Community Pride Awards

competition logoBackground and Purpose

The 4-H Community Pride program involves helping the members of the group learn about their community and encourage them to improve the quality of their environment.

Objectives are to have youth:

  • learn about and understand their community and the impact it has on their lives.
  • know how to relate, individually and through group cooperation, in order to work effectively in community activities, programs, organizations.
  • develop skills and knowledge in community leadership.
  • gain experience in carrying out community projects to improve their environment.
  • develop an interest in and love for their community.


All 4-H members may participate in the Community Pride project.  A project is selected by the group.  The process of planning, implementation and evaluation is plotted out and discussed by the group members. Groups do not need to be requesting funds to submit a proposal.

Each group may submit a proposal for funding of Community Pride projects. Proposals accepted from the county must be delivered to the State 4-H Headquarters by the November 1st deadline date to be considered for the current 4-H years funding.  This year the State 4-H Headquarters is offering to review proposals and provide suggestions to make for stronger projects.  If you would like to have your proposal reviewed, please have it turned into State 4-H HQ by the October 1st deadline. Groups that are awarded funding will be notified via email on November 14.  Groups that are awarded funding MUST follow up with the Florida 4-H Community Pride Report that will be made available when the award is received.  This final report is due to the State 4-H Headquarters by June 1st.


All Florida 4-H Community Pride Reports must be received by the June 1st deadline date to compete at the state level for recognition. State judging takes place the first week of June by the Record Review Committee. All participants will be invited to a recognition luncheon where the top reports will be awarded and recognized.

PROJECT REPORTS WILL NOT BE RETURNED.  The State will keep these reports on file for future examples.  If the reports are not needed by the state and are available for return, a COUNTY EXTENSION FACULTY may request them to be returned.   This request cannot be guaranteed.