About 4-H

Louisiana 4-H is the largest youth development program with clubs and groups in all 64 parishes! Science, Engineering, & Technology (S.E.T.), Healthy Living, and Citizenship are the ma areas of focus within Louisiana 4-H. In these areas, 4-H has something to offer for everyone whether it be cooking, shooting sports, ATV safety, fishing, fashion, livestock, photography, art, and much more!

About Ascension 4-H

The 4-H program in Ascension parish is one of the largest 4-H programs in Louisiana with over 1,440 Ascension 4-H members in 2022-23 school year! 4-H is offered as a club in nearly every school in Ascension Parish. If you are home schooled, a virtual learner, or 4-H is not offered at your school, you can become a member of the Ascension Homegrown 4-H Club or you can join as a member at large through the Ascension Parish Extension Office. Not only does Ascension 4-H offer opportunities for members to be a part of a school club, but it also offers more in depth learning in 6 different focus areas called project clubs. Ascension 4-H currently offers project clubs in the following areas:

  • Jr. Leaders (7th-12th Graders)
  • Home & Style
  • Livestock
  • Shooting Sports
  • Wiggles & Wags

To learn more about Ascension 4-H and what it has to offer, contact the Ascension Extension Office or one of the Ascension Parish 4-H Agents.

Contact Us

Ascension 4-H Agents-
Camille Brady &
Stephanie Gravois
Office: 225-621-5799; Fax: 225-621-5794
9039 S St. Landry Ave
Gonzales, LA 70737

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How to Join

4-H members must complete an enrollment profile and pay dues annually. All 4-H Enrollment will be held in the 4-H Online enrollment system. To register, click HERE. You will create a 4-H family and member profile that you can utilize for the remainder of your 4-H career. This profile can be used to track awards, register for events, and much more! Your member profile will help track your 4-H experiences from year to year!
A few notes when registering…

**Complete Enrollment by October 16 for a chance to win a $25 gift card or 4-H Swag!**

  • School Club, Community Club, & Members at Large- Please select your club name or member-at-large if you are joining through the parish. *NEW* State and Parish 4-H Dues will be paid through the 4-H Online Enrollment site. School Club fees (if applicable) will be paid through your child’s school. Parish fees are $2.00 and State fees are $5.00 totalling $7.00. Any school fees will be charged through the school. School fees may include shirts, Achievement Day costs, meeting supplies, refreshments/parties, and other items with their individual enrollment fees.
    • You can contact us to find out who the 4-H contact is at your school!
  • Project Books- Project resources will not be selected through the 4-H Online Enrollment site.
    • All 4th and 5th Graders will receive the Discovering the World of 4-H or Exploring the World of 4-H Project Books. No Ordering is necessary. These will be delivered to club meetings around November.
    • 2nd-year 5th-grade members and 6th-12th graders should place an order for a project resource if they are interested. All orders must be received by October 16th in order to be delivered to November Club meetings. Members are eligible to receive 1 project resource at no charge.
  • Project Clubs- To join a project club, you can sign up online through the QR codes listed in their specific write-ups and you should make every effort to attend the informational meeting for the club.

Meet the Ascension 4-H Agents

Contact Mrs. Camille
Mrs. Camille is a lifelong 4-H member from Assumption Parish, where she still resides. Growing up, she was in a traditional 4-H program where showing livestock was her main project area. She has attended many 4-H competitions, camps, and was an active Jr. Leader. Before becoming a 4-H Agent, Mrs. Camille was an Agriculture teacher. Agriculture has always been a huge part of Mrs. Camille's life and has led her to where she is today. Mrs. Camille is married with 3 children and finally has 1 child old enough to join 4-H!

Mrs. Camille's role with Ascension 4-H mainly deals with middle and high school clubs. She is in charge of the Ascension 4-H livestock program and Jr. Leader project club.

Contact Mrs. Stephanie

Mrs. Stephanie was born and raised in Baton Rouge and she bleeds purple and gold. 4-H was not introduced to Mrs. Stephanie until she started attending LSU. As an Animal Science major she became very involved in the College of Agriculture activities and clubs and it’s through these opportunities that she learned about 4-H by volunteering at the state livestock show. The Block & Bridle club is where she met her now husband who is a sugarcane farmer in St. James Parish. Mrs. Stephanie lives in St. James Parish along with her husband and 3 children. She has two kids who are old enough to participate in 4-H!

Mrs. Stephanie's role with Ascension 4-H mainly deals with primary clubs. She is in charge of the monthly culinary contests and the Ascension 4-H shooting sports program.

Types of Membership

Types of Membership for 4-H'ers

There are 3 different types of membership offered to youth through the Ascension Parish 4-H program.

  • Cloverbud— An age appropriate, non-competitive experience for youth that targets children from kindergarten through third grade.
  • Club Membership— 4-H Club members must be 9 years of age before January 1 of the current club year and must not have passed their 19th birthday on January 1. 4-H clubs are groups of youth who meet monthly to learn, work on 4-H projects, perform community service, develop leadership skills and work together. Guided by one or more adult volunteers, a club can consist of six or more youth from a school, neighborhood or parish.
  • Member at Large— Participate in planned learning outside of a club setting. Self-directed with guidance and support of parents and mentors.

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