We Need Your Help VA 4-H!
A brand new 4-H promotional campaign will begin March 1st called Raise Your Hand & Pay It Forward. The intent of this promotion is for alumni acquisition. However, it is also a competition between states to see who can get the most 4-H Alumni to “Raise Their Hand” between March 1st and June 30th. The state with the most registered alumni will win $20,000 for their state 4-H program!
To access the webpage for participation, alumni will sign up at www.4-H.org/RaiseYourHand
The site will be live on March 1st. If you are a 4-H Alum and have not already registered, please make sure that you get counted as well. Tag your friends and ask them to tag their friends to sign up.
In addition, as part of the “Pay it Forward” part of this four-month long promotion, the month of April will be designated as “True Leaders in Service” Month with a focus on community service. More information will follow regarding this particular component, but be thinking of ways that your local 4-H program could participate.
Information and tools to promote this effort can be found on the 4-H Marketing Online Resources Center (MORC) found at: http://4-h.org/professionals/marketing-resources/ This site is secured and only available to 4-H professionals, so if you have not already been to this site and signed up for access, please do so. You are really missing out on great resources by not doing so.
4-H is also launching the annual True Leaders in Service initiative in honor of National Volunteer Appreciation Month. True Leaders in Service, a month-long community service activation, will officially kick-off the first day of April, and culminate with the National 4-H Day of Service on Saturday, April 29. The website is live and has many resources along with a tool for registration your service activities. Please begin planning for service projects that your 4-H’ers can do in your community during the month of April. To register your event and to access the event planning guide, go to the link below.