This is an important part of what 4-H stands for: helping others in our club, community, country and world. SLP Brochure
Both current dog project members and alumni have performed some amazing community service, from taking their dogs to senior centers for visits, to beautifying the dog barn, to donating time at the Salvation Army, to helping out members of other dog clubs. We have an amazing bunch of future leaders, and we want to see this giving spirit continue!
WHAT IS IT?
• A way to provide opportunities to give back to the community
• A way to track the service learning our dog project members provide
• A venue to honor the work our members do for the community
• A way to earn ribbons and financial rewards, based on reaching different award levels
• A way to develop leadership & public speaking skills
HOW IT WORKS:
Whatever service learning project you choose, remember that there can be NO financial compensation gained by either you, your 4-H club, church or school for performing the community service.
Here are some ideas:
• Assist a neighbor or family friend who is in need
• Assist a local, state, national or international charity organization either as an individual or as part of a group (4-H club, church group, school, etc)
• Clean up a public area (park, stream, etc) as an individual or as part of a group
• For older members who are doing their Senior Project, tying in service learning with it can qualify, on a case by case basis
These are just a few ideas; if you have other ideas, we’d love to hear them!