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South Dakota 4-H “Teens as Teachers" Program Seeking Applicants

South Dakota 4-H, in partnership with Coordinated School Health in the Departments of Education and Health, the 21st Century Community Learning Centers Program and the SD Discovery Center, is seeking applicants for the Strong Bodies, Strong Future “Teens as Teachers” youth development program. All South Dakota schools and out-of-school time programs are eligible to apply. Applications are due by Monday, October 22, 2012. Link to the T.E.A.M school application below. Click here to download the application.

The Strong Bodies, Strong Futures “Teens as Teachers” program uses high school students as teachers in the classroom. Teens learn how to write lesson plans related to healthy living, eating well, exercise, heart healthy choices and etc., cooperate with other entities, create newsletters and complete a Community Health Challenge as a part of the project. Each student who completes the requirements of the program will receive a $500 scholarship from the South Dakota 4-H Foundation. The scholarship can be used to attend any post-secondary school. Click here for more information.

For further questions about this program and its benefits to youth contact Suzy Geppert, Youth Partnerships Field Specialist at (605) 773-8120.







Oct. 2012