Community service is an important part in every youth 4-H career. It allows for them learn and experience civic responsibility, while helping others. Through community service projects 4-H members develop life skills in sharing, empathy, volunteering, being a responsible citizen, service learning, and others. The other great thing about community service – it can be fun!.
Through 4-H and your project community service is:
- helping those that may not be able to help themselves.
- making a difference in your community.
- something you can do as a club project or as an individual.
- teaching others how to better themselves.
Community Service is not helping out with daily chores, or family responsibilities!
Community Service Projects:
- one day 4-H is a community service effort for 4-H youth to identify, plan, and implement a community service project that serves the needs of their particular community and/or county. One day 4-H helps develop the core life skills of communication, responsible citizenship, contribution to group effort, teamwork, self-motivation, problem solving, service learning, planning/organizing, and social skills.
- Suggestions and ideas for community service projects
- Service Learning Opportunities: The Silver Lining Program and Texercise
- The Prudential Spirit of Community Awards: If you’ve made a difference through volunteering over the past year, you could win $1,000 and a fabulous trip to Washington, D.C. next May by applying for a Prudential Spirit of Community Award! Even more importantly, you could win recognition that might inspire other young people to follow your example. These prestigious awards, sponsored by Prudential Financial and NASSP, have honored nearly 100,000 middle and high school students at the local, state, and national level over the past 16 years solely for their volunteer work.