A local group is inviting students to become part of their service organization.
Clover Nation Participation (CNP) is an organized 4-H club that welcomes public, private and homeschool students. Kristena Wroblewski, leader of the Members-at-Large group, said the group was developed to meet the needs of more students interested in being part of 4-H.
“We are opening our door so everyone will have a chance to participate in a 4-H program,” she said.
4-H members participate in fun, hands-on activities that promote a sense of belonging in a group of peers. Because the group does not meet during school hours, Wroblewski said they are able to include more students without sacrificing another school activity.
“My club offers something for everyone to do all year long,” she said. “In helping our community, we are helping each other and learning how to build a better tomorrow for everyone.”
CNP members are actively involved in the community, participating in several charitable events throughout the year. In the past, the group has participated in Toys for Tots, Coats for Kids, food drives for the local food bank and also collected school supplies.
Wroblewski also wants to convey the fact that 4-H is more than showing livestock. Other activities include photography, fashion, robotics, woodworking, aerospace, citizenship and healthy living.
During the year, 4-H members compete in shows and contests, build birdhouses, host fundraisers and put on a talent show. 4-H members can qualify to compete at the state, regional or national levels and also attend state and national conference events.
Wroblewski said students have the potential for earning college scholarships.
“Being in 4-H can set a child’s future in many ways,” she said. “We provide the tools and the guidelines that these youth need to succeed and to help them make better choices in life.”
In the future, Wroblewski hopes to see the group grow in numbers and for the group to continue giving back to the community.
“I hope become even more active than we already are,” she said. “We want to help as many people as we can. Our goals are not only to work at make life better in our communities but to have FUN & make friends while we’re doing this.”
Clover Nation Participation will meet at 6 p.m. on Thursday, Dec. 11, at the Shady Grove Recreation Center, located on Wayne Avenue in Bossier. Students in 4th through 12th grade are eligible to join.
For more info, contact Kristena Wroblewski at 318-210-7158 or VERYCOOL3PROS@aol.com. There is also a Facebook page (4-H CNP Clover Nation Participation) set up with information on upcoming events and club announcements.