Citizen Community Service
See what Humboldt and Del Norte County 4-H members are doing in their communities!
Million Trees Project: The 4-H Million Trees Project was conceived after a Pacifica 4-Her decided to do something big to help combat global climate change. The goal of this project is to mobilize the approximately 7 million 4-H youth across the U.S. and Canada to participate in this project to plant 1,000,000 trees across the continent to help reduce atmospheric CO2. Clubs outside of the U.S. and Canada are also invited to participate. For more information go to http://4hmilliontrees.org/
Emerald and All Star: This program is designed to help youth learn about project planning, organization and presentation. The project's purpose is to provide an opportunity for intermediate and senior 4-H members to develop projects in their community, or in 4-H YDP beyond the club level. For more information go to http://www.ca4h.org/Projects/Leadership/EmeraldStar/
Manila Garden Project: The members of the Manila 4-H after school recreation club have started a Needs-Based Garden. 4-H Club members spoke with the community council about their plans, and after drafting a needs-based garden plan with the help of a landscape architect, the Manila Community Services District Board of Directors approved their project. With this new needs-based garden, 4-H Club members plan to teach community members about nutrition, composting and other garden principles.
Other ways to get involved in Citizen Community Service:
California Focus is a unique 4-H Citizenship educational experience that combines hands-on participation in workshops, debates, and simulations with outstanding speakers and visits to historical, cultural, and governmental sites. California's capital city, Sacramento, becomes a "living classroom" for this five-day, action packed adventure that strengthens leadership skills. For more information and for an application go to http://www.ca4h.org/Projects/Citizenship/Focus/CF/
Washington Focus is a unique program, in the Washington, D.C. area, combines visits to historical and cultural attractions with participation in educational workshops and simulations. For more information go to http://www.ca4h.org/Projects/Citizenship/Focus/WF/
State 4-H Citizenship Page: Since its inception, 4-H has placed emphasis on the importance of young people being engaged, well-informed citizens. By connecting to their communities and leaders, youth understand their role in civic affairs and are able to expand their role in decision-making processes. http://www.ca4h.org/Projects/Citizenship/
To report a 4-H community service project or to get additional information about community service events please call the Humboldt County 4-H office at (707) 445-7351 or Del Norte County 4-H office at (707) 474-4711.