AF Teen Council - 4-H Military Partnerships

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AF Child and Youth Programs
Air Force Teen Council
2013 Update
David Brittain – NCSU
Casey Mull – UGA
Stacey Young – HQ USAF
AF / 4-H Partnership
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Air Force Teen Council (AFTC) History
o Launched Summer 2010
o Response to a Youth of the Year issue:
Teens voice to AF Leadership
o Mission Statement: Increase and improve communication
between AF Teens and AF leadership to enact change and
improve quality of life for AF youth and teens
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Air Force Teen Council (AFTC) Roles
o Coordinate with AF Regional Teen Councils
o Identify issues impacting military teens
o Brief Senior Leaders on teen / family concerns
o Participate at Caring for People (CFP) Forum
o Lead sessions at Youth of the Year (YoY) and
Teen Leadership Camps (TLC)
o Be a catalyst for AF Teen Movement Projects
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Air Force Teen Movement Projects
o Teen Projects determined at Youth of the Year
o Developed and voted on by teens
o Top project(s) implemented Air Force-wide
o Projects are designed to cultivate experiences in:
o Post secondary education
o Vocational experiences
o Lifelong civic engagement
o Leadership opportunities
oStarted with My Healthy Generation in 2011
o 3,200 youth participated; gained 350 new members
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2012 Air Force Teen Movement Projects
o College Knowledge
o Steps to Success
o AF Teens Give Back
o AF Teens Reach Out
Impact:
o 3,500+ youth/teens participated
o 500+ new members enrolled in Youth Programs
o Variety of activities, events and programs
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2013 Air Force Teen Movement Projects
ConnecTeens!
o Community Connections (Jan-Mar)
o Identify and build team of community partners to work
projects throughout the year
Base Teen Council Goals include:
o Support community needs
o Develop connections
o Build awareness
o Create new partnerships
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2013 Air Force Teen Movement Projects
ParticipaTeens!
o Increase Teen Participation (Apr-Jun)
o Reach out to new youth populations & expand programs
o Connect with youth groups outside the gates and in the
community
Base Teen Council Goals include:
o Coordinate events
o Communicate with staff/peers
o Lead program activities
o Promote World Wide Lock-in
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2013 Air Force Teen Movement Topics
Come On, Let’s Go!
o Permanent Change of Station (PCS) Support (Jul-Sep)
o Support families, youth and teens during a PCS move
o Enhance Youth Sponsorship initiative
Base Teen Council Goals include:
o Assist teens with PCS transition
o Support families
o Be connected on both sides of a
PCS move
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2013 Air Force Teen Movement Topics
STEMtastic!
o STEM Promotion (Oct-Dec)
o Promote Science and Technology learning opportunities
o 4-H National Youth Science Day
Base Teen Council Goals include:
o Participate in hands-on STEM projects
o Explore STEM college paths and career fields
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Joint Services Teen Council (JSTC)
o Comprised of youth from the Air Force, Army and Navy
Teen Councils
o Met and identified the top 4 teen issues:
o Increase Opportunities for Youth / Teens
o Increase Youth / Teen Participation
o Increase Awareness of School Liaison
Officers / School Resources
o Increase Awareness and Marketing for
Youth Programs
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JSTC Project: Operation Mega-Phone
o Raise awareness on military teen issues and programs
o Develop PSA to help teens identify resources and
opportunities in their communities
o Host a global Military Lock-In during the Month of the
Military Child (April 26, 2013)
o Services work independently
o Post work on Facebook page
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What does this mean for you?
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4-H / Air Force Connections:
o Teen Councils need: Leadership skills, Public Speaking,
Citizenship, Service Learning
o AF Teen Movement Projects - collaborate with partners
o 4-H National Youth Science Day / STEM programs
o Military Club Grants - Health Rocks, STEM initiatives
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4-H / Air Force Connections:
o Air Force Core program areas include:
o Character and Leadership
o Health and Life Skills
o Education and Career Development
o The Arts
o Sports, Fitness and Recreation
o Youth Camping Programs
o Youth Programs Staff Professional Development
o Connect AF teen councils and 4-H clubs
to community 4-H clubs
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4-H Military Club Grants AF Focus
o Childhood Obesity Prevention / Healthy Living - Health Rocks
o STEM promotion / Science opportunities / 4-H NYSD
o 4-H Clubs on installations
AND
Support for Air National Guard/Reserve in communities
o Build connections with ANG/R staff & families
o Include ANG/R teens on 4-H councils
o Teen Summits / ANG Camps
o Military clubs in the community
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Leaders of Tomorrow ….
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…. still like to have FUN Today!
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David Brittain
[email protected]
240-612-4893
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Casey Mull
[email protected]
706-542-8894
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Stacey Young
[email protected]
240-612-4933
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