Baton Rouge, LA - The Southern University Agricultural Research and Extension Center’s 4-H LIFE Program is currently recruiting volunteer mentors for this award-winning program. The 4-H LIFE is a family strengthening program that provides youth with learning opportunities inside correctional centers where their parents reside, as well as in the community where the youth and caregivers live.
Volunteer responsibilities include: Co-teaching research-based parenting classes with another trained volunteer; Assisting incarcerated parents and Extension staff plan and implement fun 4-H activities during monthly family visits held inside the correctional center visiting room; and Serving as a caring, 4-H mentor to the youth in the community where he/she lives.
Qualifications: Sincere desire to serve as a positive, long-term mentor to children of offenders; Willingness to attend land grant Extension 4-H Volunteer Orientation and trainings.
Benefits: Research-based training provided at no cost; Volunteer in Corrections training given by the Department of Corrections at no cost; and a Rewarding life experience in working with underserved youth in your community.
For additional information, contact: Tiffany Franklin, Project CoordinatorSouthern University Agricultural Research and Extension Center
4-H LIFE ProgramPh. 225-771-2775
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