National 4-H Service Campaign
- 4-H True Leaders in Service is a national 4-H service campaign during April 2018.
- Your club can register a volunteer event that will happen any day, April 1 to 30!
- Or plan a volunteer event for the National 4-H Day of Service, Saturday, April 28!
- Click on link above for event registration, toolkit, and media resources!
- Roll up your sleeves and put the pledge into action with 4-Hers around the country!
Looking for project ideas for your 4-H club? Try one of these service-learning ideas or develop a project on your own!
- Service-learning ideas from A to Z!
Ideas for service-learning with any 4-H project area.
- Camo coolers
Make cooling neck rings for our military serving in extreme heat areas.
- Carry on suitcases
Fill suitcases with personal care items to assist local battered women's shelters or other assistance organizations.
- Feeding communities (hunger and food security)
4-Hers of all ages can start or do something that contributes to hunger awareness, hunger relief, or food security in their communities.
- Letter writing kits
Create decorative shoe boxes filled with stationary items for children of offenders to write letters to their incarcerated parent.
- Make-a-Wish scrapbooks
Make scrapbooks for the children granted wishes through the Make-A-Wish Foundation.
- Weighted blankets
Apply 4-H sewing project skills while learning about children with special needs. Make weighted blankets or vests for children with autism.
- Community service-learning grants
4-H groups can apply for up to $1,000 grants to support their community service-learning projects, from Crader Distributing and Stihldealers.com, and DuPont Pioneer. Open deadline.
- Building Our American Communities (BOAC) grants
4-H clubs can apply for $500 grants for facilities, grounds, or building improvements, from Missouri Department of Agriculture. Deadline August 1.
- Shaping Rural Missouri grants
4-H clubs can apply for $500 grants for projects with tangible value where results can be seen or touched, from FCS Financial. Deadline April 1.
- Youth Summit mini-grants
Missouri Youth Civic Leaders Summit teams can receive $200 mini-grants to carry out service-learning projects planned at YCLS, from Monsanto. Deadline May 15.
- Club service recognition
Clubs completing the LG760 Youth Service to Communities form receive a certificate for their summary of service activities and percentage of club participation.
- Census of service-learning
By the numbers, Missouri 4-Hers make a tremendous difference in their communities each year through service. This report summarizes the impact!
- Power of YOUth
National 4-H newsletter featuring how youth and and adults are making a positive impact in their rural communities