Americans are increasingly disengaged from the democratic process.
Research suggests youth programs that provide opportunities for meaningful community service result in more civic engagement.
The Louisiana 4-H Youth Development Program offers youth opportunities to express themselves, understand community issues and practice active citizenship. Through seven focus areas, youth are actively engaged to develop character. These areas include:
Citizenship initiatives are implemented through a variety of 4-H programs. Examples include:
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“Hands to larger service” is an integral part of the 4-H experience. The State 4-H Citizenship Board is a group of teen leaders working to promote service and citizenship across Louisiana.
The Caddo 4-H program was really busy this year with multiple service-learning projects that included nursing home visits, preparing military care packages and holding recycling drives.
Iberia Parish Junior Leader members collected pet food to be donated at every meeting during the 2011-2012 school year! Check out just how much they raised!
Check out this video to see what 4-H members are doing in Rapides Parish!
Grant 4-H donated Christmas wreaths to residents at Colfax Reunion Nursing and Rehabilitation Center.
4-H'ers in Madison and Webster parishes, as well as the State 4-H Fashion Board, are "Making the Best Better" by spending time mentoring and supporting youth in their communities.
The Cameron Parish 4-H Jr. Leader group is a teen group that focuses on leadership development and service. The group involves youth from throughout the parish and all parish high schools. The Cameron 4-H program always includes an environmental program through both educational and service efforts.
It is important for youth to have the voice when it comes to service-learning. To learn more...
You'll find the Service-Learning Preparation and Planning Sheet invaluable as you plan your next service-learning project. The sheet provides a framework for success for your service-learning project. .
This is the step in the service-learning cycle where we plan what needs to be done in the project and get adequate materials for it.
The meaningful service checklist will help you to determine if you have met all of the hallmarks of meaningful service.
Here are some scenarios of meaningful service. To learn more...
Here is a resource of what makes service meaningful. Read on to find out more.
Service-learning is a more meaningful process to the people involved than is community service. We must keep this in mind when conducting a service-learning project.
Service-learning is a teaching method that combines academic instruction, meaningful service and critical, reflective thinking to enhance learning and civic responsibility. Use this rubric to evaluate the progress of your service-learning project while you're doing it and once you've completed it.
Information about the service-learning cycle.