St. John the Baptist Parish Youth to Celebrate National 4-H Week October 2-8

Published 4:34 pm Monday, October 3, 2022

The anticipation is building for National 4-H Week, during which millions of youth, parents, volunteers, and alumni across the country will be celebrating everything 4-H. St. John 4-H will observe National 4-H Week this year by showcasing the incredible experiences that 4-H offers young people and highlighting the remarkable 4-H youth in our community who work each day to impact those around them positively.

The theme of this year’s National 4-H Week is #Opportunity4All, which highlights how

4-H offers access and equity for all young people for youth to find their passion and explore learning about that passion and what lies within it through hands-on learning experiences. The positive environment provided by 4-H mentors ensures that kids in every parish/county in the country  ̶  from urban neighborhoods to suburban schoolyards to rural farming communities  ̶  are encouraged to take on proactive leadership roles and are empowered with the skills to lead in life and career.

“4-H offers a wide array of opportunities for youth to grow, and in St. John Parish, I want to expand what we can offer to the youth in this parish,” said Xavier Bell, 4-H Agent – LSU AgCenter. To celebrate National 4-H Week, 4-H members, alumni, volunteers, and families are encouraged to participate in a social media challenge, which can be found below, to share the impact 4-H has had on their lives. Also, each school has been asked to participate in a display contest which allows them to show their 4-H pride around the school.

SOCIAL MEDIA CHALLENGE

  • Sunday, October 2 Service Sunday: How are you making a difference in your community? Conduct/participate in a service project.
  • Monday, October 3 – Marvelous Monday: Share why you think 4-H is so “marvelous.”
  • Tuesday, October 4 – Spark Tuesday: What is your spark, and how has 4-H helped you find your spark?
  • Wednesday, October 5 – Wear Green Wednesday: Wear your favorite 4-H or green shirt to show your 4-H Spirit.
  • Thursday, October 6 – Throwback Thursday: Share your favorite 4-H memory
  • Friday, October 7 – Favorite Project Friday: What 4-H project or event is your favorite?
  • Saturday, October 8 – Shoutout Saturday: Thank someone who supported you or currently supports you in 4-H.

Post your pictures on social media and tag St. John 4-H!

Parents and guardians can still get their children involved in 4-H in St. John Parish. Learn more about 4-H in St John Parish at www.lsuagcenter.com/stjohn4h or find us on Facebook.

Author contact information:

Xavier Bell

Assistant Extension Agent

4-H Youth Development – St. John the Baptish Parish

151 East 3rd St

P.O. Box 250

Edgard, LA 70049

Office:985-497- 3261

Cell: 601-870-0291

Email: xbell@agcenter.lsu.edu