Youth Voice is a major component of the 4-H program, in which youth are given the opportunity to express themselves openly to become actively involved in their growth. This is especially true during our annual State 4-H Junior Leadership Conference, a state-wide 4-H leadership conference that is planned BY youth FOR youth!
The Louisiana 4-H Executive Board members plan and implement an overnight state-wide youth leadership conference for 4-H’ers at least 14 years of age and older. Delegates (or participants) have the opportunity to participate in a track that most peaks their interest through a ranking process. The conference is held from a Friday through a Sunday in March at Camp Grant Walker. Delegates have the opportunity to enhance their leadership skills while meeting other 4-H’ers from throughout Louisiana and participating in a fun, youth-led conference.
Each parish is allowed to send 8 youth to this three-day, overnight conference, in addition to State Board members assigned to lead JLC. Therefore, please submit your application as soon as possible. (The school absentee policy for St. Charles Parish Public Schools is listed in the application. Please contact the 4-H Office if you have any questions regarding the absentee policy.)
4-H Jr. Leadership Conference (JLC) Details:
When: Friday, March 8, 2019 through Sunday, March 10, 2019
Where: Grant Walker Educational Center in Pollock, La.
Basic Cost: $70.00
(This is a non-refundable fee if members are selected to attend. In the event members are not selected to attend, the cost will be refunded. This basic cost covers the conference registration. Transportation is paid by the St. Charles 4-H Foundation, in which students will meet a Regional Charter bus at a designated location to be later revealed to selected participants.)
Application Deadline – November 16, 2018: Please submit your application and necessary forms along with your deposit to the St. Charles Parish 4-H Office as stated on the application. The following will be due by the specified deadline:
The LSU AgCenter and the LSU College of Agriculture