NCTHA Achievements 2009 – 2010
10 Teens – 10 Adult Coaches – 10 Weeks
Duplin County – identified top stressors to teens through surveys and produced a brochure to identify ways to relieve those stressors by raising an additional $100 for printing costs.
New Hanover County – hosted an after-school workshop for about 100 students to increase awareness and prevention of substance use. Encouraged participation by leveraging local business relationships into $100+ worth of products and services.
Edgecombe County – worked with TRU, a powerful NC organization working towards a tobacco free generation, to create a local TRU Group, and leveraged TRU grant resources to distribute prevention information.
Wayne County –Established a written and signed joint-use agreement between the WISH school health center and Mt. Olive College for high school students of a defined, high BMI to be able to use the college fitness facilities free of charge.
Washington County – collected surveys and hosted 2 events at local high schools featuring 3 guest speakers on creating a positive body image and gaining self-esteem.
Pitt County – partnered with Adolescent Pregnancy Prevention Campaign of NC which contributed a $500 budget, to facilitate training on sexual health for local youth and create a local action plan for raising knowledge of teen pregnancy and prevention issues.
Mitchell County – presented over 300 petition signatures to school principal and county health director in an effort to have additional healthy food options available in the student vending machine at Southern High School. Worked with NC Prevention Partners to educate leaders and create change.
Rockingham County – leveraged local health center donation to host after school, teen health fair and surveyed for knowledge growth after the event.
Durham County – presented over 200 petition signatures collected during lunch periods to school faculty, staff, and principal in an effort to have a healthier food options served at least one more day a week at Southern High School.
- Coverage of activities provided by 10 different media outlets
- Formed community partnerships with NC School of Science and Math, Pitt County Parks & Recreation, 2 restaurants, 2 local businesses, and 15 adult mentors
- Received $600+ of additional donations and in-kind contributions
- Published 30+ pieces of media including television, newspaper and letters to the editor
- Approximately 200+ hours of time was put in by Adult Coaches
- Approximately 500+ hours of time was put in by the Youth
- Presentations made to state legislators at statewide NCSCHA conference
- Meetings conducted with individual legislators in Washington, D.C.
- Presentations made on the value of Youth Councils to National Assembly on School Based Health Care