4-H clubs awarded grants for community service projects

  • Published: Thursday, April 25, 2019

COLUMBIA, Mo. – Eight 4-H clubs were among the 19 youth groups awarded grants for community service projects from the Missouri Department of Agriculture’s Building Our American Communities program. Each of the 2019 awardees will receive $500 toward their project, which may include upgrades or additions to existing facilities, grounds or buildings, such as fairgrounds, parks or community centers.

The 4-H clubs receiving grants are T-Town 4-H, Tuscumbia (Miller County); Spring Garden 4-H, Olean (Miller County); Elkhorn 4-H, Warrenton (Warren County); Lucky Clover Valley 4-H, West Plains (Howell County); Learn A Do 4-H, Lamar (Barton County); City Clovers 4-H, Lamar (Barton County); Brookfield 4-H’ers, Bucklin (Linn County); and Green Hills 4-H, Milan (Sullivan County).

Eleven FFA chapters also received grants. Each year the state awards up to 24 Building Our American Communities grants (up to 12 each to 4-H clubs and FFA chapters).

Some clubs will pool resources with other clubs or FFA chapters on joint service projects. For example, the Learn A Do and City Clover 4-H clubs in Barton County are working with the Lamar FFA chapter on an outdoor classroom project at Lamar East Primary. FFA chapters and 4-H clubs in Howell and Ozark counties are improving animal facilities at the Heart of the Ozarks Fairgrounds in West Plains.

About 4-H

More than 55,000 members strong, Missouri 4-H is an active, dynamic organization of young people who are learning, growing, and preparing to be the leaders of today and tomorrow – making a real difference in their community, country and world. 4-H is the youth development program of the University of Missouri. 4-H programs are implemented by the 109 land-grant universities and the Cooperative Extension System through their 3,100 local extension offices across the country. For more information, visit 4h.missouri.edu.

Writer: Curt Wohleber

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