April 2024 - 4-H Youth Development Newsletter

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Upcoming Events


1: Horse Possession Date
10: Jr. Leader and 4-H University Interest Meetings
20: 4-H STEM Event
30: 4-H Achievement Day


8: Jr. Leader and 4-H University
Participant Meetings
14: 4-H Regional Culinary Arts Contest


18-21: 4-H University
25-26: District 4-H Horse Show


8-11: 4-H Camp
9-12: State 4-H Horse Show
29-Aug. 1: LOST Camp

*Read newsletter for other important dates and 4-H opportunities.

We would like to thank our continued partners of the St. Charles Parish 4-H Youth Development Program:

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Stay Updated With St. Charles Parish 4-H News

This year St. Charles Parish 4-H is providing several venues for 4-H members and families to stay updated with 4-H News.

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St. Charles Parish LSU AgCenter Website
Visit this page and click on the 4-H tab for articles and updates including 4-H newsletters, contests, and upcoming opportunities.

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St. Charles 4-H Facebook Page
Like or Follow this page for daily posts, updates, and resources.

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St. Charles 4-H Instagram
Follow us on Instagram for highlights and announcements.

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Many school clubs will use Google Classroom to communicate with their 4-H’ers. See your 4-H club leader for information on how to access their communication tools.

Achieve with 4-H All Year!

Carona Strawberry FarmCongratulations, 4-H’ers, for participating in all that 4-H has to offer. Don’t forget. The opportunities in 4-H last all year long! 4-H Camp, LOST Camp, 4-H Achievement Day, and 4-H University are just around the corner. Also, thank you to our 4-H volunteers who have helped to make this year a success. We look forward to seeing everyone in our 4-H family throughout the summer!

-Dr. Kali Zammit
St. Charles Parish 4-H Agent
*Pictured with Mr. Dale Carona of Carona Farms and Mr. Xavier Bell, St. John 4-H Agent

Apply to Join a Louisiana 4-H State Board

The Louisiana 4-H Leadership Board application process is now open. Applicants must be enrolled in 9th to 12th grade during the 2024-2025 school year. Applications are due by 11:30 p.m. on May 1, 2024. Late applications will not be accepted. For more information or to apply, visit the Louisiana 4-H Leadership Board Website or contact your 4-H Agent, Dr. Kali Zammit, at kzammit@agcenter.lsu.edu. Louisiana 4-H currently offers the following leadership board opportunities on a state level:

4-H State Leadership Boards:

4-H State Leadership BoardsCitizenship Board
Executive Board
Fashion Board
Food and Fitness Board
STEM Board
Shooting Sports Board

4-H State Ambassador Opportunities:

4-H State Ambassadors

Equine Ambassador
Livestock Ambassador
Wetland Ambassador

See 4-H Agent for information. Applications due same date and time as Leadership Boards.

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St. Charles Parish 4-H News

4-H Achievement Day

This year 4-H Achievement Day will be held by invitation only on April 30, 2024, as an evening program. Members invited to attend 4-H Achievement Day will receive an email (using the email address on file in the 4-H Online system) with details regarding the event. A list of eligible members will also be posted on each school 4-H club’s Google Classroom. Invitations are based on participation in parish 4-H contests and events during this school year. Congratulations to all 4-H’ers for your achievement and progress this year!

4-H Camp and LOST Camp

We are currently in the process of reviewing and approving applications for 4-H Camp (for current 4th – 6th grade 4-H members) and 4-H LOST Camp (for current 7th – 8th grade 4-H members). For those members who are selected to attend 4-H Camp or 4-H LOST Camp for St. Charles Parish, they will receive an email with additional information in the near future. If you are interested in attending 4-H Camp (July 8-11, 2024) or 4-H LOST (Louisiana Outdoor Science and Technology) Camp (July 29, 2024, through August 1, 2024) and have not already applied to attend, please contact the LSU AgCenter Office at 985-785-4473 for an application. As spots fill, we will process applications on a waiting list as space becomes available on a first-come, first-serve basis.

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4-H University

4-H University is an experience like no other, where you get the opportunity to live college life before college age – living in college dorms, competing in state contests to win trips, going to hands-on classes, hanging out with friends, and much more! This year, 4-H University will be held from June 18 – 21, 2024. To learn more about the 4-H University experience, visit the Louisiana 4-H University website.

4-H University is open to current 8th – 12th grade 4-H members. If you are interested in learning more, we will have a 4-H University Informational Meeting on Wednesday, April 10, 2024, from 6:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m. at the St. Charles Parish LSU AgCenter Office located at 453 Spruce Street in Norco, La. If you are eligible and interested in participating in 4-H University but are unable to attend the Informational Meeting, contact your 4-H Agent, Dr. Kali Zammit, at kzammit@agcenter.lsu.edu or 985-785-4473 to receive more information.

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