SU Ag Center receives 4th-year funding for 4-H LIFE program
- 10/31/2013 -
The Southern University Ag Center has received funding to replicate the
4-H LIFE Continuation-Only project, engaging 50 youth, the incarcerated
parent, and the caregiver at the St. Landry and at East Baton Rouge
Parish Prisons. The National 4-H Council has issued a letter of intent
October 31, 2013, to award a grant in the amount of $71,425.28 under the
4-H National Mentoring Program -- OJJDP Award 2013-JU-FX-0022 -- to Southern University.
The SU Ag Center has been conducting the 4-H LIFE program in East Baton Rouge and St. Landry Parishes since 2010. Over the past three years, Louisiana's 4-H LIFE Project has reached more than 800 individuals, including youth (ages 8-17), inmates, and caregivers. Beginning February 2014, the age range for qualifying youth participation will be 5-17 years old.