Prairie View A&M University Cooperative Extension adds Brazos County 4-H, youth agent

COLLEGE STATION – Prairie View A&M University Cooperative Extension Program has hired Arvitta Scott as the program’s first 4-H and youth development agent in Brazos County.

Scott will work with her colleagues at the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service Brazos County office.

A native of Longview, Scott received her associate degree at Kilgore College, and two bachelor of science degrees and two master’s degrees from Prairie View A&M University.

Arvitta Scott (Photo courtesy of Prairie View A&M Cooperative Extension)

Arvitta Scott (Photo courtesy of Prairie View A&M Cooperative Extension)

“I have a passion for working with youth and young adults,” Scott said. “I believe my ability to reach young people is a gift. I am grateful for the various opportunities given to help change the lives of many young people in the state of Texas.”

Scott has served in various educational positions including as a physical education and health teacher and girls’ basketball /track coach for Klein Forest High School, a preschool teacher at Northland Christian Elementary, teacher at Christian Tabernacle Elementary, 21st Century afterschool coordinator at A.G. Hilliard Elementary and school improvement coordinator at Richard Milburn Academy.

She said 4-H gives youth an opportunity to pursue their own interests – from photography to computers, from building rockets to raising sheep. Scott plans to lead the young people she works with in Brazos County to camp and to state and national conferences.

“Our youth will learn to be leaders and productive citizens. The 4-H program is a great opportunity for young people in grades third through 12th,” Scott said.  “Our programs are structured and play a vital role in developing and helping our youth achieve future life successes.

“I believe that everyone can be empowered, educated and engaged to excel holistically,” Scott said. “Failure is not an option, and excelling is obtainable no matter what an individual’s struggle may be.”

Scott can be contacted at alscott@pvamu.edu for more information.

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