University of Maryland Extension

Teen Corps

4-H Teen Corps

Leadership Program


What is Teen Corps?

Biographical Information on the two presentors of the Teen Corp:  Developing Youth and Adult Leaders to Strengthen Communities webinar:  Click here to view webinar.

Manami Brown began her University of Maryland, Baltimore City Extension career as a 4-H Youth Development educator in 1998. Ms. Brown was appointed as the City Extension Director in 2006 where she manages a diverse group of faculty, staff and volunteers. Under her leadership the Extension’s multifaceted community focused programming meets the interests and needs of residents in the Baltimore Region and the state of Maryland.

As a tenured 4-H educator, Ms. Brown has received multiple awards. She also serves as a contributing author of the “Be the E: Entrepreneurship” curriculum and the author of 4-H Teen Corps: Developing Youth & Adult Leaders to Strengthen Communities curriculum from the National 4-H curriculum library. She has been a leader in integrating the practices of youth development with those of community development through research-based programs in the City of Baltimore and Dakar, Senegal, West Africa in the areas of entrepreneurship, workforce readiness, environmental science, and service-learning. Ms. Brown holds a BSW from Morgan State University and a M.Ed. from Johns Hopkins University.

Eliza Cooper has been family and community centered from her youth. Her work has focused on prevention of adverse conditions to individuals, families and communities, as she works in the fields of health education, family support and community advocacy. As a 4-H volunteer, Eliza has incorporated this experience in her support of youth leadership development and raising an informed and skilled next generation of citizens. She has participated in the Baltimore City 4-H Youth Development Program for the past 12 years.

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