Club Information

What is the 4-H club?

A 4-H club is a group of young people in your school or in your community who want to improve their heads, hearts, hands and health. Each 4-H club has its own officers. They are supervised by Extension agents and volunteer leaders. A leader may be anyone interested in helping young people. Volunteer leaders who supervise clubs are "organizational" leaders.

What 4-H does in Vernon Parish?

4-H in Vernon Parish is a part of a local, state, national and international youth program. It is one of the largest youth organizations in the United States.

4-H agents develop and execute educational programs and activities that provide youth the opportunity to develop such life skills as self esteem, community and citizen responsibility, decision making, organization and social interaction. They are assisted in this goal by staff members of the LSU AgCenter, and both parish and state Cooperative Extension Service offices. School leaders, volunteer parents and other lay leaders who share their time and talents in service to this youth organization in Vernon Parish are a very fundamental element in the success of 4-H in Vernon Parish.

The 4-H Slogan, "Learn By Doing," is accomplished through record keeping, work in project books, method demonstrations, contests, workshops, junior leader club activities, camps and monthly scheduled club meetings.

Vernon Parish has a very active Teen Leader Club. Current ongoing projects are collecting tabs for the Ronald McDonald House and raising funds for the American Cancer Society through Relay for Life.

What do 4-H members do?

"Learn by doing" is the 4-H club slogan. 4-H members don't just read about things; they do them. They make things. They take part in club meetings. They learn interesting new things. They learn to follow, and they learn to lead. They help their neighbors and their neighborhoods through club activities.

4-H Pledge

I pledge my HEAD to clearer thinking, my HEART to greater loyalty, my HANDS to larger service, and my HEALTH to better living, for my club, my community, my country, and my world.