The main focus of The National Exchange community service projects is:
Youth Projects, American Citizenship, Community Service
Exchange is known to millions as America’s Service Club, and with good reason. From our organizations earliest days, Exchange Clubs have been unselfishly serving their communities and improving the quality of life. The diverse array of Exchange-sponsored programs and projects has made a considerable impact on America, thus enhancing the lives of countless men, women and children across the nation. In a very real sense, Exchange exists for the simple purpose of serving others.
America’s young people are its most precious natural resource. This is why, for many years, Exchange has sponsored an impressive selection of activities designed to benefit and encourage our nation’s youth. Not surprising many of these richly rewarding programs are among the most popular and well supported of all Exchange Club endeavors. Exchange’s youth projects include the Youth of the Month/Year Award, the Young Citizenship Award, the A.C.E. Award and EXCEL Clubs.
Promoting pride in country, respect for the flag and appreciation of our freedoms are the primary purposes of Exchange’s Americanism programs. These time-tested activities afford every Exchange Club the opportunity to greater community awareness of the privileges of American citizenship, and all clubs are urged to actively participate in them. The Americanism projects include the Freedom Shrine, One Nation Under God, Proudly We Hail and Project GIVE A KID A FLAG TO WAVE.
All the activities that make up the Program of Service have a common goal of serving and benefiting our communities. Why then a separate category called Community Service? Because while the programs listed under Child Abuse Prevention, Youth and Americanism focus on specific areas within the community, the following projects are broader in scope and are designed to benefit every community member. These projects include Crime Prevention, Fire Prevention, The Book of Golden Deeds Award and Service to Seniors.