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During the 1940s, Exchange had organized its club activities around seven areas of service that included: education; agriculture; aviation; citizenship; commerce and industry; federal youth rehabilitation; youth and geriatrics.  In the mid 1960s, Exchange adopted its national "Programs of Service". The Programs of Service brought into greater focus the most pressing issues of the day and affords local clubs the ability to structure activities according to their specific communities. The programs include: 

Quick Reference Guides to Exchange Service Projects


Promoting pride in country, respect for the flag and appreciation of our freedoms are the primary purposes of Exchange's Americanism programs. The tumultuous struggles of world powers in the twentieth century have done little to guarantee a peaceful future for the majority of the world's people. However, there's one country in modern times that people flock to for
safety, freedom and opportunity — the United States of America. It is hard for Americans to imagine the horrors of modern struggles over religious and ethnic differences, the very differences we embrace.  Exchange's Americanism programs were born in the aftermath of World War II. At that time, patriotism was unquenchable, and Exchange Club members joined veterans and other civic groups in heralding the rich blessings of democracy.  National Headquarters has many printed materials to assist clubs in their efforts to better their communities through our Programs of Service.  Download the Americanism Projects Guide.

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A More Perfect Union

Freedom Gallery

The Freedom Shrine

Get Out the Vote!

The Healing Field Foundation

Flags for Soldiers(Word doc)

One Nation Under God

Project GiveAKidAFlagToWave

Proudly We Hail

Other Americanism Projects Ideas


America's young people are its most precious resource. This is why, for many years, Exchange has sponsored an impressive selection of activities designed to benefit and encourage our nation's youth. Many of these richly rewarding programs are among the most popular and well-supported of all Exchange Club endeavors.  There is a variety of youth-related projects in which your club can participate. Of course, your participation is not limited to the programs specified in this book. After performing your community needs assessment, a tool which is available from your National Headquarters, you will determine which programs are most suitable for your area.  Recognition of a well-deserving youth could have an impact on his or her entire future. One National Youth of the Year Award recipient put it this way: As a young man from an almost unknown town, the award proved to me that dreams can be reached. This award helped me to gain the necessary self-confidence to cope with the many hurdles associated with the acquisition of an education. It taught me that with hard work and support of others, the sky was the limit. I knew that my career aspirations could become a reality.  Your club will make a difference when it conducts Exchange's youth programs in your community.  National Headquarters has many printed materials to assist clubs in their efforts to better their communities through our Program of Service. Download the Youth Projects Guide.

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Youth of the Month/Year Award (Current year award essay theme can be found here!)

Young Citizenship Award

A.C.E. Award

Buddy Bench

Kids As Peacemakers

Other Youth Project Ideas

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Community service is the lifeline of Exchange. Exchange Clubs across the country spend countless hours and dollars improving their communities each year. In fact, many of the projects within the Program of Service have a common goal of serving and benefiting our communities. Then why 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 more broad in scope and are designed to benefit every community member.  The history of Exchange's community service projects is quite impressive. Since the first group of Exchangites convened in 1911 in Detroit, Mich., Exchange has been dedicated to serving its communities through various projects. Throughout the years, Exchange Clubs have been responsible for community improvements of all types such as: cleaning up highways; sponsoring cultural programs, air, art and industrial shows, state and county fairs, festivals, rodeos and athletic events. These clubs have also provided millions of dollars for scholarships, gifts, equipment, sponsorships, educational endeavors and other causes.  This is only a partial list of the programs offered by the National Exchange Club. National Headquarters has many printed materials to assist clubs in their efforts to better their communities through our Program of Service. Download the Community Service Guide.

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Crime & Fire Prevention

Service to Seniors

Book of Golden Deeds Award

Other Community Service Ideas

Prevention of Child Abuse

Child abuse and neglect hurts more than our children and families, it hurts our entire community.  The most immediate victims are children and families. Children suffer physical and emotional injuries, and parents suffer remorse and regret. A greater problem develops as the cycle of violence impacts the community. Childhood abuse is a significant predictor for juvenile delinquency, early pregnancy, substance abuse, mental health issues, and adult criminal activity.  The prevention of child abuse became Exchange’s National Project in 1979, at the 61st National Convention.  National Headquarters has many printed materials to assist clubs in their efforts to promote awareness of this critical social problem. Download the Child Abuse Prevention Projects Guide. Additional information and resources relating to Exchange's National Project can be found on the public website at

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