Rochelle Wilking, McGuire, Kayla
It’s often said, “It is better to develop a child than to mend an adult.” This, in a nutshell, is the main objective of the 4-H program.
In Louisiana, 4-H programs are administered through the Louisiana State University AgCenter and Southern University. 4-H is a dynamic non-formal education program primarily for youth between the ages of 9 and 19. While 4-H is cocurricular (meaning clubs can meet during the school day), it is also an out-of-school program.
Members learn life skills like planning, decision making and resource management through their project work. Club meetings are learning laboratories where members develop social skills, and improve their communication skills through club interaction. Members also develop positive attitudes about themselves and others, learn basic health and safety practices and acquire educational and vocational experiences. 4-Hers are challenged each year to set higher goals to become more knowledgeable about their projects and assume greater leadership responsibility within the club and the parish 4-H program. All of this does not happen at once, but develops gradually as members continue their involvement in the 4-H program.
Please watch the following video to see 4-H has something for everyone
The LSU AgCenter and the LSU College of Agriculture