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4‑H Celebrates True Leaders in Service

by Kittrina Thompson
March 15, 2018 11:05 AM

servie, true leaders, community service, citizenship, true leaders in service, 4-hEvery day, 4‑H’ers across the nation pledge their hands to larger service. And every day, 4‑H’ers are rolling up their sleeves and putting their pledge into action – leading positive change that empowers their peers and their communities.

This April, join 4‑H as we pledge our hands to larger service all month long!

Get ready for the second annual True Leaders in Service initiative, a way for all 4‑H members to say “thank you” to their communities, counties, and states for all the support they have provided to 4‑H for over 100 years. The month-long community service activation will officially kick-off the first day of April, and culminate with the National 4‑H Day of Service on Saturday, April 28.

We are encouraging youth and adults to venture out into the community to lend a helping hand through fundraising, neighborhood clean-up, beautification projects and much more.

Here are just a few True Leaders in Service that are giving back and making an impact in their communities:

  • True Leaders of Illinois 4‑H are pledging their hands to larger #service through the “4‑H Feeding and Growing Our Communities” program! Through this initiative, youth have prepared and distributed a total of over 500K meals to families in the last three years!
  • Under Georgia 4‑H’er and 2017 National 4‑H Youth in Action winner Amelia Day’s leadership, youth provide care packages and create ‘Thank You’ cards to military veterans through Operation: Veteran Smiles! Since it’s inception, the program has impacted more than 4,000 veterans and has engaged more than 6,500 volunteers.

You can also check out our True Leaders in Service photo album on Facebook!

To learn more, register your service project, or find a planned service event in your area, visit www.4H.org/trueleadersinservice.

Help us make a positive, lasting impression on our community and celebrate the True Leaders making a difference through service.

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