Media-Smart Youth Teen Leaders Program

Infographic: Why Do We Need Media-Smart Youth?The Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development is accepting applications from teens and young adults ages 15-20 for its Media-Smart Youth® Teen Leaders Program. The program was designed for teens and young adults interested in bringing the Media-Smart Youth: Eat, Think, and Be Active!® program to their community.

The Media-Smart Youth® program is a 10-lesson curriculum that explores media, nutrition, and physical activity. It is designed to empower youth to:

  • Become aware of — and think critically about — media's role in influencing their nutrition and physical activity choices.
  • Build skills to help them make informed decisions about being physically active and eating nutritious food daily.
  • Establish healthy habits that will last into adulthood.
  • Learn about media, and create their own media products to educate their peers.

Teen Leaders carry out the program from start to finish and receive in return leadership experience, community service hours, and recognition from the National Institutes of Health (NIH). To aid the success of the program, the NIH will provide training, ongoing technical assistance, and $1,000 for program expenses.

The deadline to apply for the Teen Leaders Program is October 24, 2014.

Learn more about how youth-serving organizations can bring the FREE Media-Smart Youth® Curriculum to their communities.