Navigating a New Normal: A Conversation with Wakulla 4-H and Apalachee Center’s Dr. Jay Reeve

Wakulla 4-H will partner with the Apalachee Center to host a Facebook Live panel discussion on Wednesday, May 6th at 11 am. The discussion will be streamed live on the Wakulla 4-H Facebook page. Participants will be able to have questions answered in real time.

Live Event on Facebook

The live event will feature Apalachee Center President and CEO Dr. Jay Reeve and 4-H Advisory Council board chair and Wakulla County Commissioner Quincee Messersmith. Commissioner Messersmith and Dr. Pienta will pose questions received in advance from 4-H parents and youth. During the event, Dr. Reeve will answer questions in advance and in the event comments. To send questions, families can send a message on the Wakulla 4-H Facebook page or send an email to Dr. Pienta at

A New Normal

Commissioner Messersmith explained the purpose of the event, “We knew it was important for Wakulla 4-H as an organization that serves youth and families to reach out to our members to have a conversation about the “new normal” that we are all experiencing. Once we began to plan how we would do that, we realized we wanted to make this event available to our whole community. Wakulla 4-H and the Apalachee Center have a track record for responding to our community in times of need. In the case of the coronavirus, our children and their families have been not been able to do the usual hands-on work.”

Coming Together

Dr. Pienta said, “4-H across the state has pivoted to move our programming online. Our members are missing being with their friends and the fun activities we usually do together. During this time, 4-H will continue to roll out virtual activities including camps and club meetings. In the meantime, we will find ways to come together. On May 6th, the conversation will focus on questions many of our families have about how to manage day-to-day life in this time of social distance. Events like this are one way we can come together as a 4-H community to support our neighbors.”


Posted: April 27, 2020

Category: 4-H & Youth, Clubs & Volunteers,
Tags: COVID 19, Families, Mental Health, Youth

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