Junior Master Wellness Volunteer
Who are Junior Master Wellness Volunteers?
Junior Master Wellness Volunteers (JrMWV’s) are compassionate teens focused on wellness and dedicated to serving their community. Any teen ages 14-18 with an interest in leadership, advocacy, extending knowledge, serving as role models, and volunteering aimed at improving health literacy and healthy lifestyle choices may enroll for training as a volunteer.
What is the Junior Master Wellness Volunteer Program?
The JrMWV Program is a community health education and volunteer leader training program offered through the Mississippi State University Extension 4-H Program in partnership with the University of Mississippi Medical Center (UMMC) and the UMMC/Myrlie Evers-Williams Institute. This program partners with students in various disciplines such as the Health Science Courses, Family and Consumer Science Courses, and individually focused clubs or organizations for training and delivery of health messages into the community. This program is positioned under the Extension 4-H Program since it is a youth program and each student is enrolled in 4-H in their respective county. The county Extension agent maintains an engaged role with the teacher and students providing community service opportunities and programmatic oversight. Recruitment is also sought for the Health Competition event held at 4-H State Congress each year on the campus of Mississippi State University.
Telling the Story: Building the 4-H Junior Master Wellness Volunteer Program in Mississippi
A look at the positive impact of the MSU Extension Junior Master Wellness Volunteer program in rural Bolton, MS.
Featuring participants, Extension agents, and community partners, this 5-minute video was funded by the National 4-H Council and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation for Well Connected Communities Wave 3 and was produced by the MSU Television Center.
“Promoting healthy living through community connections”
4-H is a collaborator of the Junior MWV program.
STARKVILLE, Miss. -- Teens can learn how to become active role models for healthy lifestyle change in their communities at an April 22 summit at the Mill Conference Center in Starkville.
The Promoting Healthy Living Through Community Connections Summit, wihch is open to 14- to 18-year-olds from northern Mississippi, will offer interactive educational sessions on nutrition, mental health awareness, community and civic engagement, and health promotion, wellness and physical activity.
STARKVILLE, Miss. -- A Mississippi 4-H health and wellness program is expanding after receiving a $100,000 grant from a large health care and insurance company.
UnitedHealthCare awarded the grant to the Mississippi State University Extension Service to expand the Junior Master Wellness Volunteer program -- or JrMWV. This program equips young people with health messages that help improve health literacy and lead to choices and lifestyle changes for a healthier Mississippi.
Three Junior Master Wellness volunteers share healthy living messages
Arlencia Barnes, Quindarrius Whitley, and Taylor Harris learned how to be successul through the Junior Master Wellness program.
As a young child, Emily Davis was the victim of a horrific crime, but, with the support of her family and the pediatrician who documented the evidence, Davis became a survivor.