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Many Lancaster County 4-H clubs and independent members give back to their community through service projects. Participating in community service projects is a powerful way for youth to gain the skills they need to be prepared to lead. Some leadership skills youth gain through service include confidence, critical thinking, organization, public speaking, emotional intelligence, the power of action and empathy. In addition, youth can gain career skills through service. Some of the skills employers are looking for are the same ones gained by completing a community service project: communication skills, teamwork and budgeting.

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Community Service Ideas

  • 366 Community Service Ideas (organized into 14 categories such as children, family & friends; helping the hungry/homeless; neighborhood enhancement; and senior citizens)
  • Adopt a Highway, Trail or Park
  • Kiwanis Karnival sponsored by Lincoln Center Kiwanis is usually held in April at Elliott Elementary School. 4-H clubs provide carnival-type booths. For more information, call Lorene at 402-423-7541 or 402-310-3481, or email lbartos1@unl.edu.
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Community Service Recognition Opportunities

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Connect With Lancaster County 4-H

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