4-H looking for teen teachers

Staff Writer
Aledo Times Record

Teens ages 13 to 18, are you looking for something FUN to do this summer?  Do you like working with kids?  Do you like to do new things? Do you want to learn to cook or where food comes from? Would you like to build your leadership skills and gain experience and community service hours?  Then you should become a 4-H Teen Teacher with University of Illinois Extension.  You can find out more about the program by attending an informational meeting Monday, April 25 from 6 – 7:30 p.m. at Rock Island County Extension, 321 W 2nd Ave. Milan, IL.

At the meeting you’ll learn more about the program which starts with a free Summer Cooking or Farm to Table Teacher Training Camp held in early June in the Quad Cities during which teens learn lessons that you will then teach to younger kids throughout the summer.  Teen Teachers sign up to teach those same lessons at 15 different locations - schools, churches, YMCAs, MLK Center, Boys and Girls club and more!  Teens choose the sites and dates that fit their schedule. Other benefits of participations include: Special field trip (to Chicago); Free meals/snacks at the lessons; Fun with other teens; Pride as you gain your leadership skills; Being a role model; Learning how to cook and make better food choices!  

Register for this free information meeting online at University of Illinois Extension’s website: http://web.extension.illinios.edu/hmrs or call (309) 756-9978. University of Illinois Extension provides equal opportunities in programs and employment.  If you need a reasonable accommodation to participate, contact (309) 756-9978.