The Louisiana 4-H Youth Development Program offers a variety of ways for youth to be involved in the program. The variety of way that youth can be involved include:
Clubs are organized groups of 4-H members led by trained adults that have planned programming and usually meet throughout the year. Clubs are offered in school and community settings.
Camping provides creative, recreational, and educational opportunities in outdoor living situations away from home.Camping exposes youth to new interests, requires heightened responsibility, develops social interactions, encourages citizenship, and provides fun activities which enrich ongoing 4-H club programs. Open to 4-H Club members and non 4-H club members
School enrichment is short-term programming which occurs during school hours and utilizes non-formal education in support of the school curriculum.
Special Interest Programs are short-term experiences that enhance the participant’s knowledge and skill in a single subject matter area, and encourages expanded involvement in 4-H.
4-H after school programs differ from after school clubs in that they may be run in conjunction with other youth serving groups such as the Y or Boys and Girls Clubs.
These programs are designed to improve the dietary practices of youth from families with limited resources.A minimum of 6 hours of training in making healthy food choices is provided for pre-K through 19-year old students by trained staff and volunteers.
Individual Study is primarily for those youth who are geographically isolated from others or who learn better alone.4-H curricula are the basis for home study, self-study, mentoring or shadowing with “experts”, and provides the whole family a chance to learn together.