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 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

Making Guacamole

Basic Budgeting

How to Write a Check

Basic Banking

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

Laundry Basics