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Youth Lead Lawrence

 Teen Leadership to Prevent Breast Cancer and
      Improve Survival in a Latino Community
 JSI partn...
We are
The Health Promotion Club
The Health Promotion Club

The Health Promotion Club is a health group
that extensively informs the student on causes
and ...
•The Health Promotion Club (HPC) has been running
for 2 years and it is still going strong.
•Students meet weekly with the...
Our events
We have many events but our biggest
event was the annual Walk-A-Thon.
Another big event was an in school
concer...
Events HPC Attended
Race For The Cure – Hosted by Susan G.
Komen for the Cure Massachusetts
Health & Human Services High S...
Boston Race for the Cure

People from all over the state walked and
 ran for their loved ones who suffer from
 Breast Can...
Boston Race for the Cure

           Kids For The Cure                                                         Students f...
Summer YMCA Teen Achievers

Educating & fundraising at the Downtown
 Farmer’s Market
Lawrence Health Promotion Club (HPC)
Team on the Move at the Race
HPC Educational Table at the Event
Breast Cancer Walk-a-Thon
Info on Walk-a-Thon
          During the walk-a-thon, the Health
          Promotion Club helped students
          become...
October Breast Cancer Awareness
  Month High School Walkathon


The
Best
Part
was…
Preparing, Outreach &
      Fundraising

“Raising
money by
selling
roses &
balloons”
Homeroom Team T-Shirts




“What we did
to prepare &
spread the
word”
“Guests
who
 HPC & Mayor Lantigua
came”




          Special guest included (then) running for
          (now) Mayor Will...
Setting Up Outreach Materials
                    Principal Battye with
                    Club Supervisor,
             ...
HPC Outreach Table


“Education:
Handing out
brochures, mak
ing posters”
Helping Health Organizations
Setup Displays
Event Gets Rolling



 Talking to Press
 Bilingual Rumbo         Filling out a
    Newspaper            wish for a
       ...
500 Students
            Get Strong - Get Supportive

“The best              “There’s
                                    ...
Thanks to the Club President
“Since we did the
walkathon, everybody
knows everything about
breast cancer (even the
guys).
...
Activities in Advisories
(homerooms) and Classrooms
   Advisories studied about breast cancer
    using a Komen guide: “B...
The Many Faces of Breast Cancer
 Meeting at JFK Library

In the meeting, Geralyn Lucas the author of “Why I wore
lipstick ...
Lukus Simari
    On December 23,2009
   At The Health & Human
          Services
At The Lawrence High School
“A Healthy Futures Production”
“Helping Youth Make Healthy Choices through
Abstinence”-Lukus Simari
Lukus goals are to inf...
Our reaction
It was an amazing concert. We, students
in HHS, had a terrific time. We enjoyed
ourselves. Lukus sang to us t...
Lukus sang to us that we should wait to
have sex because you might never know
what will happen.
He tells us waiting is the...
Outreach to Parents at the Parent
     and Community Forum
                350 Families
                 attended
       ...
HPC Club Table
Resources available on:
• Breast cancer
• Quitting smoking and
• Medlineplus.gov health
  information in En...
Providing Bilingual Information to
             Parents
Curricula
JSI worked with teachers to develop lessons that cover:

   Breast Cancer Basics
   Prevention, Screening, Tre...
Activities in Advisories (homerooms)
            and Classrooms
   Advisories studied about breast cancer using a Komen
 ...
The Wheel Of Wellness
       The purpose of the Wheel of Wellness
is to see what people have learned after
activities have...
Planned HPC Activities
Community Breast Cancer Survey
Panel with Survivors (June 14)
Promote Online Health Information Gra...
Dissemination

   National Environmental Public Health
    Conference October 2009

   APHA Presentation November 2010

...
Thanks for Coming!
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Check out the Lawrence Health Promotion Club! These slides are from a presentation about the Club made by teen leaders from the Lawrence High School for Health and Human Services on June 9, 2010 at the offices of JSI in Boston, MA. For more information contact jSI: info@jsi.com 617-482-9485, or visit http://jsi.com

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  • These slides are from a presentation made by teen leaders from the Lawrence High School for Health and Human Services on June 9, 2010 at the offices of JSI 44 Farnsworth Street, Boston, MA 02210. For more information contact T. Greene at info@jsi.com 617-482-9485, or visit http://jsi.com
  • Many Faces of Breast Cancer in Boston 12/5 10:00 AM The John F. Kennedy Presidential Library and Museum Columbia Point Boston, MA 02125 Event Sponsors: Commonwealth Hematology-Oncology - http:// www.chomed.com / American Cancer Society® - http:// www.cancer.org/docroot/home/index.asp Susan G. Komen for the Cure Massachusetts - http:// www.komenmass.org/Club/Scripts/Home/home.asp The Wellness Community Massachusetts South Shore - http://www.thewellnesscommunity.org/General-Documents/mass.aspx Event Speakers: Geralyn Lucas, author of Why I Wore Breast Cancer to My Mastectomy
  • Sponsored by Healthy Futures with the Health Promotion Club http://www.healthy-futures.org/
  • The Club is working with JSI to promote use of trustworthy health information available in English, Spanish and other languages from The National Library of Medicine, under an outreach award from the National Network of Libraries of Medicine. See: http://medlineplus.gov
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    1. 1. Youth Lead Lawrence Teen Leadership to Prevent Breast Cancer and Improve Survival in a Latino Community JSI partnership with the Lawrence High School for Health & Human Services Learn more at: JSI.com Supported by Susan G. Komen for the Cure Massachusetts Affiliate
    2. 2. We are The Health Promotion Club
    3. 3. The Health Promotion Club The Health Promotion Club is a health group that extensively informs the student on causes and preventions of diseases. Students in the club are informed not only to benefit themselves but to pass on all their knowledge to the community. We make surveys, hand out fliers and work with all our classmates to keep everyone informed about all types of diseases & health issues in the world.
    4. 4. •The Health Promotion Club (HPC) has been running for 2 years and it is still going strong. •Students meet weekly with their advisor to come up with new ideas about spreading health. •We show students how breast cancer and other health issues affect our community. •We spend much of our time focusing on breast cancer but we also focus on other health issues.
    5. 5. Our events We have many events but our biggest event was the annual Walk-A-Thon. Another big event was an in school concert by Lukus Simari an artist who dedicates his music to teach about abstinence.
    6. 6. Events HPC Attended Race For The Cure – Hosted by Susan G. Komen for the Cure Massachusetts Health & Human Services High School 2nd Annual Walk-A-Thon – Hosted by HPC The Many Faces of Breast Cancer – Special Host Geralyn Lucas Healthy Futures Productions – Hosted by HPC - Special guest Lukus Simari. Annual Parent & Community Family Day and Lawrence High School (LHS) Convention for Students – Hosted by LHS
    7. 7. Boston Race for the Cure People from all over the state walked and ran for their loved ones who suffer from Breast Cancer. Teams were formed representing a dream and goals for their loved ones. Information was distributed in hopes of reaching out the information to others.
    8. 8. Boston Race for the Cure Kids For The Cure Students fundraised JSI Team formed Together we raised $2,052 (including JSI Support 100% screening, 100% access to match)! care in Massachusetts Build Valuable Leadership Skills Earn Community Service Credits “I was moved seeing the Meet other empowered teen in Massachusetts September 26, 2009 courage of survivors who UMASS Boston are out helping others…I Pre Race- Student/Child: $20.00 June 1 – Sept. 2 Join the Kids for the Cure Team Scream & Shout with I AM THE CURE learned cancer does not For more information on Kids for the Cure and how to become a team leaders contact Grace Rehnquist: gtrehnquist@yahoo.com or lbedoya@komenmass.org equal death.” REGISTER TODAY! www.komenmassrace.org/kidsforthecure For General Information call: 617-737-5111 ext.15
    9. 9. Summer YMCA Teen Achievers Educating & fundraising at the Downtown Farmer’s Market
    10. 10. Lawrence Health Promotion Club (HPC) Team on the Move at the Race
    11. 11. HPC Educational Table at the Event
    12. 12. Breast Cancer Walk-a-Thon
    13. 13. Info on Walk-a-Thon During the walk-a-thon, the Health Promotion Club helped students become more aware of breast cancer and how harmful it can be to both women and men. The money that was raised during the walk (over $400!) was given to the YWCA to help cancer patients. Information and demonstrations were given during the walk to give more of a visual view of breast cancer. Besides fundraisings, students were able to donate money to cancer patients.
    14. 14. October Breast Cancer Awareness Month High School Walkathon The Best Part was…
    15. 15. Preparing, Outreach & Fundraising “Raising money by selling roses & balloons”
    16. 16. Homeroom Team T-Shirts “What we did to prepare & spread the word”
    17. 17. “Guests who HPC & Mayor Lantigua came” Special guest included (then) running for (now) Mayor William Lantigua, the first Hispanic mayor in the state of Massachusetts, UMass Lowell, YWCA, Lawrence General Hospital, and newspapers like Lawrence Eagle Tribune, Rumbo and Siglo 21 all attended
    18. 18. Setting Up Outreach Materials Principal Battye with Club Supervisor, Diane Davilla-Colon
    19. 19. HPC Outreach Table “Education: Handing out brochures, mak ing posters”
    20. 20. Helping Health Organizations Setup Displays
    21. 21. Event Gets Rolling Talking to Press Bilingual Rumbo Filling out a Newspaper wish for a cancer Click to Read survivor the Article!
    22. 22. 500 Students Get Strong - Get Supportive “The best “There’s And There’s part was Army Female students Strong… Strong!” walking getting students involved and active.”
    23. 23. Thanks to the Club President “Since we did the walkathon, everybody knows everything about breast cancer (even the guys). If that worked for this topic, why not others?” Madennys Maria, Club President
    24. 24. Activities in Advisories (homerooms) and Classrooms  Advisories studied about breast cancer using a Komen guide: “Buena Vida”  Advisories competed on knowledge quizzes. The final contest was broadcast on school television  A 5 day session on breast cancer was also offered to all sophomores through the health topics class
    25. 25. The Many Faces of Breast Cancer Meeting at JFK Library In the meeting, Geralyn Lucas the author of “Why I wore lipstick to my Mastectomy” reached out to the audience about how important it is to have a Mastectomy. Special guest include: Survivors, Doctors, and Supporters We had the honor to be recognized by Geralyn herself for being involved in our community at an adolescent age.
    26. 26. Lukus Simari On December 23,2009 At The Health & Human Services At The Lawrence High School
    27. 27. “A Healthy Futures Production” “Helping Youth Make Healthy Choices through Abstinence”-Lukus Simari Lukus goals are to inform kids about making healthy choices and how it could affect your future. Through music he expressed situations and healthy choices. He managed to truly touch the students by using music and other interactive methods.
    28. 28. Our reaction It was an amazing concert. We, students in HHS, had a terrific time. We enjoyed ourselves. Lukus sang to us that if you make bad choices now it’s going to affect you later. So Lukus wants us to make good choices so we don’t regret what we did in the past. “The choices you make now, will affect you later”-Healthy Futures
    29. 29. Lukus sang to us that we should wait to have sex because you might never know what will happen. He tells us waiting is the most affective way to stay healthy
    30. 30. Outreach to Parents at the Parent and Community Forum  350 Families attended  Held at the high school
    31. 31. HPC Club Table Resources available on: • Breast cancer • Quitting smoking and • Medlineplus.gov health information in English and Spanish
    32. 32. Providing Bilingual Information to Parents
    33. 33. Curricula JSI worked with teachers to develop lessons that cover:  Breast Cancer Basics  Prevention, Screening, Treatment and Care  Health Disparities  Environmental Health Factors  Effective Health Outreach Available September 2010 at JSI.com
    34. 34. Activities in Advisories (homerooms) and Classrooms  Advisories studied about breast cancer using a Komen guide: “Buena Vida”  Advisories competed on knowledge quizzes. The final contest was broadcast on school television  A 5 day session on breast cancer was also offered to all sophomores through the health topics class
    35. 35. The Wheel Of Wellness The purpose of the Wheel of Wellness is to see what people have learned after activities have been done. In other words The Wheel of Wellness is a better and faster way of getting feedback from our students. During the activity questions are asked about activities, dates, health questions, breast cancer from the book “Buena Vida” and how it can be prevented.
    36. 36. Planned HPC Activities Community Breast Cancer Survey Panel with Survivors (June 14) Promote Online Health Information Grant from National Network of Libraries of Medicine Collaboration with the YWCA Work on Other Important Health Topics – Reproductive Health & Healthy Relationships
    37. 37. Dissemination  National Environmental Public Health Conference October 2009  APHA Presentation November 2010  National Service Learning Partnership
    38. 38. Thanks for Coming!
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