About 4-H

In 4-H, we believe in the power of young people. We see that every child has valuable strengths and real influence to improve the world around us. Our program provides experiences where young people learn by doing. For more than 100 years, 4-H has welcomed young people of all beliefs and background, giving kids a voice to express who they are and how they make their lives and communities better.

In 4-H programs, kids and teens complete hands-on projects in areas like health, science, agriculture and civic engagements in a positive environment where they receive guidance from adult mentors and are encouraged to take on proactive leadership roles. Youth experience 4-H in every parish in school and after school programs, school and community clubs and 4-H camps.

How can I participate in 4-H?

Youth can participate beginning in fourth grade until twelfth grade. Because of our diverse age range, 4-H has lots of opportunities and experiences for all ages of youth to participate in.

  • Cloverbud Program is for kids in grades Kindergarten to 3rd grades. Cloverbuds is designed to allow younger youth to participate in age appropriate, non-competitive experiences through 4-H. Contact Evangeline Parish 4-H office to see if your school offers cloverbuds. Not all schools may offer Cloverbud program to all grade levels.
  • 4-H Club membership are groups of of young people who meet monthly to learn about a particular subject, work on a project, perform community service, develop leadership skills and work together. Guided by one or more adult volunteer, a club can have any number of members from a school, a neighborhood, or parish.
  • Independent 4-H members participate in planned learning outside of a club setting which is self-directed with leadership and support from parents and/or mentors.

If you would like more information about the Evangeline Parish 4-H program please call our office at 337-363-5646 and our staff will be happy to answer any questions you may have.

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