This post was sponsored by the National 4-H Council as part of an Influencer Activation for Influence Central and all opinions expressed in my post are my own.
Influence is one of the most powerful tools that we are teaching the next generation. While social media influence is most prevalent, we can harness influence and use it for the better by promoting positivity. I am passionate about teaching children to live a well-balanced and healthy lifestyle. It’s something I aim to do within my family and on this site. So I was excited to hear about the National 4-H Council’s Wellness 360° Program and how the program is making strides in youth health.
The National 4-H Wellness 360° Program
I grew up as a 4-H member and I remember how it helped to shape my childhood. I met mentors that helped me become the person I am today and I’ll always cherish the memories I have from 4-H. It’s always been a hands-on program where youth can feel a part of something bigger. The Wellness 360° Program knows how powerful influence can be and they’re teaching teens to be positive influencers.
The 4-H Wellness 360º program, supported by Target, leverages that influence by engaging teens to lead and empower their peers and families to establish life-long healthy habits today. The teens become the teachers and are actively teaching younger youth.
How the 4-H Wellness 360° Program Works
Program details include a focus on fitness, nutrition and emotional health. From nutrition classes to cooking lessons, yoga and avoiding risky behaviors – they are promoting the knowledge and confidence to live a healthier life. In return, the teens are living examples and leading healthier lifestyles as well.
I admire how the program is connecting youth and promoting both physical health and mental health. I think that’s really important in today’s world. It’s clear that the teens are empowering their peers and families to help establish sustainable habits for their families and communities tomorrow.
The 4-H programs teach through fun, hands-on activities and projects that kids can participate in through school, 4-H Clubs and camps.
As a parent, I know it’s hard for my child to take advice and listen to things I say. They hear me talk all the time and I’m just Mom. Listening to a peer is entirely different though. Kids look up to older kids and that’s what makes this program so beneficial.
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