Special Interest Programs and Trainings

Training Opportunities for Educators, Youth Workers, and After-School Staff

Healthy Living

Get Moving – Get Healthy

Get Moving – Get Healthy is a joint program of 4-H Youth Development and Family and Community Health Sciences. The activity-based curriculum may be used as a workshop, school or after-school enrichment program, or as a display at a health fair. It may also be incorporated into a larger youth development program focused on healthy living –such as training content for preparing teen Food and Fitness Ambassadors. All of the activities promote healthy eating and physical activity.

Safe Sitter Training

Monmouth County 4-H is a provider of Safe Sitter (babysitting) training for youth. 4-H is open to working with townships (schools, recreation departments) and hospitals to deliver this training to those interested in becoming certified as a Safe Sitter. The multi-day program introduces youth to all aspects of babysitting, including age appropriate activities and safety considerations.

Personal Development

Character Education

4-H uses the resources created by the Josephson Institute to teach the Six Pillars of Character as part of CHARACTER COUNTS!SM. This program may be presented directly to youth or the adults that work with them. There are several activities for each of the Six Pillars of Character: trustworthiness, respect, responsibility, fairness, caring, and citizenship. CHARACTER COUNTS!SM is the most widely implemented approach to character education.

Teambuilding

4-H offers a variety of teambuilding programs for youth and adults. 4-H staff can provide portable group initiative activities for your organization in any setting. All activities promote effective teamwork – with a focus on leadership, communication, trust, patience, and safety.

True Colors®

Participants go through a simple process that allows them to better understand themselves and others: Discovering My True Colors. Participants identify their color spectrum and dominant color type using the True Colors cards and a brief self-assessment. Then they experience several activities to learn more about what informs our communication and interactions. All members of the group leave with a common language that will aid their teamwork.

Science

Engineers – Design it! Explore It!

Challenge your creative and technical skills! Using National Partnerships in Afterschool Science (NPASS2) Curriculum, workshop participants will explore fundemental building and problem solving concepts. Projects kits for up to 15 youth are also available.

For more information, contact 4-H Secretary, Gladys Tarantino, at 732-431-7260 x7264 or Gladys.Tarantino@co.monmouth.nj.us.


Cooperative Extension of Monmouth County