"My hands to larger service...for my club, my community, my country, and my world."

4-Hers are eager show kindness and generosity to others and make a difference in their communities, and their world!

In service-learning, youth team up with adults to identify a need or opportunity, set learning goals, plan a project, and do meaningful service. Reflecting on their service, 4-Hers see how service has changed their lives, improved the lives of others, and impacted their communities and world.

In the process, youth gain skills and experience for college and career readiness. Adults learn how much youth are capable of doing. Communities grow stronger as youth and adults develop leadership, meet local needs, and bridge the generations.

By the numbers, Missouri 4-Hers make a tremendous difference in their communities through service.

2018 program summary (PDF)

State specialist contact: Steven A. Henness

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      LO12 Community Service-Learning

      4-H'ers work as a group to develop and carry out a project aimed at enhancing their community or world. Community service-learning projects achieve learning objectives set by the group and give 4-H'ers opportunities to reflect and think critically about their service.

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      MyPI Missouri

      The MyPI Missouri program is for teens ages 13–19 to better prepare their communities, their families, and themselves for responding to emergencies. MyPI participants team up with teens and adult instructors to learn hands-on disaster preparedness, fire safety and suppression, treatment of injuries, light search and rescue, disaster psychology, and more!

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