Community Service & Learning
Through 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.
March 25, 2015 | Michelle Neff | Michigan is part of a six-state, federally-funded research project called Voices for Food. This article explores how the youth perspective is included in this grant.
February 27, 2015 | Laurie Rivetto | Teens can teach youth financial literacy concepts during April’s Money Smart Week.
February 25, 2015 | Dixie Sandborn | April 22, 2015, marks the 45th anniversary of Earth Day, a day to promote awareness about air and water pollution in your community.
February 25, 2015 | Katie Ockert | Cloverbud programs should include activity based experiences and be cooperative learning centered.
February 23, 2015 | Connie Lange | Community service programs within 4-H impact both the receiver and the giver of service.
February 23, 2015 | Christine Heverly | Do all social media tools overwhelm you? Learn why its important and quick tips to help make it easy.
February 19, 2015 | Julie Thelen | Wool, meat and milk are celebrated in February for National Lamb Month.
February 19, 2015 | Frank Cox | Discover a few ideas for students after they are awarded a scholarship.
February 13, 2015 | Jan Brinn | Introduce youth to robotics before high school creating future engineers with fun hands on activities.
HOT TOPIC4-H Capitol Experience: Engaging youth in democracy now, so they stay engaged in the future
February 12, 2015 | Makena Schultz | 4-H Capitol Experience allows youth to interact with state Senators and Representatives, learning from relevant community stakeholder groups and lobbyists and other activities designed as a way to see state government in action.
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Date: Apr 8, 2015
Location: Bay County Building, 515 Center Avenue Suite G-102, Bay City, MI 48708
Date: Apr 18, 2015
Location: Genesee County Michigan State University Extension 605 N. Saginaw, Suite 1-A Flint, MI 48502
Date: Jun 24, 2015 - Jun 26, 2015
Location: Michigan State University Campus, East Lansing, MI 48824
- Identifying Your Skill Set
- Junior Citizen Planner Curriculum
- Leadership & Civic Engagement Workgroup Flyer
- Partner with Youth to Make a Difference in Communities!
- Ready to Go: Mentor Training Toolkit (4H1642PDF)
- State and national 4-H websites
- The Seven Steps to a Great Thank-You Note
- Windows on Asian Culture