What is Teen Corps
Teen Corps began as a citywide collaborative between 4-H members and adult leaders, agencies, and community stakeholders who partner to strengthen communities, and increase leadership opportunities for youth from age twelve to age eighteen.
A core element of the program is regular meetings that brings youth and adult representatives of 4-H clubs to one location to offer them opportunities to receive leadership training. Teen Corps members develop activities and projects that focus on service learning, entrepreneurship, workforce readiness, and environmental science.
We believe that the success of Teen Corps in Baltimore can be replicated in other communities around the state of Maryland, across the country, and around the world. In order to make this vision a reality, we have developed a comprehensive resource guide for creating a Teen Corps leadership program. The lessons in the Teen Corps curriculum are applicable to young people regardless of location, background, or previous 4-H experience.
- Youth and adults work together to learn and build new skills in three focus areas: youth and community development, workforce readiness, and environmental science.
- Participants form youth-adult partnerships to share new skills with others in their communities.
- Teen Corps participants help other youth and adults develop sustainable, community-oriented projects using their new skills.