UCCE 4-H Program of South Lake Tahoe
University of California
UCCE 4-H Program of South Lake Tahoe

Teens As Teachers

What is Teens as Teachers?

As a part of the Healthy Habits program, the University of California 4-H Youth Development Program of El Dorado County is bringing a Teens as Teachers program to South Lake Tahoe. 

The Teens as Teachers program focuses on providing high school age students with the skills needed to be effective leaders of positive change in their community. Through hands on teaching experience teens who complete the program will gain confidence in public speaking, group management, leadership, civic engagement, and more.

Anyone interested in participating should begin by contacting a local program representative. To complete the program students will be required to attend a minimum 12 hours of training provided by UC Cooperative Extension (UCCE) staff; which includes a 1 day 6-hour training. Additionally, they'll be expected to deliver 6-10 hours of lessons. 

Regardless of your experience level or skills, we'd love to have you join the team!

Healthy Habits Programming Training 2018-2019

As part of the 4-H Healthy Habits program, sponsored by Walmart, one lucky teen from South Lake Tahoe, Taylor, was flown out to our nation's capital. There she learned what being a Healthy Habits Ambassador is all about. Here's what she had to say:

"My name is Taylor. I like reading, hiking, and exploring. I found out about this opportunity by way of a club I am apart of, Generation Green. I have never heard of 4-H before due to the fact that we don't have a program in Tahoe. I was pretty worried and nervous at first because one, I have never flown before and the conference center was literally on the other coast. Two, just about everyone who went has been in 4-H since they were like eight years old, and I felt like an outcast when I didn't know anything at all. My first impressions were that everyone was super nice and helpful. I loved listening to everyone talk about their experience with 4-H and the programs each state does. I learned about healthy eating and the importance of living a well balanced life. I hope that the program we start up in South Lake Tahoe will open new opportunities that were never available. I plan on starting a communal/ youth garden, and I hope this will be the start of something new for our town. I really appreciate being selected for this opportunity, and I hope together as a community we can start something truly amazing for our town."

-Taylor, Grade 12

Alongside UCCE Staff, Taylor will use her skills and knowledge to help lead the pilot year of TAT. Youth voice is powerful, so please get in contact with us to find out how you can become an actively involved!

Program Contacts

Lupe Ramirez
4-H SLT Program Representative
Community Outreach
Office: 530-543-2319 ext. 1112
Mobile: 530-539-4294
Email:  gmramirez@ucanr.edu
Webmaster Email: rkcleveland@ucanr.edu