Connecting the Dots; Program
Sustainability, Relationships and Building
Capacity with At-Risk Youth Leaders
Linda Marshall...
Program objectives
 Introduce results of the Wal-Mart Healthy
Living Grant
 Explore innovative ways to expand
programmin...
Connections
Youth leadership
Sustainability
Innovation
Collaboration and partnerships
Healthy living
Fun
Diverse and under...
Wal-Mart Healthy Living Grant
 $50,000 Wal-Mart Healthy Living Youth
Grant state level 4-H programs
 Focused on developi...
Wal-Mart Healthy Living
 Facilitated though existing forums such as State 4-H
Ambassadors, Statewide Teen Conferences, 4-...
Wal-Mart Healthy Living Grant
 Actions plans mobilized youth and adult teams in
local communities to create sustainable p...
Participating Counties
Douglas
Fond du Lac
Iron
LaCrosse
Lincoln
Menominee
Pierce
Rock
Walworth
Overall impacts
 Over 1300 youth were reached- the majority
in an afterschool setting
 89.4% youth learned about the imp...
Overall Impacts
 95.9% of teen leaders learned about the
importance of a healthful diet
 85.4% made more healthful food ...
The Big Picture
We can make a big
impact on youth by
encouraging and
promoting a healthy
living message in
our programming.
Douglas County
4-H Healthy Living Project
Family Night at Northern
Lights Elementary School
March 10, 2010 “Eat
Smart, Get...
Douglas County
A Teens as Teacher
shares his nutrition
poster at Family
Night.
The Nutrition
educator assists by
asking qu...
Douglas County
Teens as Teachers
leading the warm-up
activities! All Teen
Teachers received a
Healthy Living “Eat
Smart, G...
Douglas County
Warm-up activities
for youth and adults
before they move to
various fitness
stations. The
parent’s particip...
Douglas County
Teens as Teachers
teaching youth and
adult participants
how to get a work
out with the
“nutrition spots”
(d...
Walworth County
•Four teens from the Alternative High School hired on
as Extension employees.
•Taught nutrition at 3 limit...
Walworth County
Kayla asks
students to
name as many
yellow fruits
and
vegetables.
Walworth County
India and
Taylor help
students
prepare a
whole grain
tortilla veggie
roll up
Walworth County
After a lesson
on fruit,
Ashley hands
out different
kinds of
apples for
the students
to try.
Rock County
Alternative High School
Youth/4-H Jr.
Leaders trained to
teach physical
activity/safety,
nutrition and hands-
...
Rock County
 Four After School
4-H sites
 Roy Andrews
Chapman
Academy,
Alternative High
School
 UWEX Nutrition
Educatio...
Rock County
Iron County
Engage Middle
School Youth in
outdoor physical
activities including
biking & hiking tours,
canoe trips, winter...
Iron County
 110 youth
served
 23 teen
leaders
Iron County
The Big Question
How can we
incorporate a
healthy living
message and use
youth as teachers
in our regular
programming?
World Café
As you answer the questions, please think of
the challenges and advantages implied in
each area.
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Connecting the Dots: Program Sustainability, Relationships and Building Capacity with At-Risk Youth Leaders

  1. 1. Connecting the Dots; Program Sustainability, Relationships and Building Capacity with At-Risk Youth Leaders Linda Marshall, 4-H and WNEP Educator, Rock County Joan Wimme, 4-H Community Youth Development Educator, Douglas County Cristina Parente, WNEP Coordinator, Walworth County
  2. 2. Program objectives  Introduce results of the Wal-Mart Healthy Living Grant  Explore innovative ways to expand programming and develop and support youth leadership  Find ways to incorporate the healthy living message in our programs
  3. 3. Connections Youth leadership Sustainability Innovation Collaboration and partnerships Healthy living Fun Diverse and underserved audiences
  4. 4. Wal-Mart Healthy Living Grant  $50,000 Wal-Mart Healthy Living Youth Grant state level 4-H programs  Focused on developing and/or enhancing programs focused on healthy living at the community level.  Three healthy living priorities—nutrition, physical fitness, and safety;
  5. 5. Wal-Mart Healthy Living  Facilitated though existing forums such as State 4-H Ambassadors, Statewide Teen Conferences, 4-H Health Ambassadors, Teen Councils, and Teen Summits.  Used to develop or expand state evidence-based programs/educational content.  Promoted through all delivery modes with a special emphasis on clubs and camps.
  6. 6. Wal-Mart Healthy Living Grant  Actions plans mobilized youth and adult teams in local communities to create sustainable programs.
  7. 7. Participating Counties Douglas Fond du Lac Iron LaCrosse Lincoln Menominee Pierce Rock Walworth
  8. 8. Overall impacts  Over 1300 youth were reached- the majority in an afterschool setting  89.4% youth learned about the importance of exercise and learned different exercises  87.1% learned about numbers of calories they needed in a day  ¾ of those tried to match caloric intake to daily needs
  9. 9. Overall Impacts  95.9% of teen leaders learned about the importance of a healthful diet  85.4% made more healthful food choices  79.2 % increased amount of fruits and vegetables  75% increased time exercising  79% took action by teaching others about healthy living
  10. 10. The Big Picture We can make a big impact on youth by encouraging and promoting a healthy living message in our programming.
  11. 11. Douglas County 4-H Healthy Living Project Family Night at Northern Lights Elementary School March 10, 2010 “Eat Smart, Get Fit!” Families enjoy a nutritious supper during Family Night that included low-fat sub sandwiches, pretzels, fruit and milk.
  12. 12. Douglas County A Teens as Teacher shares his nutrition poster at Family Night. The Nutrition educator assists by asking questions and prompting
  13. 13. Douglas County Teens as Teachers leading the warm-up activities! All Teen Teachers received a Healthy Living “Eat Smart, Get Fit” leader t- shirt to help others recognize them as leaders and teachers.
  14. 14. Douglas County Warm-up activities for youth and adults before they move to various fitness stations. The parent’s participation set the tone for the entire night. They were just great!
  15. 15. Douglas County Teens as Teachers teaching youth and adult participants how to get a work out with the “nutrition spots” (disks on floor) station!
  16. 16. Walworth County •Four teens from the Alternative High School hired on as Extension employees. •Taught nutrition at 3 limited-income school sites •Taught WNEP- adapted lessons on healthy eating and physical activity •Reached over 60 students and made over 600 educational contacts
  17. 17. Walworth County Kayla asks students to name as many yellow fruits and vegetables.
  18. 18. Walworth County India and Taylor help students prepare a whole grain tortilla veggie roll up
  19. 19. Walworth County After a lesson on fruit, Ashley hands out different kinds of apples for the students to try.
  20. 20. Rock County Alternative High School Youth/4-H Jr. Leaders trained to teach physical activity/safety, nutrition and hands- on projects at areas schools
  21. 21. Rock County  Four After School 4-H sites  Roy Andrews Chapman Academy, Alternative High School  UWEX Nutrition Education Program 171 youth served, 9 teen leaders
  22. 22. Rock County
  23. 23. Iron County Engage Middle School Youth in outdoor physical activities including biking & hiking tours, canoe trips, winter outdoor activities
  24. 24. Iron County  110 youth served  23 teen leaders
  25. 25. Iron County
  26. 26. The Big Question How can we incorporate a healthy living message and use youth as teachers in our regular programming?
  27. 27. World Café As you answer the questions, please think of the challenges and advantages implied in each area.

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