Extension offers teens a unique opportunity this summer

Youth teaching other youthDo you have a teenager who is interested in a positive and life-changing experience during the summer months? Would they be interested in earning a stipend, practicing their cooking skills and learning how to purchase healthy food?

If you answered yes to these questions, then you will want to encourage your teen and perhaps even yourself to join us for an exciting opportunity. 4-H is currently recruiting teen and adult trainers for our 4-H Food Smart Families program.

Thanks to renewed funding by ConAgra Corporation, 4-H Food Smart Families programming will be coming back Delaware for 2015 and 2016. This youth-adult partnership will offer teens (13 to 18 years old) an opportunity to work with Extension professionals throughout the state to bring nutrition education, physical activity, food preparation and savvy shopping skills to kids 8 to 12 years old.

Teen and adult trainers will be paid a stipend for teaching a series of 10 hours of lessons. Those interested need to have day time availability in the summer and their own transportation.

4-H requires that teens and adults who teach the children receive training in Youth Adult Partnership, Youth Development and the Nutrition Curriculum. Lunch will be provided at these all-day trainings.

Youth and Adult Partnership and Youth Development training is set for April 8, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the New Castle County Extension Office, 461 Wyoming Rd. Directions.

Nutrition Curriculum training is set for May 16, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. in the same location.

Participants will need to attend both trainings.

Please register by March 31 by calling Jan Unflat at 302-730-4000 or emailing jmunflat@udel.edu. If you have questions feel free to email Kathleen Splane ksplane@udel.edu or call 302-730-4000.