Americans are increasingly disengaged from the democratic process.
Research suggests youth programs that provide opportunities for meaningful community service result in more civic engagement.
The Louisiana 4-H Youth Development Program offers youth opportunities to express themselves, understand community issues and practice active citizenship. Through seven focus areas, youth are actively engaged to develop character. These areas include:
Citizenship initiatives are implemented through a variety of 4-H programs. Examples include:
This year Louisiana 4-H added multiple opportunities to participate in various days of service, enabling youth and adults to make a greater impact.
Madison Parish 4-H Agent Trey Newsome is actively working to combat unhealthy habits in northeast Louisiana through education.