Wednesday, September 4

SU Ag Center Trains youth to be Ambassadors for Healthy Living at SARDI

Baton Rouge, La. – Nearly 40 youth were trained as Ambassadors for Healthy Living on Saturday, August 24, 2019 at the Southern Agriculture and Rural Development Institute (SARDI) in Opelousas, La. As 4-H Ambassadors for Healthy Living, youth participants will help to guide their peers and communities, into living healthier lifestyles through nutrition, physical fitness, and public policy. 

Workshops offered during the training included:

  • Wild about Leadership – Knowing your leadership style will help you learn about collaborating for yourself, others and your community.
  • Navigating the Jungle – Learn how to empower youth through the use of the HYPE Project Phase: Think, Learn, Act, Share and Evaluate.
  • Elephant Communications – Learn basic communication skills that you need to know to be an effective local/state 4-H Healthy Living Ambassador. This workshop will include making quality video clips to market your 4-H program.

Youth participants represented local schools in East Baton Rouge, Orleans, St. Landry, St. Helena, and Tangipahoa Parishes.

For more information on becoming a 4-H member or becoming an Ambassador for Healthy Living, contact Kayla Fontenot in St. Landry Parish at  337.943.2410, Chelsea Hammond in Orleans Parish at 504.658.2900, or Nicolette Gordon in Tangipahoa Parish 985.748.9381.


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