Teaching young people the gift of thanksgiving … | Local


The 4-H pledge quotes: “I promise my head to clearer thinking, my heart to greater loyalty, my hands to wider service, and my health to a better life for my club, my community, my country and my world.

The 4-H framework is based on the 4-H commitment.

During the holiday season, let’s focus on the second H in 4-H, which stands for Heart. The Martin County 4-H program is committed to helping young people develop life skills, which are measurable and transferable to help them function well in the environments in which they live.

We are committed to give it back by hosting experiences that support the growth and development of our youth.

Engaging our hearts to greater loyalty means expressing concern for others, being empathetic, and sharing and nurturing relationships in our local community.

The simplest way to define “pay it forward” is when someone does something for you, instead of paying that person directly, you pass it on to someone else instead.

Below are some fun things you can do at home to get yourself in the spirit of

• Create a handwritten note or card with young people expressing gratitude, care or encouragement.

• Take your youngster to buy toys for another child in need and donate to charities like Toys for Tots, Operation Christmas Child and / or Make-A-Wish Foundation that help children in need during the holidays. .

• Offer to pack your own groceries when the cashier is working alone and queues are saved.

• Ask your children to help you when you pack donated clothes or household items or when you help a friend. Spend an afternoon at a food bank or at a community cleanup project.

• Find a volunteer opportunity that matches your family’s interests: Volunteer Match is an online resource that will connect young people and their families with a local organization in need of help.

Small acts of kindness can help someone who is having a bad day see the good in the world and help us feel positive about ourselves as we strive to do better.

As the year 2021 comes to a close with a new government in place in the country, the way the school has changed and the way we work will be a new way of doing work.

The path of the mask will cover the smiles of many children and teachers. How to communicate feelings and thoughts and learn soft skills is a must.

Many Americans will learn new skills and remember old skills from the past.

If you would like more information on any of these 4-H opportunities, please contact Desmond Miller, 4-H Agent, at [email protected]

Leslie Beachboard is editor-in-chief of Bertie Ledger-Advance and The Enterprise. She can be contacted by email at [email protected]


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