Trainings for 4-H Healthy Living Teen Ambassadors

Once a teen is committed to the role of 4-H Healthy Living Teen Ambassador, there are several trainings available to help them be successful in their roles.

In a previous article, Michigan State University Extension explored the position description and benefits of becoming a 4-H Healthy Living Teen Ambassador with the Healthy Habits Walmart Foundation grant program. Once a teen is committed to the role of 4-H Healthy Living Teen Ambassador, they are also able to attend local, state and national trainings. The teen ambassador trainings cover a host of topics such as facilitation skills, leadership, ages and stages of youth development, icebreakers and 4-H curriculum.

The first 4-H Healthy Living Teen Ambassador training will be held on the campus of Michigan State University on Saturday, January 6, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.. Held in Room 175 of the Brody Complex, this training is for current and aspiring 4-H Healthy Living Teen Ambassadors that are interested in learning more about 4-H healthy living programs, facilitation skills and curriculum. It is a free training that includes lunch and fun giveaways.

Another available Healthy Living Teen Ambassador training is a national training entitled the National 4-H Healthy Living Summit. Held at the National 4-H Center in Chevy Chase, Maryland, this training will be held February 16-19 and assists high school students develop the knowledge and skills to address issues including nutrition education, physical fitness, wellness and emotional well-being. Teens will be placed in teams of 2-10 students that will be formed to represent Michigan 4-H. The Healthy Living Summit costs $560 per youth and a small amount of partial scholarships are available for current Healthy Living Teen Ambassadors. Registration for this event closes on February 2.

If you or your teen is interested in attending either or both trainings, please contact Kea Norrell-Aitch at knboyd@anr.msu.edu or 586-469-6264.


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