(Gloucester Township, NJ) – The Camden County 4-H Summer of Service Program kicks off on Wednesday, June 6 at 7:00 pm at Camden County College in Blackwood.
“This program is designed for students who want to make a difference in their community and who understand that all it takes to do so is a little bit of time and effort,” said Freeholder Jeff Nash. “This is a great opportunity because it teaches our students about the pride found in public service, and because their projects really do have significant positive impacts on others.”
The program aims to bring together teens who wish to make a difference in their community. Teens will meet on a weekly or bi-weekly basis on Wednesday evenings throughout the summer at Camden County College where they will learn about best practices in planning a service project. This includes identifying community needs and evaluating resources to conducting the service project and measuring program impact. Participants will also hear from community leaders about the value and meaning of serving others, as well as reporting their own progress in program planning and implementation.
A closing program will be held during the week of Aug. 27 as an opportunity to recognize program participants and community partners and highlight the impact youth are having on their communities.
Registration must be received by June 1. Those interested in registering for the program should visit the Camden County 4-H website at: http://camden.njaes.rutgers.edu/4h/ to complete the application and mail the form with the $25 registration fee to Sharon Kinsey, Camden County 4-H Agent, Camden County Environmental Center, 1301 Park Boulevard, Cherry Hill, NJ 08002. For more information, contact Sharon Kinsey at 856-216-7130 x 2.
4-H is a youth development organization that began in 1902 and seeks to provide real-life experiences and help build important life skills in youth. The 4-H Youth Development Program is part of Rutgers Cooperative Extension, a unit of the New Jersey Agricultural Experiment Station.