University of Maryland Extension

4-H Teens Wanted

A grant through National 4-h Council has presented an opportunity for 60 Maryland 4-H teens and volunteer leaders.  Are YOU interested??  We are looking for 4-Hers who are willing to participate in a training that will lead to grocery store tours.  Yes, "Cooking Matters @ the Store".  We'll be training our 4-Hers to help others make wise choices when food shopping. 4-H teens and volunteer leaders who will be conducting at least two “Cooking Matters @ the Store” tours in their local WalMart stores between now and the end of November, 2013.  In exchange, each youth will receive up to 60 hours of community service hours as well as incentives for participation.  And certainly the training will be a fun informative 2 day/ overnight training time where they will meet other teens from across the state.

Encourage your 4-H Club to get involved.  Focus on the Health "H" and win incentives and get Service Learning Hours as you increase your shopping savvy. Call Sandy (301-314-7363) or email ( and find out about the upcoming trainings.  We'll be focusing on training sites in Frederick County, at Thendara and perhaps another depending on the interest and location of our 4-H youth volunteers.  Sign up today and become a member of the Team!

Share Our Strength®, Maryland 4-H and National 4-H Council will provide the training for our teens and adults.  Information will be posted on the 4-H Website - Human Science Page.

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