4-H Teens Reaching Youth

What is TRY?
TRY stands for Teens Reaching Youth. It is the newest leadership program sponsored by Utah 4-H. You do not have to be enrolled in 4-H to get involved. We are currently recruiting TRY Teams throughout the state. A team is made up of 2-4 teens and their adult coach.  The Utah 4-H TRY Program is open to Utah Teens, grades 8th-12th.  Here is your chance to get trained on exciting new projects, mentor younger kids, build your portfolio, all while having a blast! 

Example of the TRY Impact
The TRY delivery model incorporates all three 4-H Mission Mandates. The focus of our work will be to encourage healthy lifestyles in both the teens and the children they teach. The science mission mandate is addressed through the training and teaching about food science, gardening and video production lastly as this program is a service learning program for the teens who volunteer their service. With the three 4-H Mission Mandates combined, this program will engage youth in the Revolution of Responsibility to make themselves and their community a better place.

Enjoy these awesome benefits:

  • Great resume experience for work, scholarship, and college applications!
  • Gain experience teaching others.
  • Make friends!
  • Awards and recognition for you and the youth you teach.
  • Be adored by the younger kids you teach!

Each team commits to teach at least 6 hours of instruction in the project area to at least 15 younger youth sometime during the year. Your team chooses…

  • Who you teach
  • Where you teach
  • When you teach  (either all 6 hours at once, such as a day camp, or for an hour or two at a time for a few weeks)

Getting started in TRY is easy. Talk to a couple of your teen friends to organize a team. Then select a coach your team feels comfortable working with, which is often a team member’s parent. Each member of the team and their coach submits an application by the deadline listed for your tract. 

TRY Teams - 4-H Fidelity Investments® Personal Finance Programs

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Utah 4-H Fidelity Investments® Personal Finance Program is a unique leadership opportunity for teens to engage in hands-on, experiential learning activities led by Fidelity® employees. Teen leaders will first learn basic financial concepts, such as how to budget, save and manage money, as well as basic programming skills to create a finance game during a weekend training session in May. Each teen leader will then teach a minimum of six hours to at least 15 youth in settings that include summer camps, clubs or after-school programs. Throughout the Utah 4-H Fidelity Investments® Personal Finance Program, Fidelity® employee volunteers will work with teen leaders online to provide further teaching tips and help in applying financial concepts in their own lives. Utah 4-H Fidelity Investments® Personal Finance Program is part of a pilot initiative created and implemented by Fidelity® Investments and Utah 4-H. Research will be conducted with teen leaders and youth participants to gauge their financial knowledge, skills and attitudes both before and after the Utah 4-H Fidelity Investments® Personal Finance Program. The Utah 4-H Fidelity Investments® Personal Finance Program will include evaluation to determine effectiveness and assist with future efforts.

 Teen leaders will be part of a TRY (Teens Reaching Youth) Team. Each TRY Team consists of 3-4 Utah teens, grades 9th-12th, and an adult coach. Each team member and coach must submit a separate application. All team members and coaches must attend the Personal Finance Program TRY Team Training on May 9-10 in Salt Lake City, Utah. Previous financial knowledge or experience is not necessary for participation.

Read more at Fidelity.com and the Wall Street Journal


Thanksgiving Point is an Official 4-H TRY Team Partner
with Utah State University Cooperative Extension/4-H Youth Programs.

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