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Bibb 4-H Members Receive Health Rocks! Training
Bibb 4-H Members Receive Health Rocks! Training

District 4-H members Shykemia Barnes of Bloomfield Middle School, Trinity Burton of Rutland Middle School, and Michael Wimbush of Weaver Middle School joined Bibb County 4-H Program Assistant Lashea Lawrence recently in attending training at the Health Rocks! Action Leader Institute held at Rock Eagle 4-H Center. The event was sponsored by the University of Georgia Extension 4-H program and National 4-H Council.

While attending the Institute, trainees engaged in educational workshops and activities, including decision-making, identifying risks, managing stress, and forming youth-adult partnerships. Following this training, Bibb County 4-H plans to offer a similar program for local elementary, middle and high school students in Bibb County. As more young people participate in the Health Rocks! program, they will learn life skills, such as critical thinking and communication. They also will learn ways to successfully deal with the common struggles of stress and peer pressure.

Health Rocks! curriculum specifically uses youth-adult partnerships to teach young people about making wise decisions. According to research, young people who possess positive social skills and competencies are more likely to be successful in their local communities.

The Georgia 4-H Health Rocks! program is funded by a National 4-H Council grant. For more information or to sign a student up to participate in Health Rocks!, contact Bibb County 4-H Agent Kelle Ashley at (478) 973-5463.

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