Valley View 4-H Club

About the Home’s 4-H

The Valley View 4-H Club began in 1948 with seven donated calves. The club, one of the oldest in the area, is an extension of the Home’s longtime connection between our youth and agriculture. The Club steadily grew over the years and hundreds of boys and girls benefited from its programming.

Youth continue to learn the value of hard work and find strength and confidence in themselves through the program.

How It Helps

A few short months ago, Justin* had no idea how much feed a calf would eat in a day. Nor did he care. This rural Nebraska youth was truant, behind in all of his classes and roaming the streets. A few weeks ago, he stood proudly with his calf, “Chunk,” at the county fair, a huge smile on his face and several ribbons in his hand. Justin is contemplating an agricultural career and his school grades and behavior are improving. He no longer has green hair, and he is quick to greet you with a smile. Best of all, he is grateful. It is amazing what the Omaha Home for Boys Youth and Family Services programs and 4-H can accomplish together. With 92 years of experience, we know these programs and the unconditional love of staff and a farm animal can bring a lifetime of positive results in a child’s life.

*Our youth stories are true, but the names are changed to protect their confidentiality.

A Unique Way to Contribute

A donation of grain, feed or livestock offers unique tax saving opportunities for the donor by reducing overall taxable income and providing a charitable benefit without filing for a charitable deduction. This donation also creates a “growth” opportunity for young men and women who have had few opportunities in life.

Donations through “Growing the Future” will help provide more opportunities for more youth.

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