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4-H to implement Health Rocks! after-school program

By Staff
August 15, 2004
Health Rocks! What an exciting name for a fun and educational program.
Health Rocks! is a curriculum-based life skills development program for youth ages 8 to 12, sponsored by the National 4-H Council. Participants learn life skills, such as decision-making, critical thinking and stress management. The program places a special emphasis on tobacco-use prevention.
The really good news is that Lauderdale County 4-H was a nationwide grant recipient selected to implement Health Rocks! in an after-school setting. The after-school setting we chose is the Boys and Girls Club of Lauderdale County. We are so thrilled to present this great program this fall for children attending the Boys and Girls Club.
The other neat thing about Health Rocks! is teen leaders are trained to teach the lessons. Two Lauderdale County 4-H Awareness Team members, Summer Lucky and Catherine Lucky, recently attended the national training. Summer and Catherine are really excited about the program and ready to train other 14- to 18-year-olds to teach the lessons.
If you are between the ages of 14 and 18 years old, committed to a drug, alcohol, and tobacco free lifestyle, and enjoy teaching 8-12-year- olds about making healthy lifestyle choices, then we need you. If you would like to be a Health Rocks! teen leader, call me at the Lauderdale County 4-H Office at 482-9764.
We are organizing a new 4-H Club called the Signing and Singing 4-H Club. This club is for youth over the age of 8 who want to learn to sign to music. The leaders of the club are Summer and Theresa Lucky. The organizational meeting will be held Aug. 26 at 4 p.m. at the Lauderdale County Extension Service. For more information, call Summer Lucky at 737-2821.
For more information on 4-H, contact the Lauderdale County Extension Service at 482-9764 or the Lauderdale County 4-H Web site at http://www.lauderdaleco4h.com/.

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