- 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.
- The 2015-16 Texas 4-H Council has selected Eli’s Fund as this year’s community service project. From now through Texas 4-H Roundup, we encourage your counties to support this effort. The Moore family of Corpus Christi, TX has provided a $5,000 Challenge Award donation to the Texas 4-H Foundation which will be awarded to the top three counties raising funds. The award will be disbursed in the amount of $2500, $1500, and $1000 respectively.
More about Eli’s Fund:
Eli, a bomb-sniffing military working dog was assigned to US Lance Cpl. Colton Rusk. In December, 2010, Lance Cpl. Rusk was killed by sniper fire in Afghanistan. Eli, ever faithful to his handler was left depressed and alone. He would not leave Lance Cpl. Rusk’s cot at the base for several weeks. In February 2011 Lance Cpl. Rusk’s family in South Texas was allowed to adopt Eli. The Texas Veterinary Medical Foundation (College of Veterinary Medicine, CVM) has pledged to cover all of Eli’s veterinary care for the rest of his life. The CVM established Eli’s Fund as a source of financial support for active duty service men and women, medically retired veterans’ service animals and retired military animals.
Donation are being made directly to the already established fund at the Texas A&M Foundation. Make sure those donating denote #Texas4h and their county information in the Additional Comments or Instructions.