National Youth Summit on Healthy Living

Delaware 4-H was represented by a delegation of seven youth and three adults at the recent National 4-H Healthy Living Summit Feb 16-19, 2018 at the National 4-H Conference Center in Chevy Chase, MD.

While at the conference, these high school students developed the knowledge and skills to address today’s issues including nutrition education, physical fitness, wellness, and emotional well-being. National 4-H Council and National 4-H Conference Center partner with professionals in family consumer science and healthy living to host this Summit on Healthy Living. Students are trained to create action plans to implement in their communities and teach other youth about what they have learned. The Delaware teens began development of their project called “Build Your Ship” which will focus on Healthy Relationships.

Teens attending were Shaniya Lewis, Kennedy Upshur, Hope Mongare, Kyle Morris, Hannah O’Hara, Shannon O’Hara and Rachel Taylor. Chaperones were Breanna Banks -Healthy Living Coordinator, Gina Crist-Community Health Specialist and Betsy Morris- 4-H Extension Educator.

In addition, Shaniya Lewis was a youth delegate to the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation meetings and a workshop presenter. She presented an engaging workshop on “Sleep Deprivation”.

The Delaware 4-H Foundation and the Walmart Foundation Grant sponsored these trips.