Presentation on theme: "4-H Teens as Teachers & Agriculture in the Classroom"— Presentation transcript:
1 4-H Teens as Teachers & Agriculture in the Classroom Preparing young teachers to engage young consumers to the importance of agriculture in their daily lives
2 About our DonorIn this inaugural year the BRANDT Foundation has awarded three grants:4-H Teens as Teachers & Ag in the ClassroomProgressive Agriculture Foundation promoting safe behaviors on farmsKidzeum of Health & Science of Springfield – Farm to Market exhibit of where food comes from
3 Objectives Engage 100 4-H Teen Teachers (13-18 years of age) Engage 1,000 youth (8-12 years of age) in countiesIn six (6) hours of sequential learning experiences about Agriculture and its role in our daily life
4 4-H Teens as Teacherspiloted with 59 teen teachers in four Metro communitiesexpanded to nearly 500 teens in 21 countiesTopics included Gardening, Robotics, Food and Nutrition, Videography, Crop Production, and Environmental Science
5 Success Indicators Youth Participants 4-H Teens AITC Coordinator Gain knowledge about agricultureSkill development in Positive Youth Development (PYD), teaching, communication, career explorationRecognize and value adult mentorsAITC CoordinatorRecognize value of Youth and Adult PartnershipsAppreciate and value 4-H teens skill and ability in expanding audience reachGuiding 4-H teens in leadership opportunitiesYouth ParticipantsGreater understanding of agriculture in their daily livesGreater understanding of where their food comes from.Appreciation for teen role models.
6 According to 4-H Teen Teachers (2014) Most important skills gained:Teamwork and understandingResponsibilityOwnership and personal commitmentPatiencePublic speakingTeaching younger youthComfort in front of groups
7 Youth and Adult Partnerships Youth as ObjectsAdults know what is best and control situations in which they allow youth to be involvedYouth as RecipientsAdults allow young people to take part in decision-making because they think the experience will be “good for them”
8 Youth and Adult Partnerships Youth as PartnersAdults respect young people as having something significant to offer now, and youth are encouraged to become involved
9 4-H Youth Development Educator AITC Coordinator (Adult Mentor) Partner Roles4-H Youth Development EducatorAITC Coordinator (Adult Mentor)Recruitment of teensTraining 4-H Teens:What is 4-H?, Ages and Stages, Teambuilding, Group Management, Preparing to Teach and Experiential LearningEvaluation of Teen TeachersRecognition of TeensSummary report for DonorIdentify multiple curricula for Teens to choose amongBe the guide-on-the-side as teens prepare and teach (teach-backs)Support teens with timely and frequent feed backConduct any needed AITC EvaluationGuide career exploration as teens deepen their own learning in agriculture
10 Financial Resources Funding is available to provide: Training and preparation retreats for 4-H Teen Teachers and AITC (Adult Mentor) ($200/county)*Teaching supplies and materials ($250/county)**4-H Teen Teacher Recognition ($60/teen teacher)*Funding is based upon counties participating and 10 Teen Teachers. If it is unit wide focus then funding is for Extension Unit and not individual county.**If estimated program costs exceed available funds then participant registration fees may be needed.
11 4-H Teen Teacher ShirtsAvailable at no cost to Youth Educators for Ag in the Classroom 4-H Teen Teachersfrontback