Creating a Culture of Kindness Through Giving Back
How do we increase the happiness and well-being of every child? We start by teaching children to care for others. 4-H pledges HANDS to larger service, this includes giving, community service/volunteering, group contribution, teamwork and generosity. Taylor County 4-H is proud of the local 4-Hers and their community service contributions.
Learning to Be Givers
Learning to be givers, shapes children’s values and provides opportunities to develop kindness-a virtue that improves lives and reduces violence and bullying behaviors. Giving to others is rewarding not only to the recipient, but to the child as well.
What is Empathy?
Empathy requires the ability to imagine what life is like for someone else and understand the feelings of another person. In Tomorrow’s Change Makers: Reclaiming the Power of Citizenship for a New Generation, young people describe the transformative power of empathy and how it motivated them to make a difference for others. An important part of our internal compass, empathy includes the ways we show caring and compassion to people in our lives.
Taylor County 4-H Reaches Out
Taylor County 4-Hers prepared homemade cookies and candies to share with their community supporters. For some, it was the first time meeting their constitutional officers, Perry Newspaper owners and editors, Farm Bureau employees, and many local supporters of their 4-H programs. The youth enjoyed making and delivering cookies as a community service project during the month of December.
If you would like to know more about 4-H, please contact your local Extension Office.