VLA Mentoring Program - Main page

"Mentoring is an effective means for an experienced individual to help an inexperienced individual develop, progress and master, which ensures their success and the beneficial empowerment for them and others to follow. An unknown author said, "Tell me and I forget, show me and I remember, involve me and I understand." Jaye Guerin, West Baton Rouge Parish

Welcome from the VLA Mentoring Program

Welcome to the VLA Mentoring Program, an effort of the Louisiana 4-H Volunteer Leaders Association. It is amazing to think how far 4-H has come over the past 100 years with its humble beginnings as “The Tomato Club” or the “Corn Growing Club”.

Volunteers have been an essential part of the 4-H program and have had a profound impact on the life trajectory of 4-H members. Representing all ages, from college students to seasoned professionals and retirees, volunteers come with diverse backgrounds and experiences.

Through this program, Louisiana 4-H volunteers are willing to share their wisdom and enthusiasm with the next group of leaders to ensure successful Louisiana 4-H Youth Development programs for many years to come. We are excited to offer this mentoring opportunity.

  • Program Introduction - For more information concerning program qualifications and enrollment, click here.

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meet the contributors

Committee Chair

Jaye Guerin

Master Volunteer & Extension Staff

West Baton Rouge Parish

Committee Co-Chair

Ann Keene

LA4-HVLA Founding Member

Madison Parish


Ruby Miller

Retired 4-H Agent & Volunteer

Calcasieu Parish

Debra Thrower

Master Volunteer

Lafayette Parish

Angie Fusilier

LA4-HVLA Lifetime Member

Evangeline Parish

Tina Guillory

Retired 4-H Agent & Volunteer

Evangeline Parish

Kemberly Johnson

4-H Agent

Vernon Parish

Dr. Janet Fox

Louisiana 4-H Department Head