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Junior Master Wellness Volunteers Serve Statewide

Junior Master Wellness Volunteers are making a difference in Mississippi communities. They have contributed more than $100,000 of service since 2014 by encouraging healthy lifestyle choices among thousands of contacts. Junior Master Wellness Volunteers look forward to healthcare-focused careers.

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  • Junior Master Wellness Volunteers share healthy living strategies statewide. Download the information from the Word document linked below in text.
  • MS map with counties highlighted and the number of Junior Master Wellness Volunteers trained in each. The data is available in a Word document linked in the text below.
  • Junior Master Wellness Volunteers Share Health Info with 7,531 Contacts in Rural, Urban Mississippi.  The data is available in a Word document linked in the text below.
  • Junior Master Wellness Volunteers’ Service Adds $115,670.59 to Communities. The data is available in a Word document linked in the text below.
  • Map of Mississipi counties showing service hours reported for 2014-2018.  The data is available in a Word document linked in the text below.
  • Volunteers were asked to identify the career they see themselves pursuing.  88% Healthcare 6% Other 3% Veterinary care 3% Education.  The data is available in a Word document linked in the text below.


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News

Four women stand around the Bully statue on the Mississippi State University campus.
Filed Under: 4-H, Junior Master Wellness Volunteer June 4, 2019

Bullying is personal to Je'Kylynn Steen, whose experiences as a victim and witness, helped give her insight into a project that can help others who may face the same challenges.

As a community health intern with the Junior Master Wellness Volunteer Program, she served as the primary author of a new bullying module to help young people recognize this pervasive problem and learn strategies to stop it.

Two women smile as they enjoy colorful potted ornamental plants.
Filed Under: Junior Master Wellness Volunteer, Master Gardener, MS Volunteer Leaders Association, Natural Resources January 3, 2018

If you’d like to volunteer more in the New Year, Extension has some wonderful opportunities. We have volunteer organizations designed for all ages and interests, including gardening, healthcare, natural resources and youth development.

Volunteer teenagers use a prop resembling the human brain to demonstrate brain function to children.
Filed Under: 4-H, Junior Master Wellness Volunteer September 28, 2017

STARKVILLE, Miss. -- October is Children’s Health Month, but Mississippi’s Junior Master Wellness Volunteers are dedicated year-round to “promoting healthy living through community connections” in the state.

The Junior Master Wellness Volunteer program, or JrMWV, is a community health education and volunteer leader training program offered through the Mississippi State University Extension Service 4-H program in partnership with the University of Mississippi Medical Center and the UMMC/Myrlie Evers-Williams Institute.

Ann Sansing, MSU Extension community health coordinator, said this is the latest program developed in a five-year partnership with the medical center around delivery of the Community Health Advocate curriculum, which began there under the leadership of Dr. Rick deShazo. 

Brittny Fairley, right, checks Dequesia Perry’s blood pressure in their health science class at the Hinds County Career and Technical Center in Raymond, Mississippi, on May 4, 2017. They are members of the Mississippi State University Extension Service 4-H Junior Master Wellness Volunteers group in Hinds County who received training to deliver basic health information and provide supervised basic screenings. (Photo by MSU Extension Service/Susan Collins-Smith)
Filed Under: 4-H, Community, Leadership, Junior Master Wellness Volunteer, Health, Rural Health May 9, 2017

RAYMOND, Miss. -- Rocheryl Ware sees members of her 4-H Junior Master Wellness Volunteer group as catalysts that can help change Mississippi's health landscape.

Success Stories

A blonde young woman wearing a blue lab coat and safety glasses holds a glass dropper up to the camera.
Community, Leadership, Junior Master Wellness Volunteer, Rural Development
Volume 5 Number 2

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.

A teen with brown hair and wearing a green Junior Master Wellness Volunteer T-shirt stands in front of the Cleveland, Mississippi, Welcome Center.
4-H, Volunteers, Community, Leadership, Junior Master Wellness Volunteer
Volume 4 Number 3

Katelyn Orr helped Cleveland residents get their hearts pumping and burn a few calories during the Community Walk in April.

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