DAFVM Spotlight Employee: Regina Boykins
Regina Boykins enjoys helping people.
“I really love that I have the opportunity to encourage people and help them change their lives for the better by giving them the information and resources they need,” said Boykins, an Extension agent in the Humphreys County office.
Youth and adults benefit from her work in 4-H, family consumer science and community resource development.
She manages several 4-H community clubs, summer day camps, afterschool activities, special interest programs and volunteer trainings. Boykins said working with youth can be difficult at times but is the most rewarding part of the job.
“I had a young lady in 4-H who was quite a challenge, but she later came to me and told me what a difference I’d made in her life,” she said. “That was great. I was so proud of her.”
Boykins coordinates several events to promote healthy lifestyles and strong finances, including the Healthy, Wealthy and Wise financial program for adults, the Real World financial life skills activity for high school students, and the Body Walk exhibit for elementary schools.
She works closely with the Humphreys County Health Network and the Belzoni Health Council to meet other health needs in the county.
“We meet monthly to discuss health-related issues in the community and collaborate to promote healthier lifestyles in our communities,” Boykins said. “Together we host numerous health fairs and coordinate the Community Health and Fitness Day. We also are working to get our community garden started again.”
When she’s not working, Boykins enjoys traveling, writing and putting together jigsaw puzzles.
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