70 Years of 4-H
The Valley View 4-H Club is seven decades strong! The oldest known 4-H club in Nebraska, the Valley View 4-H Club began in 1948 when seven calves were donated. The club steadily grew over the years and has served hundreds of young men and women. The club is an extension of the Home’s longtime connection between our youth and agriculture.
Today our residential care youth have the opportunity to participate in 4-H where they not only build positive character traits that will benefit them for years to come, but also reap the therapeutic benefits of working in the fresh air with animals at our Cooper Memorial Farm. Our 4-H program serves at-risk youth from neighboring NOVA Treatment Community and Uta Halee Academy as well.
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.
Now 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’ 4-H program can help youth accomplish. We have been helping youth like Justin develop self-confidence, practice responsibility and develop a strong work ethic through our 4-H program since those first calves were donated in 1948, seven decades ago! Your support of the Home will allow us to continue to make a positive impact on youth across Nebraska for years to come.
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.
You should always review donation opportunities with your personal tax adviser.