Wednesday, August 9

SU Ag Center’s 4-H LIFE CHILL visits Global Wildlife Center

SU Ag Center 4-H LIFE CHILL youth, caregivers and mentors toured the Global Wildlife Center in Folsom, La. on July 18, 2017. 

Baton Rouge, La. The Southern University Ag Center’s 4-H Living Interactive Family Education (LIFE) Mentoring Program and Changing How I Live Life (CHILL) group participated in a tour of the Global Wildlife Center in Folsom, La. on July 18, 2017.

A total of 28 participants – 18 youth along with 10 mentors, volunteers, SU Ag Center staff and caregivers - from East Baton Rouge and St. Landry Parishes attended the tour.

The youth were extremely excited and amazed to see and learn about so many exotic animals from all over the world. As an added bonus, the youth were able to feed the animals.

Many youth and caregivers stated they had never visited the Global Wildlife Center and were happy the 4-H LIFE team put the tour together.

The SU Ag Center's 4-H LIFE program seeks to rebuild broken family units who have been impacted by parental incarceration.  The 4-H National Mentoring project engages youth ages 5 to 17 in interactive family activities that include the incarcerated parent and the caregiver.  The program operates in both East Baton Rouge and St. Landry Parishes.

CHILL is a group mentoring session that brings mentors/mentees together each month to participate in fun activities that will develop and/or strengthen their relationships. 

The 4-H LIFE program is directed by Dr. Tiffany Franklin, Principal Investigator and Milissia John Baptiste-Cole, Co-Principal Investigator.

For additional information about this program or how to become a mentor, contact Dr. Franklin or Mrs. John Baptiste-Cole at 225-771-2242.

The SU Ag Center and the SU College of Agricultural, Family and Consumer Sciences together are called the Southern University Agricultural Land-Grant Campus.


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