4-H Military Volunteers and Contacts

Military volunteer with child

Through South Carolina 4-H Military Partnerships, volunteers can:

  • Organize special events to acknowledge the sacrifices that soldiers and their families, especially military kids, are making on behalf of their community and their nation.
  • Serve as tutors for military kids while soldier parents are deployed.
  • Give military kids an occasional break from the additional home responsibilities - preparing family meals, struggling with household repairs, coming straight home from school and babysitting younger siblings - they have assumed in the absence of a parent(s).
  • Become mentors for military kids coping with the stress of knowing their deployed soldier parents may be in harm's way.
  • Compile and distribute "Hero Packs" and other items that recognize military kids as "everyday home front heroes".
  • Make SC 4-H Military Partnership a part of ongoing community life in locations where there are children and youth of citizen soldiers.

Through the South Carolina 4-H Military Partnership, schools can:

  • Help create academic, social and emotional support networks for students affected by military deployments.
  • Provide professional development opportunities for counselors and teachers to become aware of the stresses military children are facing as a result of the Global War on Terrorism.
  • Use community and military resources to connect students and their families with helpful people and organizations in their hometown.
  • Communicate with parents who are deployed and help them stay connected with their children's educational progress.
  • Make SC 4-H Military Partnership an integral part of school plans and programs when and where the needs arise.
  • Using the STEM Lab, 4-H can support Military Youth in after-school programs.
  • Write letters for HERO Packs

Click here for the Volunteer Form and contact Jennifer Stevens at JSTVNS@clemson.edu  for more information.

 

Who to Contact for Additional Information

Pam Ardern, 4-H, Military Liaison/Director
(864) 650-0295
pardern@clemson.edu

Jennifer Stevens, SC 4-H Military Youth Coordinator
(803)608-5431
JSTVNS@clemson.edu

Lori Frager, Web Manager
(864)656-3848
Lfrager@clemson.edu