The Tips for Teens video series was initially created as a way to offer youth important life skills during the Covid pandemic, when in-person programming became unavailable. It has now taken on a life of its own as a shared resource from both the Family and Consumer Science and 4-H program areas. Educators from both teams around the state of Ohio present weekly videos, each one having its own "how to" topic to assist in engaging with our youth community. The videos are designed to help teens develop awareness, knowledge, skills, and aspirations about life readiness. Each video presents a fun way to learn a new skill, and can be viewed in less than five minutes. From changing car tires, doing laundry, writing a check, or making healthy snacks, these videos get teens focused on what matters most: building skills and gaining confidence! This series was first introduced in April 2020, and they are available from the following links. We hope you enjoy this useful resource!
Video links will take you to YouTube, and each page will include a summary of the video topic, along with any details on the presenter of the video being viewed. Videos are listed in newest to oldest order.
How to Tip Your Server
Employee Rights and Responsibilities
What to Wear - Dress Code Guidelines for Teen Girls
How to Jump Start a Car Battery
Cell Phone Etiquette
Breakfast Made Easy
How to Make a Taco Salad
Demonstration and Public Speaking Techniques
How to Pump Gas
Added Sugar in Beverages
How to Make Apple Nachos
Scams and Phishing
How to Address an Envelope
Teen Mental Health
5 Tips to Play with and Interact with a Small Child
Race and Racism - Huh?
How to Navigate Difficult Conversations
How to Use a Fire Extinguisher
How to Use Mindfulness to Settle Your Body (and Feel Good!)
How to Sew a Button
How to Measure Ingredients
Developing Cultural Intelligence
How to Write a Check
How to Make a Healthy Fruit Smoothie
Go Out There and Fail!
Time to Change That Flat Tire
Basic First Aid
How to Check the Oil in Your Car
Good Impressions & Interview Skills
Don't Let 'Em Drive You Crazy