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Volunteer with service-learning


Governor Branstad’s new initiative, Volunteer Iowa: A Call to Service, asks Iowans to volunteer at least 50 hours each year. One way Iowa volunteers can increase their community service, while adding service-learning to their efforts, is by partnering with 4-H Service-Learning from ISU Extension and Outreach.

“Service-learning integrates community needs, intentional learning objectives and structured opportunities for reflection, demonstration and celebration. Service-learning projects take community service or volunteer projects to the next level by empowering youth to identify needs in their community and plan service projects themselves. This creates a more meaningful experience for youth,” said Judy Levings, 4-H Youth Development assistant director.

This article appeared in October 2012 -- From Cathann Kress Newsletter