April 9, 2003
Indiana 4-Hers making a difference through service
WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. More than 2,500 Indiana 4-H members will promote community service through projects on April 11-13 as part of National Youth Service Day, a program of Youth Service America.
National Youth Service Day is a public awareness and education campaign that highlights the contributions youth make to their communities 365 days a year. Carl Broady, Purdue Extension 4-H youth specialist, said he believes service is important for youths.
"Community service and service-learning projects are great for youth, for it makes them feel good about themselves and gives them a sense of belonging to their community," Broady said.
4-Hers will participate in community service projects and events, coordinate volunteer recruitment and provide local outreach.
Participating counties and programs include:
To learn about programs in these counties, contact your county Purdue Extension office or Carl Broady at (765) 494-8435, 1-888-EXT-INFO.
Writer: Michelle Betz, (765) 494-8402, firstname.lastname@example.org
Source: Carl Broady, (765) 494-8435, email@example.com
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