‘Tis the Season of Service

The holidays are a season which inspire a sense of generosity among many, and a great time to get youth involved in helping others.

Mastery, belonging, independence, and GENEROSITY are the Four Essential Elements of 4-H.  Repeated research demonstrates the importance of practiced generosity for positive youth development.  It’s also good for adults!  Practicing generosity contributes to both improved physical and emotional health, including a reduction in stress.

Indiana 4-H has developed a great toolkit for teaching generosity to 4-H members.  This toolkit consist of powerpoint lessons, videos, and more.  Check it out HERE.  My personal favorite is the “Deciding What to Give” lesson plan.

 

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