Youth Lab 2014, “Mission C. I. A.”
Youth lab 2014 was a success and a fun experience for students, faculty, and everyone involved. Youth lab kicked off on Tuesday July 15th. The students arrived from 11 different counties in Texas. Youth Lab is an annual 3-day camp for young students from ages 12-17 in which the students reside on PVAMU’s campus for 3 days and 2 nights and learn and develop leadership skills and become more familiar with Agriculture.
On the first day, the students participated in tactical skills training in outdoor exploration. There were different stations at which they learned skills such as archery, roping, and fishing. They were also able to tour the campus farm and pet the kid goats. In the evening, the students worked on team building activities and went on a tour of the entire PVAMU campus.
The next day the students were divided into groups based on their area of interests. The areas of interests included, plant systems, agribusiness systems, agriculture communication, food products and processing systems, environmental services systems, Biotechnology, Power structural and technical systems.
Students that participated in the Agriculture Communication workshop were able to create a marketing campaign for an agricultural product. They developed social media and technological marketing strategies and produced a 30-60 second commercial that was written and dramatized by the students.
Youth lab 2014 was filled with plenty of exciting activities and interesting informative seminars that kept students busy for all 3 days.
By Jakari Bates
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