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Lake Providence Levee Fest
The 4-H Junior Leader Club volunteered at the Lake Providence Levee Fest on May 14th in downtown Lake Providence. Thank you to Teen Leaders Kirsten Moore, Kayleigh Moore, Elisha McKrakin, Madison Martin, Laila Lucas, LaValonie Dukes, Kazarea Sanders, Ulaila Martin, J’Nya Powell, and Da’Niyah Newell for volunteering at this event.
4-H Summer Camp
Camping is one of the most valuable experiences a child can have. It’s a learning experience that can help children appreciate the outdoors, live together as a group, get along with others, and appreciate different interests and backgrounds. 4-H Summer Camp for East Carroll Parish was held from May 23rd-26th at Camp Grant Walker in Pollock, Louisiana. A special thank you to adults and youth for volunteering during their summer break: KarVan Powell, Jr., Westley Bowman, Jr., Tretavious Hill, and Elisha Lucas.
This past summer, seven East Carroll Parish 4-H’ers took part in 4-H U held at Louisiana State University. Congratulations to 4-H U delegates: Terry Douglas, Laila Lucas, Da’Niyah Newell, J’Nya Powell, Milton Ross, Taylor Walker, and Jaheem Williams.
Leadership and Health Retreat
The 4-H Junior Leaders and the Healthy Young People Empowerment (HYPE) teen leaders participated in a Teen Leadership and Health Retreat. Youth from East Carroll, Morehouse, and Tensas parishes spent the day at Chemin-A-Haut State Park in Morehouse Parish. The youth participated in educational break-out sessions, learned new skills, completed a community service project, and met new friends.
2022 State 4-H Fashion Board
Laila Lucas is a member of the 2022 State 4-H Fashion Board. As a member of the board, she will be presenting fashion workshops to youth in East Carroll and around the state along with coordinating the 2023 State Fashion Camp. Congratulations, Laila for representing East Carroll Parish!
4-H Marsh Maneuvers
East Carroll Parish campers had the opportunity to participate in Marsh Maneuvers in Intracoastal City, Louisiana. Marsh Maneuvers is a unique hands-on experience that allows youth to learn about the environment and Louisiana’s natural resources while making new friends and having fun! East Carroll delegates were Terry Douglas and Milton Ross.
Together We Can Mural
East Carroll 4-H Art Club members assisted with a mural in downtown Lake Providence under the guidance of Lake Providence native and artist Brandon Virgil, Sr.
2022 Louisiana Soul Food & Heritage Festival
A special thank you to Quartez Thomas, Laila Lucas, Da’Niyah Newell, and J’Nya Powell (not pictured) for volunteering at the Louisiana Soul Food & Heritage Festival by selling tickets for the annual scholarship program.
Mental Health Awareness is our state and parish service-learning focus for the 2022-2023 year. Opportunities will be offered for you to participate in our statewide focus. Let’s get busy making a difference in our community and state.
Regional Leadership Board allows teens from the Northeast region to work together using a youth-voice-led program to gain leadership and provide community service.
Applicants must be 14 years or older. Here’s what you can look forward to:
Ask your leader or Mrs. Powell for an application. Applications are due September 13th.
Help celebrate our 4-H program during National 4-H Week October 2-8, 2022. Be creative, be innovative, and do what you can to make a positive difference in your school and community. Show your pride by sponsoring school activities throughout the week and help get others to share the enthusiasm.
The 2022 NELA 4-H Volunteer Leader Forum will be held on October 18th from 8:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. at the River of Life Church in Winnsboro. The forum is open to both youth and adults. Lunch will be provided. Contact Mrs. Powell to register by Tuesday, October 4th.
Promote Breast Cancer Awareness
4-H is a positive youth development organization delivered through the LSU AgCenter. In 4-H, members complete hands-on projects in areas like health, science, agriculture, and citizenship in a positive environment where they can receive guidance from adult mentors and are encouraged to take on proactive leadership roles. Join 4-H today! The club with the highest percentage of enrollment will win an ice cream or cupcake party. The deadline to register is October 31st.
The Shooting Sports Camp will be held December 16-18 in Pollock at Grant Walker Educational Facility. The camp is geared toward 4-H youth ages 12-18 who are participating in advanced disciplines. Participants will choose one of the following: Advanced Shotgun (Trap, Skeet, and Sporting Clays), National Archery (Field, 3D, and FITA), and National Rifle (CMP, NRA 3P, and Silhouettes). Parents and coaches are welcome to attend but it is not mandatory. The cost will be $100 per youth/per parent/per coach. Deadline to pay is November 1st.
Grab your camera and get to shootin’! Deadline is November 11th.
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“Spice it Up with 4-H Fashion Camp” is the theme for the 2023 Fashion Camp to be held at Camp Grant Walker.