4-H is a family affair for Blakenship siblings _lowres

Photo provided by Leanna Cupit -- Kaylee and Jordan Blankenship are a brother-sister duo from East Feliciana Parish who enjoy working side-by-side in the 4-H program. They also work with their younger siblings.

Leadership, responsibility and social skills are just some of the things learned through the 4-H program, said East Feliciana Parish 4-H Assistant Extension Agent Leanna Cupit.

It’s even better when members get to learn alongside their family, the agent said.

Kaylee and Jordan Blankenship are a brother-sister duo from East Feliciana Parish who take their relationship to another level working side-by-side in the 4-H program.

Kaylee, who is in the ninth grade, and Jordan, a 10th-grader, participate in the parish Home School 4-H Program along with three of their younger siblings. They have each been in 4-H for two years and both have served as 4-H Camp counselors and look forward to doing so again this year.

In 2014, Jordan attended 4-H University at LSU, and both he and Kaylee plan to attend the summer program for high school students this summer.

Jordan said he enjoys the learning and leadership opportunities afforded him through 4-H “and it’s a lot of fun.”

Kaylee said kids should join 4-H because there are so many things to learn.

“You can make new friends and participate in exciting activities,” she said.