September 2012 Terrebonne 4-H News

Ashly Pitre, Roger, Cherie  |  9/5/2012 11:14:24 PM

4-H Gears up for a Fun Filled Year! Join 4-H Today!

4-H is more than a club; it is a way of life. 4-H is the largest youth education organization in the United States, with more than 5.6 million youth between the ages of 9 and 19 involved each year. Louisiana has more than 240,000 active 4-H Club members. 4-H programs provide exciting and fulfilling opportunities for youth to use their talents, create unique experiences and explore their interests.

Here are 10 reasons why young people join 4-H:

  1. To develop skills to succeed in the workplace.
  2. To improve goal-setting and decision-making skills.
  3. To become a school or community leader.
  4. To discover how our government works.
  5. To learn to care for and protect the environment.
  6. To have lots of fun while learning by doing.
  7. To get to attend overnight camps like 4-H Camp and 4-H University.
  8. To make lasting friendships.
  9. To develop talents and skills that will benefit them throughout life.
  10. To help solve issues and problems facing youth today.

All this and more is possible in 4-H. Young people from all walks of life take in 4-H through school and community clubs, special interest groups, after-school programs, camps and other activities.

For more information on how to join a 4-H club in your parish, contact your school and ask for the 4-H leader. Also, youth should be on the lookout for an open enrollment meeting at their school during the month of September.

4-H Livestock Projects

Please contact Ashly Pitre at 985-873-6495 if you are interested in showing livestock in 4-H during this school year. It is important that we have your name, address and email address so you can receive information on upcoming events.

4-H members should be enrolled in a 4-H livestock project by Sept. 28, 2012.

Are you Joining the Revolution of Responsibility?

What is the 4-H Revolution of Responsibility?

It’s a movement for positive change in every community in America. 4-H youth are a living breathing, culture-changing revolution for doing the right thing, breaking through obstacles and pushing our country forward by making a measurable difference right where they live. That takes uncommon commitment. The revolution of responsibility comes to life everyday through real 4-H'ers who are making a real impact in their communities. Whether you’re a 4-H educator, volunteer or member, we want you to “Join the Revolution of Responsibility." Begin your revolution by promoting 4-H at your school and throughout Terrebonne Parish.

Parish Wide Activities for National 4-H Week:

4-H Displays—School clubs work on 4-H Displays to place in the front of school to promote National 4-H Week. Pictures of displays should be e-mailed to the 4-H office By Sept. 28, 2012. The winning club will receive an ice cream party.

  • Monday, Oct. 8, 2012—Tie Terrebonne Parish Green—Tie green ribbons or bows on car antennas, at home, schools or businesses, on mail boxes, etc.
  • Tuesday, Oct. 9, 2012—Make announcements over PA system promoting 4-H.
  • Wednesday, Oct. 10, 2012—Participate in the “4-H Amazing Race” - at the Court House Square (5:00 p.m.-6:00 p.m.). Please call the 4-H Office at 873-6495 to register.
  • Thursday, Oct. 11, 2012—Make green treats for school staff promoting 4-H week.
  • Friday, Oct. 12, 2012—Wear Green— If your school allows, wear as much green as you can to end National 4-H Week.

4-H 5K: Clover Race

This year, 4-H will host its first ever 5K race on Oct. 6, 2012 to kick off national 4-H Week. The race will begin at 8 a.m. with a youth fun run followed by the 5K starting at 8:30 a.m. All who preregister will receive a t-shirt. Flyers can be obtained by visiting the Terrebonne website. They can also be found by visiting Split Second LLC.

For more information, please contact the 4-H office at 985-873-6495.

Upcoming events:

All through September - Open Enrollment Meetings at the Schools

September 18, 2012 - Junior Leader Meeting- Houma Municipal
September 26, 2012 - 4-H Officer Training- Houma Municipal
September 28, 2012 - Deadline to Enroll for a Livestock Project.
September 29, 2012 - 4-H Night with the LSU Tigers
October 7- 13, 2012 - National 4-H Week
October 6, 2012 - 4-H Clover Race
October 10, 2012 - 4-H Amazing Race
October 20, 2012 - Seafood Cookery

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