Louisiana 4-H Connects with Youth in Innovative Ways

April 02, 2020

4-H for All, Online

As COVID-19 closed schools and summer camps, the LSU AgCenter Louisiana 4-H Youth and Development program had to quickly adapt to connect with kids in their current schoolhouses—their homes. By translating a wealth of content into daily activities in the form of virtual recess and two months of virtual summer camp, 4-H agents in all 64 Louisiana parishes are keeping families active, learning, and entertained. From gardening, sewing, and cooking challenges to photography competitions, how to build a toothpick bridge, or do an experiment to check if your teeth are clean—and much more—the largest youth organization in Louisiana continues to thrive.

Harvey and Henry Prejean, 4-H members in Allen Parish

Harvey and Henry Prejean, 4-H members in Allen Parish, admire chicks they’re raising.

– Prejean family

“We have historically helped out in a time of crisis. Our 4-H agents are stepping up.”

Esther Boe, AgCenter 4-H coordinator