Community service is a special part of National 4-H Congress. On Monday morning the National 4-H Congress delegates will be assigned a variety of community service projects in the Atlanta metro area. Each 4-H member have the opportunity to help others in a variety of ways and experience really what it is like to be a catalyst for positive change.
2017 COMMUNITY SERVICE SITES:
(sites may changed based on school schedules)
Piedmont Park Conservancy
Piedmont Park is a 200 acre green space in the middle of Atlanta. 4-Hers will work with park volunteers to do landscaping tasks around the Park.
World Hunger Class – The Atlanta Food Bank
Thousands of people go to bed hungry each night. 4-Hers will be involved in the Atlanta Food Bank’s work on providing affordable food for these individuals.
Atlanta History Center
The Atlanta History Center is located on beautifully landscaped property in Buckhead, a suburb of Atlanta that is the financial center of the Southeast. 4-Hers will provide landscaping help. The Center makes it a fun day including competitions and a tour of the Center.
Books for Africa
This organization collects, sorts, ships and distributes books to students of all ages in Africa. Their goal is to end the book famine in Africa. 4-Hers will help sort and package books.
Elementary Schools in the Atlanta Area.
4-Hers will take on tasks as varied as sorting books, putting up bulletin boards, reading to students, helping in school gardens, and many other things that are helpful to the school. Each individual school determines the variety of ways in which we can help. Schools include:
- Toomer Elementary
- Dunbar Elementary
- Benteen Elementary
- Kingsley Elementary
- Scott Elementary
- Bethlehem Elementary
- Barak and Michelle Obama Academy
- Louella Elementary
- Burgess- Peterson Academy