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COVID-19 Advisory: WSU Extension is working to keep our communities safe. All Extension programming is being provided virtually, postponed, or canceled. Effective March 16, 2020, WSU Extension county offices and WSU Research & Extension Centers will be closed to the public. We are available via email, phone, and webconference.

YA4-H!

Program Contact: Brittany Briggs, 4-H Program Manager
(509) 962-7507 • brittany.briggs@wsu.edu

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WHAT

Youth Advocates for Health (YA4-H! / “yay 4-H”) is a 4-H leadership program that empowers teens to make a difference in their community by exploring and helping solve community issues. This year the YA4-H! team is focusing on two projects (food and nutrition, and opioid-use prevention) both of which are issues of increasing concern, especially during the COVID-19 crisis. Teen interns will work 2-3 hours per week within the YA4-H! club in a team with WSU faculty, staff, and 4-H volunteers to learn about these important issues, brainstorm local solutions, and then take action by completing a teen-led community project. These 5-month paid internships are open to all high school-aged teens. Interns can earn approximately $500-600 total for active participation.

Members also have opportunities to apply for paid WSU internships, travel, attend leadership conferences, rack up resume-boosting volunteer hours, and more.

OCTOBER 2020 UPDATE: We are currently hiring YA4-H! Interns in Kittitas and Yakima counties. Please review the internship FAQs for more details and apply here! Priority will be given to applications submitted by October 18th.

WHO

YA4-H! is open to all high-school aged teens. You do not need to already be in 4-H to join.

WHY

  • BELONG to a club with other teens interested in helping others.
  • LEARN the skills you need to identify, investigate, understand, and address complex issues.
  • LEAD the way – brainstorm solutions and take action to make a positive difference.
  • INSPIRE a better future, and create the change you want to see in the world.

Contact Information

Kai Johnson, YA4-H! / Take-PART Program Coordinator

kai.johnson@wsu.edu

Alison White, 4-H Youth Development Regional Specialist

alison.white@wsu.edu / 509-707-8066 call/text

Angela Fowlks, YA4-H! / Healthy Habits Program Coordinator

akyle1@wsu.edu

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