Programs in youth development
give young people a chance to learn new skills, gain self-confidence and
contribute to their communities. SUARECís youth development endeavors are aimed
toward preparing youth to meet the challenges of childhood, adolescence and
adulthood, by providing continuous strategic education experiences that enhance
life skills and develop social, emotional, physical and mental strengths.
Louisianaís youth face many
influences that impact their decision making skills including: drugs, alcohol and
peer pressure, and other problematic issues that can influence their life
outcomes. Youth Development programs at SUAREC collaborate with schools and
communities to deliver leadership and educational skills to encourage youth to
make healthy lifestyle choices in order to maximize their potential.
SUARECís youth programs focus on:
- Life skills development
- Agriculture career exploration
- Decision making
- Financial planning
- Team building
- Community service
- Critical thinking
These activities help prepare
young people to meet and excel in competitive environments. Furthermore, our
efforts inspire many of our youth participants to discover and pursue academic
discipline and careers in agricultural related fields.
Ongoing youth programs/ activities include :
YES After School Program
Annual Back-to-School Summit
Annual Southern University Ag Center Youth Expo
For more information please
contact the youth development specialist at 225-771-5184.