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Current Grant Projects: Dyer County [Health Rocks!]

Jun 16, 2017


Shelby Brawner, Extension Assistant/Grant Manager

Dyer County HealthRocks!

Dyer County 4-H Health Rocks! met through the Teen Classes at Three Oaks Middle School this year.The students were all Dyer County 4-H members that were in the 6th, 7th, and 8th grades and were in the Teen Living class for Exploratory.

We covered a variety of activities and lessons relating to the dangers of alcohol, drugs, and tobacco. Some of the favorite activities that the youth in participated in were:

  • the Wheel of Misfortune (effects of tobacco use),
  • a lesson on stress (made stress balls and let them color to relieve stress),
  • the Smokey Goggles (eye impairment), and
  • the Tower of Power (Lego Activity).

With the Tower of Power activity, they had to build a structure that was tall, but sturdy.The Tower of Power lesson focused on how outside people influence them (good or bad) and how they could build a wall of good influences to help deter the bad influences.

Current Grant Projects - Dyer County HealthRocks! - 3 boys playing with legos

With the Tower of Power activity, they had to build a structure that was tall, but sturdy.The Tower of Power lesson focused on how outside people influence them (good or bad) and how they could build a wall of good influences to help deter the bad influences.

Current Grant Projects - Dyer County HealthRocks! - 14 boys playing with legos