the state and historical stories that have significance to these commodities.
So you want to go to law school. What does it take to get there? Once there, what does it take to stay? And then what – what career opportunities are available? In this Clover College session, youth explored various law-related career paths and participated in fun activities to learn more about the realities of being a law school student.
Have you got what it takes to make it in a show choir/band/production? Youth participated in mini auditions and got hands-on coaching as they learned choreography, vocals and production skills for a show opener!
By identifying individual strengths, determining motivational factors and discovering one’s greater mission, youth began to explore and define their purpose in a meaningful and authentic way.