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Jackie Amende, Extension Educator

Mailing Address:
University of Idaho Extension, Canyon County
501 Main St.
Caldwell, ID 83605

Phone: 208-459-6003

Email: jamende@uidaho.edu

Directions

Laura Sant, Extension Educator

Mailing Address:
University of Idaho Extension, Franklin County
561 W Oneida
Preston, ID 83263

Phone: 208-852-1097

Email: lsant@uidaho.edu

Directions

Surine Greenway, Extension Educator

Mailing Address:
University of Idaho Extension, Owyhee County
238 8th Ave W
Marsing, ID 83639

Phone: 208-896-4104

Email: surineg@uidaho.edu

Directions

4-H Health Advocate

Teen Health Advocates work with University of Idaho Extension faculty and staff to implement the Well Connected Communities program. They play an active leadership role in partnership with the faculty, staff and volunteers. Teens are trained in leadership and presentation skills, community change strategies, and collecting and using assessment data to support their WCC site. They also learn about nutrition, food preparation skills, mindfulness and social-emotional factors to help children and youth thrive in the community. Teens are also part of 4-H and receive additional opportunities to meet and engage their peers across the state.

Teen health advocates

  • Receive training on the best healthy living strategies
  • Volunteer within the community and county, promoting and building health and well-being
  • Gain excellent leadership experience for college application and future jobs
  • Attend the annual National Youth Summit on Healthy Living 

Contributes to their communities

  • Being active health coalition members
  • Participating in national health surveys
  • Conducting health assessments
  • Training their peers on nutrition
  • Facilitating health coalition meetings
  • Hosting health activities at events and fairs
  • Mapping playgrounds, waking path and tails
  • Teach during the Community Wellness volunteer trainings
  • Volunteer at food and clothing pantries

Details

  • Become a teen health advocate by completing the application. We will help teens enroll in 4-H.
  • Must be 12-18 years
  • Must attend schedule trainings. Teen advocate flyer (pdf)
  • Plan to work on the Well Connected Community project

About

Contact

Jackie Amende, Extension Educator

Mailing Address:
University of Idaho Extension, Canyon County
501 Main St.
Caldwell, ID 83605

Phone: 208-459-6003

Email: jamende@uidaho.edu

Directions

Laura Sant, Extension Educator

Mailing Address:
University of Idaho Extension, Franklin County
561 W Oneida
Preston, ID 83263

Phone: 208-852-1097

Email: lsant@uidaho.edu

Directions

Surine Greenway, Extension Educator

Mailing Address:
University of Idaho Extension, Owyhee County
238 8th Ave W
Marsing, ID 83639

Phone: 208-896-4104

Email: surineg@uidaho.edu

Directions