Community Service & Learning

Girls plantingThrough its pledge of “hands to larger service,” 4-H has historically given back to the community by encouraging young people and adults to volunteer. In 4-H, service is commonly defined as the voluntary action of an individual or a group of individuals without pay. Service to the community – through food drives, raking the yard of an elderly neighbor, adopt-a-highway programs, teens teaching younger youth, teens mentoring children or youth determining community needs and helping solve community problems – helps young people learn caring, leadership and citizenship.

Go to the 4-H community service & learning page to learn more.

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  • Tis’ the season for charity

    November 26, 2014 | Tracie Abram | Give time and hope to someone living in poverty instead of monetary donations.

  • That wasn’t the plan!

    November 24, 2014 | Scott Lakin | Making the most of changes in plans by turning them into even more successful learning lessons.

  • Hunt for the endangered Hine’s emerald dragonfly

    November 20, 2014 | Brandon Schroeder | Both in and out of school, Alcona youth partner in an innovative citizen science effort to track habitats of the federally endangered Hine’s Emerald dragonfly and the invasive species that threaten them.

  • Bioneers: Not your average conference!

    November 6, 2014 | Andy Northrop | 25th year celebration draws educators, activists, concerned citizens and communities from all over, but is still faced with challenges like the rest of them!

  • Biosecurity:  Principles of CHIP- part 6

    October 31, 2014 | Katie Ockert | Biosecurity related to 4-H projects has become a focal point for many fairs and expositions. Learn the CHIP method to easily make biosecurity a part of your routine!

  • Startup Weekend successes support green business development

    October 29, 2014 | Andy Northrop | A second installment of the successful Startup Weekend: Maker Edition

  • Biosecurity:  Principles of CHIP- Part 5

    October 29, 2014 | Katie Ockert | Biosecurity related to 4-H projects has become a focal point for many fairs and expositions. Learn the CHIP method to easily make biosecurity a part of your routine!

  • Biosecurity: Principles of CHIP – Part 4

    October 27, 2014 | Katie Ockert | Biosecurity related to 4-H projects has become a focal point for many fairs and expositions. Learn the CHIP method to easily make biosecurity a part of your routine!

  • Biosecurity: Principles of CHIP - part 3

    October 24, 2014 | Katie Ockert | Biosecurity related to 4-H projects has become a focal point for many fairs and expositions. Learn the CHIP method to easily make biosecurity a part of your routine!

  • Migrating monarchs across our Great Lakes coastlines

    October 24, 2014 | Brandon Schroeder | Of the great migrations that take place across the world, one of the more spectacular may be that of the monarch butterfly as they travel along our Great Lakes coastlines.

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