I have two AMAZING suggestions that you and your children can get involved with. Both will teach them hard work, leadership, setting and obtaining goals, caring for their community and the people in it, it will teach them self sacrifice, the joy of giving, being apart of something bigger than themselves, they will learn compassion, respect for others and self respect. Of course there are many organizations for your kiddos to learn all of this and for you to participate in, but here are the two I bring to you.
ANY child can join 4-H, you don’t have to live in a rural area at all. They are many projects that do not include raising animals. https://4-h.org/
“4‑H’s reach and depth is unmatched. Through our community of 100 public universities, 4‑H reaches kids in every corner of America – from urban neighborhoods to suburban schoolyards to rural farming communities. Our network of 500,000 volunteers and 3,500 4‑H professionals provides caring and supportive mentoring to all 6 million 4‑H’ers, helping them grow into true leaders today and in life.”
I pledge my head to clearer thinking,
My heart to greater loyalty,
My hands to larger service,
and my health to better living,
for my club, my community, my country, and my world.
FFA is not just for students who want to be production farmers; FFA also welcomes members who aspire to careers as teachers, doctors, scientists, business owners and more. https://www.ffa.org/home
FFA Code Of Ethics
1. Develop my potential for premier leadership, personal growth and career success.
2. Make a positive difference in the lives of others.
3. Dress neatly and appropriately for the occasion.
4. Respect the rights of others and their property.
5. Be courteous, honest and fair with others.
6. Communicate in an appropriate, purposeful and positive manner.
7. Demonstrate good sportsmanship by being modest in winning and generous in defeat.
8. Make myself aware of FFA programs and activities and be an active participant.
9. Conduct and value a supervised agricultural experience program.
10. Strive to establish and enhance my skills through agricultural education in order to enter a successful career.
11. Appreciate and promote diversity in our organization.
Both sound amazing don’t they…what are you waiting for??!!!!