Do you know a teen leader who would be a great mentor to others in their community? Teens as Teachers is an opportunity for teams of 3-5 youth and one adult mentor to learn how to be teachers and subject matter experts of a topic of their choice, and are empowered to deliver programming to their community. This training is for youth in grades 8-11. In addition to studying the subject matter of their choice, youth will learn the fundamentals of hands-on learning, ages and stages of youth development, public speaking, and lesson planning.
The program will begin with onsite check-in at 6:30 PM (ET) on Friday, February 25th, and will conclude at noon on Sunday, February 27th.
Teams must pre-register through their county 4-H Educator. Registration fee for the Teens as Teachers program is $85 for youth; $50 for adult mentors. The Porter County 4-H Council will cover the cost of any Porter County 4-H members and volunteers who attend. The registration deadline is February 11, 2022.
To learn more about the following specific workshop tracks being offered, visit https://extension.purdue.edu/4-H/get-involved/state-programs/teens-as-teachers.html. (Topic tracks include: Animal Science, Online Game Design, Health & Wellness, Explore Space with the International Space Station, Teen Leadership, and Ag Innovations Challenge.)