Community Pride: Service-Learning Grant Program
Community Pride is a service-learning program aimed to support 4-H members and clubs across the state in giving back to their communities.
Project proposals are due December 1. Final reports are due June 1. All information regarding these submissions can be found below.
The objectives for this program are for youth to:
- Learn about their community and the impact it has on their lives
- Learn to work with a team in community activities, programs, organizations
- Develop skills and knowledge in community leadership
- Gain experience carrying out projects to improve their community
- Develop an interest in and love for their community
Partnership opportunities, including title sponsorship, are available for this statewide program. Contact Caylin Hilton at email@example.com to learn more.
Guidelines & Procedures
4-H members of all ages may participate in a Community Pride Project. During the project a community issue is identified, a service project is selected, a plan is implemented by the group, and reflection and reporting take place.
This is a competitive project. To be eligible for one of the Top Five Community Pride Project Awards, groups must have submitted a proposal and a final report. Even groups who do not receive funding are eligible to submit a final report and compete for one of the Top Five Awards.
Step 1: Community Needs Assessment
During the fall, youth study the challenges facing their community and identify needs and assets. Youth then select one community need to focus on.
Step 2: Planning Process
Youth research the community need they are going to focus on and develop a plan to combat this community need.
Step 3: Submit a Community Pride Proposal
Each group must submit a proposal for funding of their Community Pride Project.
Proposals must be submitted through Qualtrics at THIS LINK by December 1 to be considered for the current 4-H years funding. County 4-H Professionals (faculty/staff) will receive an email to approve the application once it is submitted. Applications will not be considered complete without approval from your county 4-H professional.
For reference only, you can see what will need to be reported at Community Pride - Proposal. No PDF submissions will be acepted. All submissions must be made through the Qualtrics link.
Groups that are awarded funding will be notified via email in January. Groups that are awarded funding MUST follow up with the Florida 4-H Community Pride Final Report available below.
Step 4: Implement Your Project
Youth should implement their service project between January and June.
Step 5: Evaluate and Report
All Florida 4-H Community Pride Final Reports must be submitted through Qualtrics by June 1st to compete at the state level for recognition. A link will be made available to submit the report online.
For reference only, you can see what will need to be reported at Community Pride - Final Report. No PDF submissions will be accepted. All submissions must be made through the Qualtrics link.
All participants in the Top Five Projects will be invited to a recognition meal held during 4-H University.
You can access the Community Pride Leader’s guide by following THIS LINK.
This guide is meant to support Club/Project Leaders to help club members succeed in the Community Pride Project.
This guide includes:
- Community needs assessment instructions
- SMART Goals Worksheet
- Project calendar worksheet
- Sample reflection questions.