For Project Community (4PC) is the Omaha Public School District’s drug and alcohol awareness program for sixth grade students. The purpose of 4PC is to encourage students to say “NO” to alcohol and drugs by giving them self-control, pride and self-respect.
• Purple Level - 12 hours of community service
• Gold Level - 20 hours, 8 of which must be community service outside of Columbian
• Cobra Level - 50 hours or more of community service
The 4PC goals are accomplished in two parts. First, we provide information through community speakers on self-esteem, peer influences, stress management, alcohol and drugs, crimes, gangs, discrimination, conflict resolution and communication skills. Secondly, as a part of the Learn and Serve Program, we provide activities that reinforce having fun together while serving the community. This program helps sixth grade students earn service hours by volunteering to help with non-profit organizations. These combined activities are called “Learning and Serving Through 4PC.”
Students have the opportunity to earn three different levels of awards based on the number of community service hours they complete.
Students can begin obtaining their service hours during the summer before their sixth grade year. Some ideas are as follows:
o Volunteer at their own church, synagogue or place of worship
o Volunteer to help an elderly neighbor with chores
o Volunteer at a community event
During the 2017 - 2018 school year some opportunities for your child to volunteer are activities like Back to School Night, Open House, Library Help, Clothing Drives, etc. Watch the newsletters and information sheets coming home as well as information posted on the 4PC section of the Columbian website.
During the school year, additional forms will be located in the sixth grade classrooms and on the website. Those completed forms must be turned in to the classroom to receive credit. Turn in completed forms at the beginning of the school year to obtain summer credit.