Media Smart Youth Teen Leaders Program

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The Media Smart Youth Teen Leaders Program is being offered through National 4-H’s partnership with the Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development, National Institutes of Health (NIH).   The Teen Leaders Program was developed based on recommendations from National 4-H Conference delegates at a briefing that they did this past spring for NIH staff. NIH is now accepting applications from youth ages 15 to 20 for the Media-Smart Youth (MSY) Teen Leaders Program.

MSY is a 10-lesson curriculum for youth ages 11 to 13 that explores media, nutrition, and physical activity. Throughout the program, youth analyze advertisements and make media messages of their own, try healthy snack recipes, and discover fun ways to be physically active.

MSY teen leaders commit to carrying out the program from start to finish. In return, they receive leadership experience, community service hours, and recognition from the NIH, plus training and $1,000 for program expenses.

Applications are due October 24, 2014.  For more details and to apply, visit the Teen Leaders page.