From Washtenaw 4-H Changemakers
The 4-H Changemakers is a bunch of Washtenaw County college students (aged 13-18 years) who, since their formation in 2017, have been elevating scholar consciousness and serving to educate their friends about youth psychological well being of their neighborhood. These teenagers have repeatedly flowed with the challenges of the instances and proceed to make a major impression as they develop worthwhile management expertise, make robust neighborhood connections, and put together themselves for a lifetime of constructing constructive change. See under for a abstract of upcoming and ongoing actions in addition to a number of key occasions of the previous years.
Digital Jeopardy Trivia, Saturday, Might 22, 2021 – The 4-H Changemakers are internet hosting a digital Teen Jeopardy Problem to assist teenagers join in a enjoyable means this Spring. The net recreation evening will function teen-themed trivia and permit groups of as much as 4 teenagers to compete for present card prizes donated by SRSLY Chelsea for Bigby’s, Mike’s Deli, and Dairy Queen. RSVP a staff now at bit.ly/teenjeopardy2021
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On-line Psychological Well being Exhibit, 2020 – 2021 – The group’s venture yr kicked off with a psychological well being consciousness schooling marketing campaign. As scholar leaders pivoted all through the challenges of the lockdown situations final Spring, the kids developed a Digital Storytelling Exhibit to assist increase scholar consciousness and educate their friends about what they’ll do (for themselves and others) relating to youth psychological well being of their neighborhood. The completed scholar tasks will be seen on-line at https://www.canr.msu.edu/washtenaw/washtenaw_county_4_h/4-h-changemakers
Mindfulness Sources, ongoing – At each assembly, the group shares assets, tales, tips, and tricks to talk about present stressors and coping expertise. All through this yr, the scholars targeting growing consciousness and destigmatizing psychological well being by way of social media and different socially distanced choices, together with collaborating in plenty of two-part neighborhood service tasks centered on self-care/mindfulness actions for the kids and a second step of service by way of giving. A couple of examples embody: serving to enhance peace doves for a neighborhood show, crafting valentines for seniors in assisted residing, and writing thanks playing cards to well being care staff.
Pure Helpers Teen Workshops, Fall 2018/2019 – Dozens of scholars spent many hours working to enhance their listening, problem-solving, empathy, and boundary-making expertise by way of a peer-to-peer program that makes use of video games, actions, and role-playing. Because of this, college students bonded quickly inside small teams and returned to their routines and relationships with lifelong expertise to assist themselves and their friends.
Stomp Out Stigma
Consciousness Occasion, Fall 2019 – Designed by the coed group, this occasion featured a Chelsea Excessive College alum and present stand-up comedian who talked about their challenges with psychological well being in highschool and past. In addition to rotating, facilitated, breakout periods centered on points the kids had self-identified as precedence issues. The periods had been led by neighborhood leaders, together with representatives from the UM Despair Heart, Breathe Yoga, and Chelsea Excessive College.
The 4H Changemakers wish to supply particular due to Nationwide 4-H Council, UM Neighborhood Well being Providers, and Microsoft for working collectively to deal with youth psychological well being in our neighborhood.
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