January 2023 Jefferson Parish Clover Connection

MLK Day of Service 2023

Cheers with solid fillMLK Day is the only federal holiday that is recognized as a National Day of Service. We encourage all of our 4-H members and families to volunteer in your community this month to honor the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. You can support your community by collecting canned foods, donating clothes, or participating in a trash pickup in your neighborhood. To find volunteer opportunities, you can visit https://americorps.gov/join/find-volunteer-opportunity. If you need help finding the right volunteer opportunity for you or your family, please reach out to our offices.

4-H Photography Contest

Digital Camera Our Parish Photography Contest has been extended! We will now take submissions until February 5th. Each 4-H member can submit one photo for the contest. Hobbies such as photography are a great way to improve your mental health. For that reason, this year's theme is joy! Take a picture of something that makes you happy or captures the essence of joy. Please do not submit pictures of people or selfies. Participants can also type a brief description of why their photo fits the theme. Entries will be judged based on skill and creativity equally.

Open to 4th - 12th grade only. You can enter the contest by visiting https://bit.ly/3F6hlRl.

AgMagic on the River 2023

AgMagic on the River logo with 3 animals on a field. With text

Mark your calendars and join us at AgMagic on the River for this one-of-a-kind event at Docville Farm 5124 East St. Bernard Highway, Violet, LA. Docville Farm will be transformed this spring to show "AgMagic", which will take children and adults through a journey of Louisiana agriculture and economically beneficial commodities they use every day. The AgMagic on the River experience will be an interactive, visually stimulating environment that will link food and fiber products we use every day to the forests, field crops and livestock produced by Louisiana farmers, ranchers and forest landowners. This event will be open for families to attend on March 25, 2022. For more information, visit our website: https://bit.ly/3u9M3Ft

NPR Student Podcast Competition

Logo with the text Do you have a story you want to share? Have you and your group of friends ever considered making a podcast? You might be interested in NPR’s Student Podcast Competition. There are two catgories to participate in: a 5th – 8th grade category and a 9th – 12th grade category. Entries must be submitted by April 28th. Winners will have their podcast featured on NPR! For rules, visit NPR’s site at https://n.pr/3IjXUYF. The submission must be submitted by an educator, so please reach out to our office if you intend to participate!

Record Book Update

Cover of 4-H Record BookRecord-keeping is an important part of every 4-H educational project. Many awards, educational trips and college scholarships are given to club members on the basis of their records and project work. Records show your progress toward your goals. Keep this book from year to year and add to it. You may include up to three years of 4-H work. For a free, editable PDF of a record book, please visit: https://bit.ly/3X2nplk

4-H Mental Health Retreat for 6th – 8th Grade

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Join the Louisiana 4-H Citizenship Board on a top-secret mission to conquer your inner villains.Journey through the valleys and mountains of feelings- the highs of joy, the lows of sadness, the raging rivers of anger, and much more.You'll experience it all in the Louisiana 4-H Mental Health Retreat sponsored by the State 4-H Citizenship Board.

Registration will open February 13, 2023, on 4-H Online under the title - Mental Health Retreat - presented by the State 4-H Citizenship Board.

Two event options to choose from:

  • March 20, 2023 – Natchitoches, LA (10:00am-3:00pm) Lunch will be provided
  • April 5, 2023 – Port Allen, LA (10:00am-3:00pm) Lunch will be provided

Registration Fee - $15 per person - This fee must be submitted to complete registration.

Special Accommodations

If you require special accommodations due to a disability in order to participate in our activities, please notify the 4-H office @504-736-6519 at least 48 hrs. prior to the event.

**For overnight events and camps, please notify the 4-H Office at least 2 weeks in advance.


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