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.