BINGHAMTON, N.Y. — When Broome County’s orders to ‘shelter in place’ during the COVID-19 NY Pause went into effect, the 4-H UNITY (Urban Neighborhoods Improved Through Youth) Teen Leaders decided they needed to do something to help their community.
The 4-H UNITY Teen Leaders, students at Union-Endicott High School, had grown increasingly concerned as they saw other young people not practicing social distancing, not wearing masks and not staying home. So the Teen Leaders decided to create #IStayHomeFor, a public service announcement (PSA) video. Check it out on YouTube at: https://www.youtube.com/
To create the video the UNITY Teen Leaders teamed with Teen Leaders and RootED. RootED is a Binghamton City School District program conducted by Cornell Cooperative Extension (CCE) of Broome County, aimed at helping young people succeed in school and in life. CITIZEN U is a sustained Children, Youth and Families At-Risk (CYFAR) project. The CITIZEN U Teen Leaders are Binghamton High School students.
4-H UNITY is part of the CYFAR Program. UNITY Teen Leaders gain leadership and workforce development skills as their community projects, job shadowing and internships provide opportunities for real-world skill application, and prepare them for college, careers and citizenship. UNITY conducted in Endicott and Rochester by CCE of Broome and Monroe Counties in close partnership with New York State 4-H, Cornell University. The project is supported by Smith Lever funds, National Institute of Food and Agriculture, U.S. Department of Agriculture, Washington, DC.
For additional information, please contact:
June P. Mead
Cornell Cooperative Extension of Broome County
–Cornell Cooperative Extension of Broome County