Health & Wellness Ambassador Summer 2021 Trainings
Open to all teens ages 13-19, you will be asked to become a Teen Health & Wellness Ambassador upon signing up.
Program: Botvins Prescription Drug Misuse and Abuse training is an opportunity to become a peer educator in avoiding misuse/abuse of opioids and prescription drugs.
Training: Virtual via Zoom either Tuesday June 8th from 7:00pm-9:00pm
Registration: REGISTER HERE! [Register by June 7th]
Program: Soccer for Success is a sports-based youth development program incorporating health, wellness, and nutrition in addition to teaching youth participants how to play soccer. *No soccer experience necessary
Training: Virtual via Zoom either Monday June 7th from 6:00pm-7:00pm OR Thursday June 10th from 5:00pm-6:00pm
Registration: Soccer for Success Training [Register by June 4th]
Program: EFNEP Building my Body is a 5-lesson curriculum to help youth learn more about nutrition to help “build their body”. Lessons include recipe demos to taste familiar foods, as well as movement, activities, and games.
Training: Virtual via Zoom either June 15th from 5:00pm-7:00pm OR June 17th from 12:00pm-2:00pm
Registration: EFNEP Building My Body Training Registration [Register by June 14th]
Program: Up for the Challenge is a 5-part series that focuses on healthy nutrition, physical activity, and body image.
Training: Virtual via Zoom either Wednesday June 16th from 5:00pm-7:00pm
Registration: REGISTER HERE for UFTC TRAINING! [Register by June 14th]
Health & Wellness Ambassador Summer 2021 Meetings
Summer meetings include guest speaker Kate Angermeier of ChristianaCare presenting on the topics below. We will also share any updates, successes, and activities for stipend opportunities. Teen Ambassadorship is open to all teens ages 13-19
June 23rd 2:00pm-3:30pm ThinkFirst for Teens: Injury Prevention
ThinkFirst For Teens, a program of the ThinkFirst National Injury Prevention Foundation, is an award-winning public education effort targeting this high-risk age group. ThinkFirst chapters across the United States and in many other countries present compelling educational presentations at no charge for junior and senior high schools, as well as for colleges and after-school programs. Health educators explain how injuries occur, how they affect the body and how they can be prevented. Students learn that one poor choice can change your life forever, so it is each person’s responsibility to cut the risk for injury to themselves and others by making safe choices.
July 15th 7:00pm-8:30pm ThinkFirst for Road Safety:
Traumatic injuries are the leading cause of death among teens – in fact, teens and young adults are in the highest risk group for injuries. The most frequent causes are motor vehicle crashes, violence, falls and sports and recreation. Among the most serious injuries are those to the brain and spinal cord, often leading to long term or permanent disabilities that can affect a person’s thinking, speaking, ability to walk, move or even breathe as they could before the injury. The majority of these injuries are preventable when people use basic safety precautions. This program focuses on road safety, distracted and impaired driving.
August 18th 4:00pm-5:30pm Gun Violence as A Public Health Issue (Formerly the Choice Road Program)
We discuss the epidemic of gun violence, and what that looks like inside and outside of the hospital. Topics covered include types of gun violence, the physical, emotional, and psychological impact of gun violence, Protective Factors, Know the Signs (from the Sandy Hook Promise program) and resources for students in their community. This serves as an informational presentation for any age.
If you have any questions, please contact Alyssa Whittaker