Service Learning Projects
Service Learning in 4-H
- First, set objectives for skills to be learned or issues to consider. Plan the project so that learning takes place at the same time work gets done.
- Second, perform the service.
- Third, analyze the experience and draw lessons through discussion with others and reflection on the work.
Service-learning is supported within 4-H through:
Helpful service-learning tools for youth and volunteer leaders are the Service Learning Planning Guide and Service Learning Coaches Manual. The Key Components of 4-H Service Learning is another useful tool. Tips from these guides will help you as you plan your service project.
Evaluate your project to make sure it has all the elements of a service-learning project. Decide which of the statements is true for each characteristic and put the corresponding number in the "points scored" column. Total your points with a goal of reaching between 26 and 32 points.