TiLT Volunteer Spotlight: Samantha Franklin

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TiLT Overview

To highlight our Teens in Leadership Training (TiLT) program, we’re spotlighting some of our current and former volunteers, learning about their involvement in the program, and seeing how their experience has continued to impact them. Brunswick County 4-H TiLT youth volunteer teaching program trains youth volunteers ages 13-18, to deliver in-school, after-school, and summer programs that teach healthy living, STEM, good stewardship, and environmental awareness of the resources in Brunswick County. See our 4-H Teens in Leadership Training page for more information about the program.

Samantha FranklinHeadshot of Samantha Franklin with following text to the right of image. TiLT Volunteer Spotlight. Samantha Franklin. What is your favorite memory from serving as a TiLT volunteer? The van rides! It’s where all the fun happened! Singing camp songs and being bigger kids than the campers!

When did you serve in TiLT?

2011-2013.

What is your favorite memory from serving as a TiLT volunteer?

The van rides! It’s where all the fun happened! Singing camp songs and being bigger kids than the campers!
Samantha pictured with another TiLT youth volunteer who is now her husband

How did volunteering with TiLT help you when choosing a college or career path?

I knew I liked working with kids and ended up getting my associates in education and now I’m a stay at home mom of two toddlers. But I have enjoyed using skills I’d learned when planning and leading Bible studies and moms groups in my area!

What is one other way TiLT has helped you? (e.g., public speaking, making friends, learned something new, etc.)

TiLT taught me that just because you’re a mom doesn’t mean you can’t do big things, you can still go after and attain your dreams. My mom homeschooled me and put me and my sister before herself, yet still created an amazing program. Pushing me and the young people around me to act in our community and be a group of young people who not only can lead but also follow.

One more question! Tell us a little bit about you, now! What are you doing and where are you? What are your future plans, etc…

I’m a stay-at-home mom living in Southport with my husband, two toddlers, and dog. I hope to finish my degree in the near future and maybe work with Extension…. Who knows?!
Samantha with her husband and two children
TiLT Youth Volunteer Program

Interested in learning more about the TiLT Youth Volunteer Program? Contact Morgan King, 4-H Youth Development Extension Agent, by emailing morgan_king@ncsu.edu, or Angie Lawrence, 4-H EFNEP Nutrition Educator, by emailing angie_lawrence@ncsu.edu. To reach us by phone, call 910-253-2610.