“The Organ Ladies”
    Mount Vernon, WA
MISSION
Our mission is to educate youth
about the consequences of their
health behaviors. We show the
benefits of choosing...
Kathy Ketchum, RN, CRNI
Senior Program Director and “The Real Inside
           Story” Creator in 1989
COLLEEN WILLIAMS, RN, MS
Executive Director / Co-founder of
     Choice & Consequence
“I am writing to tell you that
 your presentations have
 helped me through my life.
 I have seen it 4 times now
 and each ...
“It was very helpful for me and my
  friends because we all found out
  that just because you look good
  on the outside, ...
“The organs were amazing. It is
 one thing to see those kinds of
 things on TV, but quite another
 to see them in person. ...
“The organs displayed on the table
 and the real life stories were great.
 It makes the presentation real and
 more powerf...
“I was impressed with what the
 students learned and took
 with them after only one class.
 I would recommend the
 present...
“Several of my students are trying to
 quit smoking as a result of what they
 saw and heard. I am ecstatic! Your
 program ...
“This program has inspired many of
 our Native American children to
 closely examine and understand
 the dynamics of their...
“Engaging youth in an opportunity to
 discover who they are and who they
 are in the process of becoming is
 what learning...
“My choices now could
 make all the difference in
 the future. It’s not, we all
have to die some way…It’s,
 how do I want ...
“Kathy has such an amazing impact that we
     want to include her presentation as a
     part of our eighth grade curricu...
“When you talked about
 your life story and what
 you have to go through
 now, I believe that affected
 me the most.”
    ...
Criteria for student letters              Findings                         Sample Student
% of 8,500 letters sampled      ...
2005 Post-test Evaluation N=706
Over half were compelled to tell
 others and educate their peers
 about the dangers of ATO...
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For Our Supporters 2010

  1. 1. “The Organ Ladies” Mount Vernon, WA
  2. 2. MISSION Our mission is to educate youth about the consequences of their health behaviors. We show the benefits of choosing wisely using real human organs and empower audiences of all ages to make positive health choices.
  3. 3. Kathy Ketchum, RN, CRNI Senior Program Director and “The Real Inside Story” Creator in 1989
  4. 4. COLLEEN WILLIAMS, RN, MS Executive Director / Co-founder of Choice & Consequence
  5. 5. “I am writing to tell you that your presentations have helped me through my life. I have seen it 4 times now and each time it makes me think about my choices. Thank you.” –Ryan 13
  6. 6. “It was very helpful for me and my friends because we all found out that just because you look good on the outside, it doesn’t mean that your body is good on the inside when you abuse substances. I have used drugs before and thanks to you I won’t use them again.” – Shelly, 17
  7. 7. “The organs were amazing. It is one thing to see those kinds of things on TV, but quite another to see them in person. Keep doing what you are doing because I think it can help kids understand that we aren’t invincible.” - Jordan, 14
  8. 8. “The organs displayed on the table and the real life stories were great. It makes the presentation real and more powerful. I want to thank you organ ladies for all you do.” Gina Wilson-King, State of Washington, Department of Information Services
  9. 9. “I was impressed with what the students learned and took with them after only one class. I would recommend the presentation to any school.” Wendy Arness, Teacher at Roosevelt High School
  10. 10. “Several of my students are trying to quit smoking as a result of what they saw and heard. I am ecstatic! Your program is a much needed one and I am proud to recommend you.” Debbie McMenamy, Special Education Teacher at Northwest Regional Learning Center
  11. 11. “This program has inspired many of our Native American children to closely examine and understand the dynamics of their bodies and the importance of how they maintain their health.” Deborah Parker, Tulalip Tribe
  12. 12. “Engaging youth in an opportunity to discover who they are and who they are in the process of becoming is what learning is all about. Knowledge is power. Every student who is part of our school will have the opportunity to listen to “The Organ Lady” because you meet the objectives of a meaningful education.” Melanie Shafaat, Principal, NRLC
  13. 13. “My choices now could make all the difference in the future. It’s not, we all have to die some way…It’s, how do I want to live my life?” – Jessica, 14
  14. 14. “Kathy has such an amazing impact that we want to include her presentation as a part of our eighth grade curriculum. Students remark about going home and seriously talking with their parents about stopping smoking or using other drugs. The effects that her presentation has had on our students has been astounding.” Kathy Columbo, Inglewood Junior High Science Department Chair
  15. 15. “When you talked about your life story and what you have to go through now, I believe that affected me the most.” -Blake 16
  16. 16. Criteria for student letters Findings Sample Student % of 8,500 letters sampled Testimonial One in 5 students or 21% reported they would never use “I was inspired to make good Prevented students from ATOD, would make better choices decisions and don’t have to be old using alcohol, tobacco and in life, that their lives were saved or to die of smoking or taking drugs”. other drugs (ATOD) they were inspired to make healthy life choices as a direct result of the “Thank you for my life”. TRIS presentation. One in 9 students or 8% “Thank you for teaching how my Provoked students to reported using the knowledge and grandpa will end up. Do you do information learned from TRIS to educate/help family private presentations so he can educate and/or help friends or members or friends to quit see? Call me at XXX-XXX-XXXX”. family members to quit using using ATOD One in 50 students or 2% “I shared the facts with my little Compelled students to reported using the knowledge and brother.” “I couldn’t believe I educate their peers about information learned from TRIS to remembered all of the facts and the perils of substance educate their peers about information shared. I told all of my prevention or quitting. friends.” abuse and ATOD One in 50 students or 2% “I didn’t know marijuana is like Influenced students to quit reported using ATOD stated that smoking 4 cigarettes. I thought it using ATOD themselves. after seeing TRIS they would quit was less dangerous. I will never using ATOD themselves. smoke it again.”
  17. 17. 2005 Post-test Evaluation N=706 Over half were compelled to tell others and educate their peers about the dangers of ATOD use as a direct result of seeing TRIS. Of the 115 students (or 16%) that currently use tobacco, over 30% said they would quit using as a direct result of seeing TRIS.
  18. 18. Thank You for Your Support!

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