West Bank Jr. Leaders

Staff reports

The Ascension Parish 4-H West Bank Jr. Leaders decorated cookies, painted ornaments and played concentration games during their first meeting at Lowery Middle School.

The club formed to increase middle and high school 4-H participation on Ascension’s West Bank.

A pilot program was implemented for the 2011-2012 at Lowery Middle School. The program will open to all 7th-12th grade 4-H members on the West Bank for the 2012-2013 school year.

Jr. Leaders is a service learning organization for youth in 7th-12th grades. Service learning is a teaching and learning strategy that integrates meaningful community service with instruction and reflection to enrich the learning experience, teach civic responsibility, and strengthen communities.

The club has exceptional support from Lowery Middle School administrative staff and teachers. The club is headed by Mauwella Dorsey and supported by Raquel Harris, Tolair Jones and Cynthia Romar.

4-H empowers youth to reach their full potential, working and learning in partnership with caring adults. For more information, call the Ascension 4-H office at 225.621.5799.