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Kent State University Upward Bound Health Professions Program and HPAC Partnership Jeff Harrell Academic Coordinator TRIO Upward Bound Health Professions Kent State University Results Background Upward Bound Health Professions is a precollege program designed to support qualifying high school students along their journey to college degree completion It provides students who are first generation college bound and meet income guidelines the preparation support and opportunities to successfully enter into postsecondary education In 2013 we partnered with HPAC and AmeriCorps to bring HPAC to Ravenna and Lorain High Schools to provide our Upward Bound scholars with a service learning opportunity that impacts their community and also teaches them the importance of working collectively as a group to complete a project Being a part of HPAC has also provided our students with additional exposure to careers in the health care field Thoughtful well planned and implemented HPAC projects to raise awareness on health disparities in our communities Participants gain experience researching planning implementing assessing and presenting their projects at Scholars Day Overall leadership development and skill building A greater understanding of the Social Determinants of Health Future Plans 2019 Suicide Prevention and Awareness HPAC at Lorain High School Continue to grow and strengthen our partnership with AmeriCorps and HPAC by building on the accomplishments of our mutual students Continue to foster student learning and engagement to better the health of their communities while working towards health professions degree programs Special Thanks Methods Wyndi Moore Lorain AmeriCorps HPAC Leader Amoni Tyler Lorain AmeriCorps HPAC Leader Kaley Furner Ravenna AmeriCorps HPAC Leader Lorain High School Ravenna High School Kent State Upward Bound Scholars One day per week for most of the school year at Ravenna and Lorain High Schools we have incorporated HPAC into our after school programming to devote time to the HPAC curriculum Students work through the IDEAS model to identify a health disparity they are interested in and form groups around their selected topic 2019 HPAC at Ravenna High School and several of the winners from the week long recycling HPAC project

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HPAC Implemented Into Senior Capstones Windham High School Tamara Brown Senior Capstone HPAC Promoting Senior Projects HPAC s Impact in the Community The senior capstone project has allowed students to understand the necessity of helping their community while promoting individual growth before leaving for college As the Senior Capstone teacher I advise the seniors as they plan projects in the community I track their progress from project inception through completion Part of this role involves tracking their online journal updates to ensure their project is accomplished in a timely manner I assist with connecting students with contacts and various outlets that will help them successfully implement their projects This year one of those outlets includes the AmeriCorps HPAC Specialists that have been meeting with the seniors weekly HPAC has given a focus to students that struggle to create and execute a project or idea This year the HPAC senior projects have achieved the highest enactment numbers in project participation than in any other year The HPAC model encourages students to research issues impacting their own community Portage County allowing students to focus on concerns relevant to fellow community members and bringing greater awareness to the need of projects Knowing their why made their what much more impactful HPAC has increased the number of projects at Windham that have benefitted our students This includes stress relief to students through yoga and higher self esteem for girls that have a negative attitude about their beauty The Windham community does not have the resources to support many of the senior projects However HPAC has taught our students that they can connect outside of this isolated town to gather the resources they need Often students tend to focus on minor details However HPAC has helped the students view everything on a larger scale because of the value of discerning the bigger picture when looking at issues in their community They have learned how to seek out health resources and bring them into their community Embedding HPAC into the classroom has increased the average grades of senior projects This is a result of the increased focus and research on the topic and resources Implementing HPAC in Senior Capstone HPAC has been a successful extracurricular program at Windham Schools for years This is the first year that we have joined efforts in embedding HPAC with the Senior Capstone class The process and goals of HPAC combine well with the Senior Capstone class and the AmeriCorps HPAC Specialists provide needed assistance and guidance to the students as they develop and enact their projects As a result of HPAC the Senior Capstone students have implemented a greater number of successful projects Ms Brown advising a student on her senior capstone project HPAC s Impact on Student Communication Ms Brown with her nine Senior Capstone HPAC students HPAC s Impact on Senior Development HPAC not only helps in the completion of senior projects but it encourages students to think outside the box and foster new ideas HPAC has improved the students self esteem in respect to their capabilities and has helped them realize the measure of the impact they can make in their community Alongside project development the AmeriCorps HPAC Specialists help seniors build the skills they need for college and their professional lives by providing networking skills mentoring and more This includes improving organizational skills presentation skills and goal setting capabilities Students have embraced the format of the senior projects more this year than any other As a result the senior project format has been adjusted to fit the HPAC model When reaching a road block HPAC students rely on one another to identify local resources The students each take time to discuss their projects with other classmates for recommendations when the AmeriCorps members are not present Many of their projects also require communication with their audience which has improved their public speaking skills Windham is known for its small size and lack of community gatherings therefore the events that are hosted by these students are a milestone in terms of developing communication and creating a greater sense of community HPAC students brainstorm for ideas

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Integrating Community Impact into Career Tech Curriculum Choffin Career and Technical Center Tanya Bush Karen Perry Our Role at Choffin Impact on Student Development We are the Biotechnology and Allied Health instructors to junior and senior students Biotechnology students conduct hands on activities in anatomy and physiology forensic science cell biology disease research immunology organic chemistry medical technology environmental science and genetic engineering In a similar curriculum the Allied Health program students are taught skills used in improving the well being of others using professional medical equipment and techniques We understand that one day not only will many of our students be treating patients but they ll directly be impacting the health of their communities and may play a role in improving the Social Determinants of Health where they live and practice Healthy communities are the essence of what Health Professions Affinity Community HPAC strives for and we want to teach our students how to interact with and build such communities The HPAC program requires students to complete a yearlong project from inception to implementation What seems like a huge task at the beginning of the year is broken down into manageable steps and culminates in demonstrable results which are shared at Scholars Day allowing students to feel a sense of accomplishment In addition the HPAC experience enables students to work with community members YSU students and faculty Many of our previous HPAC students have attended college after graduation and have reported that the experiences they had as high school students in HPAC made the transition to college easier HPAC students also visit programs of interest at YSU several times throughout the school year and this has helped to focus their career goals and provide them with the opportunity to make more informed decisions about future majors and professional aspirations Impact on Program Environment Working collaboratively in HPAC has allowed students in the program to develop meaningful connections with one another early in their junior year These connections persist through graduation which sets a tone of empowerment as they identify a health disparity and devise a strategy for addressing it Further the HPAC work completed by previous groups provides an example of what can and has been accomplished in the past both for incoming Biotech and Allied Health students and for all Choffin students Finally the networking that students do with community members throughout the year often yields long lasting relationships for the students and has in some instances provided them with internship opportunities and the confidence to engage with adults who can be resources to them Our career tech programs were chosen to present in front of the Ohio Legislature and Board of Education in March Above we are pictured behind Choffin s display HPAC Implementation at Choffin Our programs incorporate HPAC into the curriculum Students work in groups with the support of AmeriCorps members to identify a health disparity within the community They research the issue make contacts and develop a project geared toward addressing the disparity Meeting weekly all year each group implements their project at some point in the spring Previous projects have included a collaboration with Youngstown State University YSU in the creation of a symposium on the opioid crisis an anti violence campaign which was implemented in the district and a bullying awareness program which was presented in a local elementary school This year one of the major projects focused on human trafficking Students worked with YSU to cohost an informational seminar that aimed to spread awareness and prevention Pictured above our students not only informed the Ohio legislature of their technical skills but also of the impact they re making on our community They informed them of their work in addressing health disparities by sharing HPAC posters pitching their up and coming projects and explaining past successful project outcomes HPAC and Career Tech Goal Collaboration The goals of the Biotechnology and Allied Health programs include developing the skills and knowledge students will need to be college or career ready upon graduation HPAC has been extraordinarily beneficial to our students as it enables them to develop a deeper fully contextualized understanding of the health issue they choose to examine It likewise helps them to develop networking and communication skills provides them with meaningful connections to the community and enables them to see how they can make a difference in issues they confront The above students were new to Choffin this year as Junior class members They ve become a great team as they ve collaborated on a mental health HPAC project aimed at dissolving the stigma From social media campaigns to bringing in a licensed counselor to speak pictured with them above this project empowered and connected these students for the rest of their time at Choffin and beyond

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Incorporating COMMUNICATION Curriculum into HPAC Projects Jessica McKinley PhD Sinclair Community College How Faculty work with HPAC HPAC Impact Format 1 Faculty can incorporate HPAC into the curriculum of a current class The projects are tied to a grade and the AmeriCorps members come during class time HPAC projects are tied directly to course outcomes and curriculum Faculty can be actively involved including group project design grant writing and conference presentations along with the HPAC coordinators Faculty can teach the standard curriculum and have the HPAC coordinators work on group project design grant writing and presentations The Impact of HPAC on Communication students has been far reaching Students have become very invested in their projects Although it is not a required part of the class over 90 of students participate in the HPAC Scholars Day conferences Format 2 Faculty can organize groups of students within multiple classes or as part of a student organization or club Faculty can work as an advisor Projects are typically done outside of class time Format 3 The school or organization can reach out to HPAC coordinators to generate a project Projects are done outside of class time Curriculum Focused Although HPAC primarily focuses on promoting interest and advancement in academic and career progress toward professions in healthcare many different academic disciplines can identify how they impact and are affected by health For communication classes there is a natural fit between identifying health disparities in our communities focusing on message design working with community partners incorporating media researching information and presenting information in an effective way Courses that have been incorporated into HPAC projects include COM 2201 Introduction to Mass Communication COM 2225 Small Group Communication and COM 2286 Public Relations Each of these courses focused on developing projects relevant to the curriculum and course outcomes The Process Experiential Learning For most students this is their first exposure to presenting at an academic conference For students this is something they are encouraged to put on their resumes and LinkedIn profiles Former students have shared that they have been asked by potential employers about their work with HPAC when it is included on a resume or LinkedIn profile Students have reached out to local high schools to teach about a health disparity relevant to that target audience Overall course evaluations have seen a 90 approval rating for both the course and instructor Students learn to work with community partners and seek out donations and resources to support the goals of their specific health related projects Student Testimonials I ve NEVER won anything and now my HPAC project just won first place I didn t know I had it in me Colby Sinclair student Students coordinate with health professionals and gain valuable communication skills Students present their work to professional and experts in the field of health at academic conferences One day I m working on a class project and the next day I m in New York City presenting to doctors from across the country Haley Sinclair student If HPAC is not already partnering with your school or organization you can reach out to HPAC coordinators and coaches to set up a meeting to discuss potential options during your academic year It is important to synchronize the course schedule and syllabus with the HPAC coordinators and coaches to ensure adequate time is allotted if class time is utilized for the project In a 16 week semester it is estimated about 40 of the time is built around the HPAC project This includes tying in the information students have been learning from your course and incorporating that into the principles of the project Students work on grant writing and identifying community partner resources to secure funding and support for HPAC projects Students should plan to present either a poster presentation or an oral presentation at the regional Scholars Day annual conference Although not a requirement in the course extra credit is offered to students that present If students place at the regional Scholars Day conference they are asked to participate in the state Scholars Day conference Winners may advance to the Family Medicine Education Consortium annual conference where they present their HPAC projects to physicians and medical residents at the national level This project was hard work but I m so thankful for the experience I d definitely do it all over again Charlie Sinclair student Special Thanks HPAC and AmeriCorps Sinclair Community College Dayton Children s Hospital It feels so good to make a difference in my community This is what I want to do for a career Change the world Cole Sinclair student

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Like a Girl Campaign Alliance High School Mia Holt Chloe Pasco Background Results Our project focused on girls self esteem and how sports can benefit and boost girls self confidence The phrase Like a Girl is usually used when people want to humiliate someone or make them feel like they do something poorly Saying Like a Girl shouldn t mean that you are weak but rather imply that you are strong We want to encourage girls to go out and play sports and gain a sense of confidence in the process We have both played an active role in Alliance girls sports and it has impacted our lives in so many ways Therefore we would love to see the same thing happen for other girls We placed pictures in the halls at Alliance high school with high school girls posing in sports actions like swinging a bat hitting a volleyball and using a tennis racket We recruited nine different high school girls to pose in the pictures The graphic design class at Alliance took the photos and printed them for us We added phrases to each picture Swing like a girl Hit like a girl etc The goal of doing this is to inspire young girls to know they are capable and to be proud of their capabilities These pictures will also be posted in the elementary and middle schools to help improve girls self esteem at a young age We will be conducting a survey before we put the posters up at the schools then a week after the posters go up we will send out the same survey again The survey will be handed out to both genders between 7th 12th grades to notice their opinions The survey questions will be answered on a scale between 1 10 for agreement or disagreement in statements including High school females are less likely to play sports than high school males Females are less likely to participate in school sports due to low self esteem and Females and males have an equal chance of winning in school sports The results we re expecting after students see the posters is an increase by at least 50 among the survey takers In addition to the survey we were fortunate enough to be interviewed by Channel 19 News in Cleveland to further spread the word about our project Area of Need The awards that girls win in sports compared to boys are very low Female high school sports are not taken seriously and it lowers the confidence in our female classmates therefore we want our campaign to change that The YouTube video known as Like a Girl is what inspired our project The video consisted of a group of people mocking the way girls are seen when they do anything that involves physical activity therefore the video suggests that there is a negative connotation for females in high school sports We want to change that and make the phrase like a girl something that makes all girls proud The campaign mostly began because of research proving there is a significant drop in selfconfidence when females reach puberty Berman 2015 In our school we find this to be true especially in high school sports The Importance of Sports in Girl s Development states that sports and other physical activities have multiple effects that last going into adulthood Girls who are involved in physical activities are more likely to do better in school score higher on tests and graduate high school 94 of leading female executives first found success in playing sports Clay 2018 Picture 1 5 Photos taken for the LikeaGirl Campaign at Alliance High School Methods To make our project a success we used the following process Identified the lack of female self esteem and empowerment in sports as our health disparity Developed a project in which we created a visual representation of self esteem and empowerment Collaborated with fellow student Carli Beckett to take the pictures of the athletes and edit photos taken Communicated with the graphic design department at Alliance High school for permission to print posters Recruited female students in sports and took their photos Printed posters Hung posters in the hallways which encouraged students to join sports and prove that LikeaGirl does not mean you are weak Surveyed students at Alliance Local Schools Acknowledgements Stephani e McKni ght HPAC Advisor Tyl er Poul akos Tyl er Fi tzgeral d AmeriCorps Members C arl i Beckett Student Photographer R obert Qui cci Graphic Design Teacher Meghan Frazier Volleyball Kenzie Fletcher Basketball Maggie Ledbetter Golf Carli Beckett Softball Addyson Cade Swimming Ke Aijah Hawkins Track Mallory Chunat Wrestling Allison Waggoner Cheerleading Student Models C hannel 19 N ew s C l evel and Al l i ance Local School s Always posted the LikeaGirl campaign video on YouTube on June 26 2014 and has gained momentum over the last few years It continues to promote LikeaGirl campaigns across the US References Berman J Why That Like A Girl Super Bowl Ad Was So Groundbreaking Huffpost 2 Feb 2015 Carli Beckett ChloePasco Mia Holt on WOIO Channel 19 News being interviewed about their LikeaGirl campaign Clay K The Importance of Sports in Girls Development Modern Wellness Guide 2019

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De Stress Fest Morgan Mullaly Preston Hartman Ty Ana Moore Alliance High School Background Methods Conclusion Our project s main focus was to reduce student stress before exams at Marlington High School by having a De Stress Day Stress can be harmful to students if they do not get enough sleep and have a lack of personal communication Jennings 2018 According to Foster EDU 85 6 of students suffer from feeling overwhelmed and under pressure from school Stress is a way in which your body responds to stimuli When you come into contact with stress your body releases hormones into the bloodstream These different hormones can put you at risk for negative health problems such as increasing your blood pressure and blood sugar which can lead to stroke heart attacks and diabetes Segal 2019 Although stress over long periods has negative effects there are times in which some amounts of stress can actually be beneficial Stress can help someone in ways to motivate them to do many different things during everyday activities Knowlton 2016 By learning more about stress it helped us conduct a day to help our fellow peers during the time of the year where they are stressed the most To start our group researched stress in teenagers and tips that could lower stress levels Following that we made an announcement asking people to donate new or gently used board games for use during our De stress day This board game drive went on for two weeks The guidance counselors at Marlington started to receive emails and phone calls from people who wanted to donate money and supplies for our day Our group reached out to Ruth Defarnco for three therapy dogs We conducted this day by providing the students with numerous things including therapy dogs coloring pages board games calming music and comforting food After conducting a survey to receive feedback on our day we came to the conclusion that people enjoyed attending the event and using the techniques we provided to help them de stress Everyone had positive things to say on our survey while giving us helpful tips on how to improve it for future years such as having smaller groups having more dogs and having more options for snacks The guidance department has decided that this day was very beneficial and will be implemented into the process of preparing for exams in the future Objectives The objective of our project was to provide methods for students to de stress Research shows that 25 of students have gotten lower grades or dropped classes due to stress How Stress Affects Your Body and Behavior 2016 A vast majority of students have reported being stressed and anxious while several of them have stated they are always stressed All of these statistics proved the need to help students to de stress What we did was Decrease stress tendencies among high school students Ensure a positive experience Teach destress techniques Students enjoying their time with the therapy dogs Results Our goal was to have over 100 students attend our De Stress event The De Stress area was open to the academic assist students during periods 5 8 Approximately 250 students attended and 91 of them who completed our survey thought this day was beneficial and taught de stressing techniques The above graph shows the results to our question Do you think this was a beneficial event and taught de stressing techniques Acknowledgements Stephanie McKnight HPAC Advisor Tyler Poulakos Tyler Fitzgerald AmeriCorps Members Alliance Local Schools Meredith Joyce and Rayell Norman Marlington High School Ruth Defarnco Provider of therapy dogs Local Church Donated supplies Students de stressing with coloring References The above graph shows results to our question What activities based on your newly found knowledge of stress management do you think is the most effective at alleviating stress Jennings K 16 Simple Ways to Relieve Stress and Anxiety Healthline 28 Aug 2018 Carlson D 3 Ways Stress Negatively Affects Student Performance FosterEDU 21 Sept 2016 How stress affects your body and behavior Mayo Clinic 28 Apr 2016 Segal J Stress Symptoms Signs and Causes Help Guide 28 Mar 2019 Knowlton S The Positive Effects of Stress Health Guidance 2016

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Project Unbreakable Olivia Garnes Olivia Hudson Cassidy Lanham Alliance High School Background Methods Mental health struggles are something everyone is familiar with whether it is low self esteem or lack of confidence it can escalate into a crisis Sometimes it can lead to suicide attempts Our project was created with the intention of bringing attention to these struggles and preventing suicide We designed bracelets to give out to students These bracelets had the suicide hotline on them so if the student wearing the bracelet becomes aware of someone in need or they personally needed help they were only a phone call away We also sold chocolate covered pretzels to raise money for Stark County Mental Health and Addiction Recovery The main focus of our project was to provide information on suicide and mental health to students with resources they can use We made two flyers one of which included coping skills the other had resources for parents to use when trying to help their kids which are shown in figures 2 and 3 We made chocolate covered pretzels and sold them to members of our school and those who attended the Marlington vs Alliance basketball game The money raised went to Stark County Mental Health and Addiction Recovery We also had bracelets made that included the suicide hotline and gave them out as a reminder that they are unbreakable Objectives Results We made 203 from the pretzel sales All the money was given to Stark County Mental Health and Addiction Recovery Everyone we interacted with was given bracelets with the national suicide hotline as well as offered resources for help Our goal was to give at least 75 of the bracelets away and we gave almost 100 away to visitors This project has allowed students struggling with mental health issues to find the courage to ask for help when they need it Our objectives for this project were to Provide students with coping skills on dealing with stress To provide parents and guardians with resources to help their kids To spread awareness on mental health and prevent suicide To destigmatize the way people portray those struggling We wanted to help people feel like they were not alone and that it is okay to ask for help Figure 2 Informational pamphlet passed out at the basketball games to educate attendees Figure 4 Project Unbreakable s informational table at Marlington High School Figure 5 Students showing support Acknowledgements Kimberly Woodruff HPAC Advisor Tyler Poulakos Tyler Fitzgerald AmeriCorps Members Alliance High School Marlington High School Darian Long Leanne Heupel Mount Union College Mrs Demaiolo Cosmetology FCS teacher Figure 1 Suicidal Thoughts Attempts Among Stark County Students Area of Need According to Stark County Level Reports it is estimated that 49 5 of US adolescents have had a diagnosed mental health issue within their lifetime All but 10 of those who commit suicide had struggled with a mental disorder in some capacity In addition 90 of suicide victims had a diagnosable mental health disorder thus meaning their suicides could have been prevented Northeast Ohio Youth Health Survey Had these people had the resources they needed they could still be alive today Furthermore around 16 of Stark County youth were not able to get the medical and or psychological care they needed Northeast Ohio Youth Health Survey This shows how severely lacking the community is when it comes to providing resources for those struggling physically and mentally References Figure 3 Informational pamphlet passed out at the basketball games to educate attendees September 18 NorthEast Ohio Youth Health Survey https www starkcountyohio gov StarkCounty media PublicHealth Press 20releases Stark County County Level Report 3 pdf Violence L A n d Get the Facts Retrieved November December 2018 from https www sandyhookpromise org get_educated

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Run For Your Life Alliance High School Sebastian Fisk Abby Oyster Anaya Gilmore Rebecca Bixler Background Methods Methods Future Plans For our HPAC project this year we decided to focus on the problem of childhood obesity in our community When looking into childhood obesity our group found interesting research We found that 1 in 5 school age children between the ages of 16 and 19 are obese in America Obesity Facts 2019 We also found that over 47 of high school grads in the Alliance Canton Massillon area are overweight Stark County Needs Assessments 2015 This is important because this shows that unhealthy habits are developing earlier in teens and pre teens right in our area We want to reach out to younger generations and show them that fitness and healthy eating is fun and impactful on their individual lives We are organizing fitness training days with the goal to reach out to students in grades K 8 in after school programs We would like to spend time and teach them about food proportions and show them stretches exercises they can do to stay active every day We would like to conclude these fitness days with a Color Run following in fall 2019 This is a run or walk for people to get active together We hope our impact could help lower the statistics and show our dedication to this project for years to come We want this to lower the absurd number of students who are not active throughout the day We hope reaching out to younger students will make them more open to being healthy One small step could lead to a big impact lasting for years to come Identified childhood obesity as our health disparity Developed a Color Run project to combat the community s needs Obtained permission from our principle to hold this run Pitched idea to the Middle School Navigator program regarding the training days On Wednesday February 27th we held a training day at the middle school and taught the students about making healthy choices To further our project in our school we mapped out walking paths in our hallways By following these paths students can actively watch how far they walk throughout the day This coming October 6 2019 we plan to hold a Color Run in our community at Silver Park We are in the process of getting all the needed permissions and permits to have this run We are also working on getting supplies such as bibs color packets cones shirts bracelets and other supplies we may need for this event We are encouraging our whole community to either run or walk in this event and enjoy getting covered in color We hope this will have a positive effect on our community A 2017 childhood obesity map puts Ohio at 30 34 9 of all children to be obese or overweight Acknowledgements The Cycle of Childhood Obesity Infographic depicting how kids become affected by obesity Kimberly Woodruff HPAC Advisors Tyler Poulakos Tyler Fitzgerald AmeriCorps Members Shawn Jackson Alliance Principle Alliance Navigator Program Alliance High School Area of Need For our project we wanted to focus on the children and young adults from our community We found alarming statistics regarding the amount of young people that were becoming obese in our area We found that by the time students in our area graduate around 47 of them were considered obese Stark County Needs Assessment 2015 We recognize this as a concern and scheduled a color run in which all community members are invited in order to show them that getting active can be fun We will also educate them as to how exercise will benefit their lives References In our high school we measured out walking paths and hung up arrows around our school to show students how much they walk throughout the day We converted these measurements into feet and how many laps it would take to walk a mile 2015 Stark county health needs assessment Retrieved from https www starkcountyohio gov StarkCounty media StarkCounty StarkCountMain Public 20Health Documents 2015StarkCHNA ReportFINAL4 29 16 1 pdf Obesity Facts Healthy Schools CDC Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Centers for Disease Control and Prevention 2019 www cdc gov healthyschools obesity facts htm

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This is the Last Straw Alliance High School Emily Ward Kallie Mayle Tramar Middleton Background Methods Results We are focusing on reducing the amount of straws at Alliance High School because there is an excessive amount of straws being used daily causing harm to many ocean animals and even people Our high school uses around 600 straws per day which end up in the ocean along with the 5 25 trillion other pieces of plastic in the ocean We devised a plan with the principals and head of the cafeteria to put the straws out of reach and have students ask for them rather than being able to take them as needed Around 13 000 15 000 pieces of plastic end up in the ocean everyday which ultimately kills 100 000 marine creatures and one million sea birds Plastic Statistics 2018 At least 2 3 of the fish stocks are suffering from plastic ingestion 6 4 million tons of plastic are dumped into the ocean each year Scientists have even identified 200 areas in the ocean that are called dead zones where no life organisms can grow now due to plastic Plastic Statistics 2018 In order to conduct our project we did the following We consulted with our principal and head of cafeteria to discuss our plan and how they felt about it Next we devised a plan to place the straws behind the counter to monitor the usages trends Once this was decided the cafeteria workers would keep track of how many straws are being used a day and tally the results We periodically checked the usage results and continued to advocate for students to not use the straws Finally we presented our findings to the school to show the impact our project had on straw usage According to Alliance High School before our project there was a minimum of 600 straws being used per day After putting our plan into action over the course of two weeks there were only 266 straws used The average amount of straws per day was about 27 straws used Our weekly goal was 200 straws and each week we exceeded our goal The results clearly indicate that just by putting the straws behind the counter and having students asking for them the straw usage was reduced After getting more recognition Media Arts wanted to interview us and our principal informed the students over the announcements Area of Need Our main focus was to affect how many straws the students were taking a day and reducing it by placing them behind the counter which forced students to ask for one if they needed it According to National Geographic eight million tons of plastic flows every year into the world s oceans This is dangerous because if the ocean s ecosystem is harmed the effects lead to negative effects on the human population Also we wanted to affect people s outlook on straws and how they negatively affect not only the environment but also our bodies due to certain chemicals in the straws One chemical is polypropylene which can get into the liquid and affect estrogen levels in the human body Ocean Crusaders 2018 Straws are a hazard to the environment but there are factors which exacerbate the damage done to marine life Pre and post straw usage at Alliance High School Acknowledgements 500 000 plastic straws are used daily leading to a significant amount of oceanic pollution containing straws Enactment When doing this project we wanted to reduce the amount of straws taken everyday by as much as possible We understood that we could not get rid of them completely because some students may have a disability which causes them to need a straw We developed the project to remove the dependence of straws within the school We designed four different posters which explained the goal of the project and assured students that if they needed a straw they are required to ask for it We had multiple facts on straws so that students and staff would better understand why this project was being implemented and so they could understand the goal Our group had an interview with media arts Additionally the project details and objectives were announced over the loudspeaker to the entire school Because of this support from the school s teachers and administration we were able to decrease the number of straws used and encourage students to continue not using straws Kimberly Woodruff HPAC Advisors Amy Merda Cafeteria Director Tyler Poulakos Tyler Fitzgerald AmeriCorps Members Alliance High School References Ocean Crusaders 2018 November 12 Plastic statistics Retrieved from http oceancrusaders org plastic crusades plastic statistics National Geographic 2017 April 12 Straw wars the fight to rid the oceans of discarded plastic Retrieved from https www nationalgeographic com au nature straw wars the fightto rid the oceans of discarded plastic aspx Earth Day Network 2019 January 8 Fact sheet how much disposable plastic we use Retrieved from https www earthday org 2018 04 18 fact sheet how muchdisposable plastic we use Fast Company 2018 June 1 Here are the U S cities that have banned plastic straws so far Retrieved from https www fastcompany com 40580132 here are the u s cities thathave banned plastic straws so far

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Unplanned Pregnancy Alliance High School Miranda Priest Seant a Jones Background Methods Results Teen pregnancy is becoming a rising problem Four teens at our school have become pregnant and in Ohio alone there are about 95 pregnant teens per year Canton Rep 2013 After researching we learned that the majority of pregnant teens did not use contraception methods because they did not know the risks of unprotected sex and that it only took one time We started to research why this was the case and began to reflect on our middle school sex education class It was predominantly abstinence based and lacked contraceptive method education In our opinion this method of education was ineffective We developed our project to inform students about contraceptive methods and gave them the necessary tools for safe practices Our target audience was the Intro to Health class at Alliance High School Additionally we made a PowerPoint which would serve as a visual guide for the students Identified teen pregnancy as our health disparity Conducted research about teen pregnancy rates in Ohio Collaborated with Mount Union Nursing program while conducting research Created an informational presentation about sex education to be presented to a classroom Obtained permission from the Intro to Health teacher to present to the class Created a Pre Post survey for the students Presented to the Intro to Health class The below graphs depict the results of the pre post tests the students were given The initial pretest found that 72 of the students in attendance scored a 50 or higher The post test revealed that 77 of the student achieved 50 or higher Our goal was to show growth in students knowledge and we were able to achieve this growth Overall we believe students were able to learn more from our presentation and we will continue to present to classes when we can Area of Need According to Planned Parenthood Birth control is a safe and easy way to prevent pregnancy Some types of birth control can also help treat certain health problems or provide other health benefits Due to this fact we wanted to educated students at our school about these methods to prevent unplanned pregnancy In addition the Office of Adolescent Health has identified 8 241 females under the age of 20 that have become pregnant in 2016 This is a small portion of the 212 062 total within the United States Due to this large number the goal of this project was to educate students rather than them becoming another statistic Hopefully after completing the project students will use what they learned to live a healthy and safe life Pre Test Results Figure 2 Pre test results obtained prior to the presentation Enactment Day For our project Unplanned Pregnancy we decided to make a presentation and present it to the Intro to Health class We made a PowerPoint presentation with slides addressing different types of contraception available and how effective they are We also discussed some of the different types of disease and STDs you can get if protection is not used Before the presentation we gave the students a pretest to take and after we presented the slides we gave them the same test as a post test We wanted to measure the effectiveness of the presentation and the knowledge the students obtained Post Test Results Figure 3 Post test results obtained after the presentation Acknowledgments Kimberly Woodruff HPAC Advisor Tyler Poulakos Tyler Fitzgerald AmeriCorps Members Mount Union Nursing Program Alliance High School References Rink M Stark Teen Births Drop Canton Rep 22 Feb 2013 https www cantonrep com x1959345139 Stark teen births drop Figure 4 Presentation to the Intro to Health class Figure 1 The map above shows that Ohio falls in the 25 to 30 births out of 1 000 are to teen mothers CDC gov Office of Adolescent Health Ohio Adolescent Reproductive Health Facts HHS gov US Department of Health and Human Services 27 Mar 2019 www hhs gov ash oah facts and stats national and statedatasheets adolescent reproductive health ohio index html Parenthood Planned Birth Control Services Methods amp Effectiveness Planned Parenthood www plannedparenthood org get care ourservices birth control

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Are Your Kids Safe Ellie Brugh David Sutton and J Dynn Seals Alliance High School Background High schoolers across the U S participate in various sports some of which are high contact sports When students get injured there s usually an athletic trainer AT on the sidelines However sometimes AT s are not available to student athletes All high school studentathletes deserve the same protection as college and professional athletes who have an AT on the sidelines at all times Numerous types of injuries occur in sports and if there is no AT available students are at risk for long lasting injuries Athletic trainers provide injury prevention emergency care clinical diagnosis therapeutic intervention and rehabilitation of injuries and medical conditions Weeks 2015 The National Athletic Trainers Association states that at least one full time athletic trainer should be at schools that play sports However only 37 of schools in the US meet that recommendation Cooper 2015 The protocols AT s follow ensure that studentathletes are healthy before returning to the game To spread awareness of this issue our group decided to create and distribute a video that would help youth coaches understand the need for AT s Pictures Conclusion We hope that our video will spread awareness to different schools in our community about the lack of athletic trainers Throughout our project we struggled with what to put in our video With further work on this project there could be a more informative video with more detail and a better script This team wants to make a difference at secondary schools without access to an athletic trainer and help prevent injuries We hope a difference is made after discussing the statistics about schools with and without athletic trainers David Sutton and J Dynn Seals in the video that was sent to the schools youth coaches Area of Need The chart above shows the sports where athletic trainers are needed the most Research proves that high school students with access to an AT had more concussion knowledge Fifty five percent of concussions went unreported in high schools who didn t have an AT Kerr and Cortes 2017 An athletic trainer is critical to the early recognition and care of sports injuries A study done with 715 athletes 503 males and 212 females showed that 61 3 had access to an AT while 38 7 didn t have access Athletes who had access had 10 to 30 more knowledge of the signs and symptoms of concussions Cooper 2015 The National Athletic Trainers Association states that athletic trainers have a specific education that makes them the best health care professional to provide effective and efficient medical care to high school athletes Acknowledgments Stephanie McKnight HPAC Advisors CPR Instructor Tyler Poulakos Tyler Fitzgerald AmeriCorps Members Alliance Local Schools Alliance High School s Media Arts Reference Cooper L Understanding the Role of Athletic Trainers in High Schools Athletic Business 2015 Methods To complete our project we accomplished the following Identified the lack of athletic trainers in secondary schools as our health disparity within our community Researched the statistics between students knowledge and their injuries if an AT was present at their school Contacted Alliance HS Media Arts for help with the video to send to youth coaches Created a script for our video Produced our video Kerr Z Cortes N and et al Concussion Rates in U S Middle School Athletes 2015 2016 School Year American Journal of Preventive Medicine vol 53 no 6 pp 914 918 Part of our training in the Sports Medicine program is to acquire some of the same knowledge as Athletic Trainers Here one of the students is learning how to properly tape an ankle Weeks A Six Reasons to Have Athletic Trainers in High School Intermountain Healthcare 2015

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First Aid For Volunteer Youth Coaches Nicole Borosky Reilly Lutz Jennia Wasson Alliance High Schools Background Methods Conclusion We organized a first aid class for volunteer youth coaches We thought this was a serious need in our community for all youth coaches to be CPR and First aid trained While getting the word out about the class we talked to multiple coaches from our area Identified that there was a need for CPR certifications for youth coaches in our community Developed a CPR program for the youth coaches Obtained permission from Alliance schools to hold the CPR certification at the school Emailed youth coaching programs in the Alliance area to promote the CPR class being held Approved Stephanie McKnight to be the CPR instructor Researched first aid kits that would be most beneficial to youth coaches After talking to the coaches that attended our class we concluded that the CPR and First Aid class was needed for all youth coaches The head coaches that attended were not sure how to get more coaches to attend but they know that it is something that is needed Therefore if there was anything that we could do differently it would be identifying and solving the issue of how to make CPR trainings aware to youth coaches Area of Need When parents send their kids off to their sporting events they hope they don t get hurt If they do get hurt they hope the coaches will be able to help them and know what they are doing But the truth is that most youth coaches are volunteers or parents of players and they have little to no first aid training whatsoever Most coaches do not even carry a first aid kit with basic supplies Studies show that only 5 10 of youth sports coaches have any first aid training Importance of Coach Education 2011 Sometimes a player will go down on the field and the coaches will look around not knowing what to do Stratus 2014 A survey was conducted questioning 1 000 athletes in 7th 10th grade 1 000 coaches and 1 000 parents Children aged 13 15 had the largest number of injuries and 90 of the athletes said they were injured while playing a sport Without proper CPR training in the event of an emergency this 90 of athletes will be left helpless lacking the potential care they may need Athletic Edge 2018 In the US alone 1 24 million kids were seen in the emergency room for sports related injuries in 2013 Some of the most serious injuries that happen are concussion head injuries dehydration broken fractured bones and sprains strains Crowe 2015 Our group with the fellow CPR trainees HPAC members clapping to the rate of chest compressions as they were making sure the attendees were doing it correctly Acknowledgements The coaches in this picture are practicing chest compressions during CPR Results We assessed our project by evaluating how many coaches students signed up for the certifications program Our goal was to have at least 8 coaches sign up and take the class We had 6 coaches attend the class All the coaches that came to our CPR event were head coaches of large youth sports organizations Some of the coaches comments were I really liked how you put this together I don t know how else to get volunteer coaches certified Are you going to do this next year Stephanie McKnight HPAC Advisors CPR Instructor Tyler Poulakos Tyler Fitzgerald AmeriCorps Members Alliance Local Schools Kate Nematollahi Director of National Alliance of Youth Sports References Importance of Coach Education National Alliance for Youth Sports 2011 Straus L First Aid Many Youth Coaches Lack Training MomsTeam 14 Oct 2014 Crowe J Coaching Certification Is a Necessary Step in Rebuilding Trust in the Safety of Youth Sports Safe Kids Worldwide 9 Mar 2015 Athletic Edge Who s Liable for Youth Sports Injuries Athletic Training Room Equipment Taping Stations Tables Lockers Athletic Edge www teamedgeathletics com blog whos liable for youth sportsinjuries aspx

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De end of Depression Reyanna DeLeon Samuel Holt Nick Deack Alliance High School Background Results Our project focuses on mental health awareness and empowering Alliance High School students to feel important We decided to create a wall of sticky notes with empowering messages The sticky notes have positive quotes written on them to help improve our students days This board is placed in the front of the building near the front doors to ensure all students have access to it We noticed that there have been students taking one and then writing their own positive note for someone else to grab The students have responded well to the board and it will continue to be in the school for the remainder of the year Our main goal is to brighten someone s day and make each student feel loved and important Our goal for this project is to create a sustainable board which will continuously have positive messages on it throughout the school year We set an initial goal of having at least 75 sticky notes on the board at all times Fortunately students have been taking the sticky notes and replacing them with additional messages We are going to evaluate the number of sticky notes that are used within a given week to identify the rate of utilization Our goal by the end of the school year is to have at least 50 sticky notes taken each week Area of Need In the United States 1 out of every 5 families have a family member that suffers from a mental illness 1 Having a mental illness should be considered just as serious as having a physical illness According to the 2010 report 49 5 of adolescents met criteria for mental health disorders 3 This is a serious problem that we are trying to impact in a positive way Depression symptoms reported among high school students throughout the U S in grades 9 12 2 21 of males 41 of females Reports of high school students in grades 9 12 who seriously considered attempting suicide 2 12 males 23 females These facts prove that mental health awareness is needed and that it is important for students to feel empowered and think positively about themselves Addressing this health concern head on has allowed us to impact the rising mental health crisis This board was placed near the front door of the school to ensure easy access to students This board will serve as a beacon of help for those in need of an uplifting message during hard times Above are examples of sticky notes written and placed on the board for students to take in a time of need Methods Identified mental health awareness as our health disparity to be addressed Researched Stark County statistics regarding mental health Developed a project which could be implemented schoolwide Obtained approval to have sticky note board placed in the caf area at Alliance High School Acquired sticky notes and markers needed to write the positive messages Wrote initial sticky notes to be placed on the board for the students to take Set up the board in the school caf area and a table for students to write their own messages Monitored the board to ensure sticky notes are always available Acknowledgements Stephanie McKnight HPAC Advisors CPR Instructor Tyler Poulakos Tyler Fitzgerald AmeriCorps Members Alliance Local Schools Shawn Jackson Alliance High School Principle Reference 1 Mental Health Advocacy and Support Ohio NAMI Stark County namistarkcounty org 2 Office of Adolescent Health Adolescent Mental Health Disorders HHS gov US Department of Health and Human Services 28 Oct 2016 www hhs gov ash oah adolescentdevelopment mental health mental health disorders index html 3 Prevalence Prevalence Youth gov youth gov youth topics youthmental health prevalance mental health disorders among youth

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Hope for Homeless Alexxes Trusty and Hannah Summers Alliance High School Methods Abstract Our HPAC project focused on the rising rates of homelessness in our country and making our community aware of the issue In Ohio there is a yearly estimated amount of 23 000 people that are homeless and 10 of those people are living in poverty and experience homelessness every year NEOCH 2017 In Stark County Alliance Canton and Massillon there are many people on the street corners and living in homeless shelters because they do not have a home To address this issue we conducted three collection drives at our school The first two collected food and were held at the Alliance band concerts The third focused on hygiene products which was held at Louisville Church of Christ The food that was collected was donated to the Alliance Food Pantry and the hygiene products were donated to the Alliance Domestic Violence Shelter Results Identified homelessness as our health disparity within our community Developed a collection drive project idea to be implemented within our community Gained permission from the Alliance band director to place collection boxes at the band concerts Gained permission from the Louisville Church of Christ to place collections boxes at the church Designed informational handouts to accompany the collection boxes Donated all supplies to the Alliance Domestic Shelter Altogether we wanted to help provide the necessities for the homeless population in Stark County by gathering donations of hygiene and food products For the food collection drive our initial goal was 70 items and the hygiene drive we had a goal of 200 items After the products were collected we donated them to Alliance Domestic Shelter We completed our collection drive with a total of 92 food items and 740 hygiene products Figure 4 Picture of the donated food items Total of 92 Area of Need Homelessness in Stark County is a prominent issue and addressing it can diminish the suffering within society According to NEOCH in 2017 Cleveland Public schools saw 2 744 homeless students This is important because it shows that there are not just adults but kids on the street that may be struggling and providing for themselves Additionally we found that the amount of people on the streets in 2017 there Stark County were 1 500 people Stark County Homeless 2017 Due to this intervention must occur and our project helps those in need Figure 1 14 4 of individuals in Stark County are suffering from hunger which has a direct link to homelessness due to the vast majority of those within this statistic are homeless lacking their basic human needs food and shelter Figure 2 Alexxes and Hannah posing with donated items before donating Enactment On February 10th the pastor of Louisville Church of Christ announced the hygiene collection drive We set up boxes all around the church Each box had a written explanation of our purpose and what items were being collected There are about 250 300 people who donated which helped us surpass our goal The youth group went out and bought hygiene products and some socks Figure 3 Signs like this are held up everyday in order for homeless individuals to survive Ending suffering for the homeless was the main goal of this project and to ensure no one has to live worried where their next meal will come from Figure 5 Picture of donated hygiene products from the Louisville Church of Christ Acknowledgements Kimberly Woodruff HPAC Advisors Tyler Poulakos Tyler Fitzgerald AmeriCorps Members Alliance High School Louisville Church of Christ Alliance Domestic Violence Shelter References Northeast Ohio Coalition for the Homeless n d Poverty Stats 2017 Retrieved October 17 2018 from https www neoch org poverty stats 2017 Stark County Homeless n d Data Homeless Continuum Retrieved October 17 2018 from https starkhomeless starkmhar org data

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Rock Solid Caleb McFarland Eduardo Diaz Nate Heater Alliance High School Background A current major health issue is childhood obesity Obesity affects children mentally and physically It can lower a child s moral and even decrease his or her confidence levels around others It makes them feel as if they re inferior to others and puts them in a poor mental state Obesity affects children many ways physically for example it can affect their joints and bones from all the excess pressure bearing down on their bodies and it can make them more injury prone because of the lack of muscle The stronger you are in the important muscle groups involving the sport you play the healthier you ll become Being overweight can lead to depression anxiety and make it more difficult to perform daily tasks Courtney s Corner 2015 Project Day Results We took attendance during our four weeks with the middle school track athletes students Our goal was to have 40 participants per week and we accomplished this at every meeting HPAC members leading exercises with the students Area of Need Conclusion As a state Ohio is ranked 16 51 for highest child obesity rate in the United States The State of Obesity in Ohio 2017 Kids between 10 17 are becoming obese in our state and we need to prevent this before they become adults Ohio is currently ranked 11 51 for Adult Obesity The State of Obesity in Ohio 2017 We decided to show some of the younger middle school students some exercises and workouts to help prevent obesity After realizing that childhood obesity was a problem in our community we decided that it was best if we tried to make a change for the better The techniques and methods that we used to get students in shape included various core workouts and preparation for the track season Not only do core workouts strengthen the core but it s a morale booster and it keeps the kids safer from injury We had over forty kids attend each workout session After discussing the workouts with the students we found that most of them did not know many of the routines By making the youth aware of these different workouts we hope this keeps them healthy and decreases the risk of childhood obesity Discussing the issue of childhood obesity with the students that attended Beginning of the core workouts Methods Acknowledgements Identified lack of core strength in young teens as our health disparity Researched a plan to help solve this problem Found somewhere effective to implement our research and plan Completed our plan for a once a week workout for 4 weeks Sent students home with a workout sheet that included the exercises we did with them Stephanie McKnight HPAC Advisor Tyler Poulakos Tyler Fitzgerald AmeriCorps Members Alliance Local Schools Alex Wesely Annie Zielasko Mount Union Univ students project mentors References The State of Obesity in Ohio The State of Obesity 2017 More workouts that were practiced by the students Courtney s Corner Focus on Core Strength to Increase Participation in Activities Neurofibromatosis NF Center 5 Nov 2015

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Improving Community Engagement A Collaboration Between the Cleveland Police Foundation and the Cleveland Police Department Chenoa Miller AmeriCorps HPAC Specialist Baldwin Wallace University Project Description AmeriCorps HPAC Specialists serving with the Cleveland Police Foundation CPF help create promote and conduct community engagement events with the residents in Cleveland Ohio and the Cleveland Police Department The CPF hosted several events that allowed students to interact with current police officers through different forums and to participate in various activities CPF also opens the door for young adults to participate in Project ECHO videoconferencing sessions where police officers and students speak about community issues and racial disparities in criminal justice It gives the youth a voice about the justice system while also building a bond with one another Objectives To change the perception of police in Cleveland and close the gap between police and community to unite all parties in working together for the common good To build a bridge of unity that will be generational Area of Need Many young urban residents have mental health concerns yet they lack mental health awareness In their community it has become normalized to ignore mental health There is also a need to realize the trauma of the community and how to address it in healthy ways Each District 1st 5th has similar problems but show the effects of the trauma in different ways Community Discussions Tarblooders Barbershop Police Officers Paul Dunbar Students Glenville Residents Cleveland Police Foundation Paul Dunbar Middle School Wade Park Middle School Hanna Gibbons Middle School Artemus Ward Middle School Wilson Middle School Alai Stevenson Middle School Tarblooders Barbershop St Clair Ave Cleveland Cleveland Police Districts 1 5 Jane Addams High School Black Shield Police Association Cookin With Cops was a six part regional serious cooking competition that was lead by the CPF Multiple schools participated including Paul Dunbar Alai Stevenson Wade Park Hannah Gibbons and Artemus Ward Teams were comprised of 5th 8th graders and police officers from the 1st 5th Districts The competitions most of which were held at the middle schools taught the children the health benefits of eating healthy and also how to prepare a healthy meal The winning teams from each school moved on to the final round which was held downtown at the Tri C Hospitality Center where they were accompanied by professional chefs ECHO Sessions One of our events is our monthly ECHO Sessions The above photo was taken during an ECHO session labeled Barber Shop Talks that was addressing toxic masculinity As the conversation grew the group also addressed toxic femininity The owner of the barbershop two other barbers five students from Paul Dunbar Middle School and regular participants from the community attended the event People who stopped in to get a hair cut also joined into the conversation This conversation provided a new perspective on what it means to become a man and why knowing who to surround yourself with is important All of these things affect mental health and an individual s growth as a person Wade Park Middle School Police Officers W P Students Jane Addams Students What s Next Our Partners Cookin With Cops ECHO Session at Third District Police Station community room Black Shield Presidents MLK High School Students Police Officer Carmen We hope to continue the programs we have instituted and build on those to create new opportunities for community engagement Programs we plan to continue and or implement in the future include Reach youth at younger ages elementary school Vote Your Interest Initiative Public Safety Career Pipeline Program Future Engagement through Barbershop Talks Craftin with Cops Cookin with Cops Cleanin with Cops App for Safe Routes to School

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Breaking Barriers Building Bridges Washing Away Negative Perceptions Watering Positive Seeds of Understanding Brittany Moore AmeriCorps HPAC Specialist Baldwin Wallace University Introduction Today it is no secret that there is a massive disconnect between the police and the communities that they serve A sub issue and one that can be seen as the most pressing is the disconnect between the police and young adults from ages 14 30 This issue is one that Commander Brandon Kutz of Cleveland s 4th District is very passionate about Commander Kutz is committed to ensuring the safety of his officers as well as the communities that they serve In one of our first meetings he stated that his officers had the toughest time engaging young adults ages 14 44 in nonemergency friendly interactions He wanted to find ways to increase meaningful soft contacts nonemergency engagement and friendly personable interactions Taking this into account we set out to break down barriers and encourage these soft contacts A partnership with the Cleveland Housing Partners formerly the Cleveland Housing Network presented a great opportunity to interact with young adults ages 14 18 From this partnership the CHN CPD 4th District Service Day was born This service day consisted of 2 teams of young adults and officers Team 1 landscaped the front of the 4th District while team 2 cleaned the interior and exterior of squad cars Photo Recap Team 1 after washing over 20 squad cars Part of Team 2 catching some shade after a long day of landscaping Objective This event was created in hopes of facilitating meaningful soft contacts between officers and young adults This goal would be accomplished by giving the officers the opportunity to work side by side with the young adults via a car wash for police squad cars landscaping the front of the district and a hot dog lunch Conclusion This event did exactly what we expected it to do Officers and the young adults were excitedly engaged in conversation from beginning to end Officers who drove their squad cars through the car wash even stepped out of their vehicles to help those who were cleaning their cars Off duty officers stayed after their shifts came in early and even came in on their off days to help with the landscaping Tons of jokes were told laughs were shared and pictures were taken Some officers even sat with the young adults and shared a meal with them The purpose of making meaningful soft contacts was fulfilled in an enjoyable manner for both parties There were even some young adults who stated that they were jealous of the Cleveland Housing Partners intern that was assigned to the district for the summer They stated that the officers were cool and that they would love to work here everyday All in all this event was a complete success Some of Team 1 s CHN Interns with 2 of Cleveland s finest officers A CHN Intern wrapping himself in the CHN banner CEO s Antonio and Crystal with their interns Kenny and Brittany Commander Kutz Cleveland Housing Partners COO Pat Kenney Capt McEntee Team 1 and officers working together to clean squad cars Highlights Commander Kutz and a intern from CHN 4th District administration participation Officer participation both on and off duty over 50 officers total Youth participation 25 total Fruitful engagement and conversation between officers and young adults Observing young adults and officers work together to complete a common goal The excitement of the youth when engaging with officers and their desire to want to return for a part 2 Special Thank You CHN and CPD 4th District Partnership Cleveland Police Foundation AmeriCorps City of Cleveland Division of Police 4th District Community Engagement Officers CEO s Andino 791 and Lewis 1666 Cleveland Housing Partners

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HPAC as an Asset to Career Technical Programs Christa Wilk AmeriCorps HPAC Specialist Baldwin Wallace University Overview Impact Report In the 2018 2019 school year HPAC partnered with seven career technical programs These programs include nursing tech athletic tech biomedical and allied health programs Students often come from their home school districts as a part of school compact and spend part or all of their day learning career specific information in addition to state curriculum Students in some programs receive special certifications that allow them to work in their field during college get jobs out of high school or put them ahead of their peers entering undergraduate degrees For example students at Portage Lakes Career Center leave high school with an Associate s degree STNA and CNA certifications The teachers of career tech programs partnered this year embedded HPAC programming into their classes AmeriCorps members led activities during school introduced the IDEAS model and guided students in developing and implementing their projects as a part of their career tech programs Partnership with career tech allows students to apply their specific usually health related interests in a community service context HPAC Benefits for Career Tech Students AmeriCorps Members not only bring a new opportunity for active student involvement and learning but also lead lessons to cultivate soft skills that teachers may not have time to include in their curriculum including Public speaking Presentation skills Research skills including how to use EBSCOhost and Google Scholar Introduction to APA format Connecting students with internships scholarships Critical thinking Start to finish project development Group learning 272 career tech students participated Working on 61 HPAC projects 3300 AmeriCorps Contact Hours Unique Aspects of Partnerships Pre nursing students at Portage Lakes Career Center brainstorm project ideas Student Project Highlight Students in a rural pre nursing program were concerned with the sexual health of their school they had learned about the importance of STD testing for sexually active individuals They observed their peers were reluctant to ask for advice and were unsure of their rights related to healthcare and privacy These students built a website that provided their peers with information instructions on how to make appointments how insurance works and how to get to an office that can serve their needs Career tech students often have specific interests or concerns that have motivated them to participate in career tech programs including nursing elder care sports injuries concussions nutrition and maximizing athletic performance Students tend to include these interests in their HPAC projects HPAC gives students the opportunity to explore these interests in further depth than in their mandated curriculum and AmeriCorps Volunteers guide students in creating a project that applies these interests to the community Some of the many projects that combined career tech interests this year include Reducing post injury depression in athletes Turf cleanliness Maximizing athletic performance through nutrition Concussion awareness STD prevention School safety first aid Benefits to Career Tech Programs Students often use their HPAC projects for other career tech requirements and competitions including Student in the Norton Athletic Tech program practices public speaking skills through an improv activity called Make a Story Senior capstone HOSA Skills USA

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Changing the Health of Our Communities Through Coopetition and Community Capacity Building Tyler Poulakos and Hannah Grimes AmeriCorps HPAC Specialists Baldwin Wallace University Introduction Coopetition and Community Capacity Building CCB aids in enhancing the health of our communities by enabling cooperation among organizations while ensuring that they mutually benefit as they work to achieve common goals that advance community health Sharing motives and ideals allows for a greater span of impact when community members join forces The Corps for Rural and Urban Success and Health CRUSH engages their communities daily in CCB and coopetition to improve overall health as they operate an organization known as Health Professions Affinity Community in local school systems and community organizations throughout Ohio Community Capacity Building According to OECD Community capacity building CCB focuses on enabling all members of the community including the poorest and the most disadvantaged to develop skills and competencies so as to take greater control of their own lives and also contributes to inclusive local development 2 With CCB communities can be more cohesive allowing economic and social challenges to be addressed and effectively fixed Health Professions Affinity Community HPAC participates in CCB to advance the health of its under served students and communities through mutual learning and engagement enriched by health professions education and community partnerships AmeriCorps HPAC specialists also contribute to CCB through our community health worker certification as we act as a liaison between community members of all socioeconomic levels and their health resources When access and understanding of health resources becomes more attainable the overall health of the community improves as individual members making healthier lifestyle and behavior decisions Healthier citizens create healthier communities which is the overall goal of CCB Community Coopetition Community coopetition involves the collaboration and cooperation of community resources whom share common ideas and motives and who would otherwise compete for audiences and resources Coopetition can be especially beneficial in building the health of our communities as community outlets can merge together to unite in addressing the disparity or inequity at hand This creates efficiency by allowing the merging of similar audiences as well as the exchange of versatile resources leading to a more powerful impact HPAC empowers underserved youth to address local disparities and inequity in the face of limited resources Thus HPAC s ability to empower a change relies heavily upon using the resources and capabilities that existing community members provide The coopetition between our organization and our community partners allow us to have a mutually symbiotic relationship which we can both benefit from Often this involves bringing together community organizations and businesses that work toward the same goal i e reducing the same disparity but do not work together This encourages collaboration on their part and their combined efforts make their impact more effective Works Cited 1 AmeriCorps Serve Ohio serve ohio gov AmeriCorps 2 Noya Antonella and Emma Clarence Community Capacity Building Fostering Economic and Social Resilience OECD 2009 www oecd org cfe leed 44681969 pdf HPAC in Action In spring of 2018 HPAC organized various events in the Youngstown Ohio area that captured the true essence of CCB and coopetition and the change provoking effects they produce Penguins Against Drug Abuse was an educational awareness seminar focusing on the debilitating opioid epidemic plaguing the area This event involved the collaboration of numerous resources including a motivational speaker focusing on self empowerment an area rehabilitative drug court representative a physical therapy pain management program focusing on natural pain relief as well as various competing rehab facilities and counseling services Despite having individualized business agendas these unique specialties worked in partnership on this day to educate their community and share resources with the common goal of combatting drug addiction Attendee survey responses showed that the event was well reciprocated and those who attended left feeling informed and equipped Another exemplary event was Buddies not Barriers which brought together the local Rich Center for Autism as well as the Down Syndrome Association At this event a fun and friendly environment was created as community members became buddies and enjoyed creative activities with members of these groups who often feel ostracized by society Though they have differing focuses these organizations were able to mutually benefit by coming together and taking part in this event which left their members to feel a sense of inclusiveness and belonging Acknowledgements Gina Weisblat PhD HPAC founder University Hospitals Director Center for Community Impact Equity Diversity Inclusion Health Professions Affinity Community HPAC Baldwin Wallace University Center for Health Disparities Research and Education

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Our Voices Matter Empowering Youth Through Civic Engagement Kimberly Inthavong and Katarina Smiley AmeriCorps HPAC Specialists Baldwin Wallace University OVERVIEW The mission of the Cleveland Police Foundation is to strengthen the bonds between the Cleveland Division of Police and the citizens it serves working together to make the city safer for all By ensuring the safety of the community the CPF is working to improve the overall health of the community through engaging with youth to empower them to develop solutions to issues they identify in their community FEDERAL CONSENT DECREE UNITED STATES vs CITY OF CLEVELAND CONSENT DECREE The United States Department of Justice and the City of Cleveland entered into a Consent Decree on June 12 2015 Consent Decree Under the Consent Decree the Cleveland Division of Police CDP is required to improve its operations and policies in areas including recruitment training and community relations to demonstrate a shift to a more transparent collaborative and community engaging approach to policing To oversee the implementation of the Consent Decree a 21 member panel of national experts and local community members was created to serve as the Cleveland Police Monitoring Team Monitoring Team Ultimately the Monitoring Team recommends approval or disapproval to the Court of changes in policy training procedure and other practices within CDP In accordance with the Consent Decree a Community Police Commission Commission consisting of thirteen 13 members who represent the diverse communities in Cleveland was established on September 8 2015 The work of the Commission is to hold public meetings assess policies and make recommendations not develop and deliver programming Collectively the Commission CDP and the Community Relations Board will work with the District Policing Committees formerly District Community Relations Committees to facilitate regular communications and cooperation between CDP and the citizens it serves as well as develop a District Relations Committee that includes the voice of youth HUB AND SPOKE NETWORK Police District 1 Police Police District District 2 2 Police District 5 Super HUB Police Police District District 4 4 Police Police District District 3 3 Meeting Structure Frequency Bi monthly COMMUNITY PROBLEM SOLUTION ORIENTED POLICING Agenda Introduction 1 3 Case Studies Didactic Reflection and Challenge Community Problem Oriented Policing utilizes a variety of approaches to address crime and disorder issues including partnerships between law enforcement and organizations as well as community members District Police Department District Policing Committees formerly called District Community Relations Committees Should include a representative cross section of community members including for example representatives of social service providers faith leaders local business owners youth etc from that District Each District Policing Committee also will include at least one CDP officer from that District Youth Police Development Council The objective of the Youth Police Development Council is to engage adults and police to invest in our youth and help them build bridge and link their social capital so they can achieve success REFERENCES National Institute n d Problem Oriented Policing Retrieved from https www crimesolutions gov PracticeDetails aspx ID 32 Weiss D 2014 Social Determinants of Health Retrieved from https www researchgate net figure SocialDeterminants of Health SDOH_fig1_281961352 Build a more symbiotic relationship among our youth seniors and police through the creation of the Youth Police Development Council with a focus on three key initiatives 1 Leadership Development Program Develop leadership and mentoring skills 2 Youth Police Meditation Program Build conflict resolution and self advocacy skills 3 Solution Oriented Policing Program Train and engage youth to examine problems in their community and develop strategies to solve them known as the Our Voices Matter ECHO Project Panel of Experts with focus on various areas Cleveland Division of Police Cleveland Public Library Cleveland Metropolitan School District CMSD CMSD Police Mental Health specialists Faith based organizations TOPICS TO BE ADDRESSED Mental Health Self Harm Depression Public Safety Gun Violence Gangs Personal Safety Sexual Harassment Stalking Discrimination Racism LGBTQ Bias Education College Planning Career Financial Literacy Overall Health Infant Mortality Teen Pregnancy STDs STIs Poverty Youth Police Relations

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2018 2019 University Hospitals Health Scholars Gretchen Mason Shayla Wiley AmeriCorps HPAC Specialists Baldwin Wallace University Background Who Are the UH Health Scholars Representation is essential to every aspect of our lives especially as it relates to the quality of healthcare we receive If physicians continue to fail to reflect the communities they serve poor healthcare outcomes will persist There is a shortage of underrepresented minority URM physicians which actively contributes to healthcare disparities experienced by communities of color Meghani et al 2009 Research shows that patients report greater satisfaction when they have a physician of their own race Tanne 2002 Patients with concordant physician relationships have longer and more meaningful visits and are less likely to miss primary care appointments Meghani et al 2009 Empathy and the ability to form a trusted relationship is also essential for patient retention and medical adherence School Year Projects Health Scholars Spring Social March 22 2019 Shadow UH physicians Research in Labs Project based learning opportunities HPAC Scholars Day Field trips to learn from medical experts E mentoring with NEOMED pharmacy and medical students Mentoring with Cleveland Clinic and CWRU medical students PSAT Prep 8 intensive weekend sessions UH Health Scholar Activities Health Scholars is a pipeline program out of University Hospitals that works with 30 under represented minority students aspiring to become physicians The school year program is made up of students across Cleveland schools that meet weekly for two hours at John Hay s Cleveland School of Science and Medicine CSSM and Shaker Heights High School School year projects follow the scientific method and provide students with research exposure Students topics range from the impact empathy has on patient healthcare outcomes to caffeine withdrawal on the body stress impact on the mind and body signs of dementia and the efficacy of safe sex education 2018 2019 Highlights Cooper 2009 The goal of Health Scholars is to raise the number of URM physicians in Cleveland to actively address the negative health outcomes that result from lack of representation In addition to this goal each module every 2 weeks focuses on a different skill necessary for scholars to relate communicate and empathize with their future patients Some of these topics have included ACE s trauma informed care the importance of spoken and unspoken communication self efficacy mindfulness and implicit biases References Cooper Lisa Powe Neil 2004 July Disparities in patient experiences Health care processes and outcomes The role of patient provider racial Ethnic and language concordance Weekend PSAT Prep Meghani Salimah H et al Patient provider raceconcordance does it matter in improving minority patients health outcomes Ethnicity health vol 14 1 2009 107 30 doi 10 1080 13557850802227031 Tanne Janice 2002 Nov Patients are more satisfied with care from doctors of same race Retrieved from https www ncbi nlm nih gov pmc articles PMC1124573 Our Goals 8 designated socio emotional and executive functioning skills necessary for academic and professional success Themes linking Chemistry to their school courses and healthcare Empathy interpersonal skills meditation and communication strategies Best practices and strategies to address Social Determinants of Health Acknowledgements Medical Student Mentors First communication building exercise at Shaker HS AmeriCorps CRUSH HPAC University Hospitals Cleveland School of Science and Medicine Shaker Heights High School Meditation at CSSM

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Academic Improvement with Mentoring Tutoring Camaron Mays and Jasmyn Young AmeriCorps HPAC Specialists Baldwin Wallace University Introduction Statistics Projected Outcomes Well rounded students who are respectful to themselves Camaron Mays and Jasmyn Young are AmeriCorps adults and their peers Service Members serving at Bolton Elementary School MC2STEM High School and Cleveland State University s Increased Communication Skills Urban Health Fellowship At Bolton Elementary an after Increased Academic Skills school program coined Strengthening Our Students SOS Increased Emotional Skills serves to provide mentoring and tutoring to students who Increased Behavior lack social and academic support outside of school As Increased Attitude mentors and tutors it is our mission to improve social and academic skills that will be utilized continuously throughout their primary education secondary education and higher education Along with mentoring and tutoring consistency makes a positive impact on social emotional mental and Bolton Elementary Students AfterSchool Tutoring Strengthening Our Students SOS academic skills Goals Encourage Confidence and Academic Growth in Students Through Peer Mentoring Utilize Role to Break Barriers in a Student s Social and Academic Life Aim to Eliminate Unhealthy Social and and Behavioral Practices by Providing Students with Tools that Help Them Effectively Communicate Special Thanks Baldwin Wallace University Citizenship Health Institute ServeOhio Strengthening Our Students SOS Cleveland Metropolitan School District Bolton Elementary School References As a tutor and mentor we can positively impact the Behavioral Patterns and Social Circumstances of a Students Determinants of Health Behavioral Patterns and Social Circumstances make up the majority of one s Determinants of Health https spark adobe com page 6dvQB http ontheedgementoring weebly com resources html http www prosperwaco org mentor coalition http youth gov youth topics mentoring https www dosomething org us facts 11 facts about bullying

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Adapting HPAC Across the Pipeline AmeriCorps Corps for Rural and Urban Success and Health CRUSH Tyler Fitzgerald and Kaley Furner Introduction High School AmeriCorps HPAC Leaders serve students as young as fifth grade to seniors in college The difficulty with leading students in many grade levels is that we must adapt a different form of teaching between each grade Middle schoolers need complete guidance and a step by step procedure on how to finish a task High schoolers are taught by example therefore by explaining the importance of each step and modeling the path for them they can complete the task independently College students understand the importance of helping their community and rely on fellow teammates when disruptions occur Fox 2019 Once adapting on how to work with each group AmeriCorps Leaders begin understanding the different inspirations behind each project There is a pattern noticed in students among these different grade levels Middle school projects tend to be inspired by their environment and what they witness High school projects focus on many personal issues that they face as members of their community College students gain ambition due to a topic related to future careers Hegedus 2017 There are exceptions but realizing the pattern helps with adapting HPAC across various grade levels In giving them a task and showing the first steps to reach a goal allows them to then finalize the task independently They often need help reaching out to community members for assistance To keep them focused it is best to assign weekly tasks This will lead to successful steps in their project while having them think about their project outside of HPAC sessions It is best to show them the first steps it takes to complete a task Then students are more likely to follow through and complete the task independently Modeling how they should behave will allow them to shadow our behavior Deschenes 2010 High school students are taught how to connect and successfully partner with their community on a professional level High school students identify the available resources in their community but often need assistance with ways to improve both their written and oral communication skills Similar to middle school role playing scenarios are often an effective approach College College students require minimal support from HPAC Leaders HPAC Leaders provide support when problems or roadblocks emerge in which a college group can t readily resolve such as connecting with a community partner College students work independently but it has been found useful for them to create task lists with long term and shortterm goals By doing this they will stay on track every week and refer to the list when completing a step in their project College students have mastered connecting with school and community They rely on one another when needing resources if they do not know who to reach out too HPAC Leaders are still present if issues occur like absent resources for their focused health disparity Middle School Middle school students require full on help with completing the tasks Checking in with them repeatedly is suggested for these grade levels Middle school students are more likely to accomplish their tasks and stay focused if they work with hand on activities like worksheets They are less likely to focus when talking about theories and ideas by themselves Deschenes 2010 To get around this role playing scenarios are the best approach to have them think on how to get past theoretical situations Middle school students have to be taught how to connect to school and community You have to explain who to contact for their project and why they need to contact them Figure 2 Choffin Career Technical Center won an award for their project focusing on drug abuse Acknowledgements I would like to thank my HPAC schools for their continued support and dedication to our program Kaley Furner Thank you to our fellow AmeriCorps staff and leaders for their support in each of our students projects Our students and their inspiration drives the love for what we do Tyler Fitzgerald Figure 3 Youngstown State University student Hannah Haynie presenting her research on Adverse Childhood Experiences ACEs References Deschenes S Arberton A et al Engaging Older Youth Program and CityLevel Strategies to Support Sustained Participation in Out of School Time The Wallace Foundation Apr 2010 Fox Dusty Depending on The Age of My Students What are The Different Approaches I Should Use in The Classroom The Teacher s Handbook 2019 Hegedus Christine and Knight James Student Participation in Collegiate Organizations Expanding the Boundaries Leadership Educators 2017 Figure 1 Windham Middle Schoolers creating planters with flowers for Woodlands Health and Rehab Center the age

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Serving in the Dayton Cohort Corps for Rural and Urban Success and Health CRUSH AmeriCorps Members Mary Castle Chris Johnson Katie Muterspaw Bharath Ramini Laina Serrer Matt Wagner Tre Whittaker Overview Major determinants of people s health status include personal behaviors lifestyle choices environmental exposures access to health care social circumstances and genetic predispositions Of these personal behaviors account for 40 of their health status Many health outcomes such as preventable chronic diseases sexually transmitted diseases and infectious diseases are directly related to people s personal behaviors and social circumstances Community Needs Assessment p 27 32 The socioeconomic background of a person also accounts for a large portion of overall health so it is not difficult to believe that where you are born can have large effects on your health According to the Community Needs Assessment Report it is understood that Montgomery county scores much higher than national averages and statewide averages in many areas Some of the more significant gaps are seen in infant mortality rates unintentional drug deaths lower success averages of education and obesity among others Community Needs Assessment Many of these statistics are preventable but can be difficult when you do not have the opportunity to get the help you need AmeriCorps s Health Professions Affinity Community HPAC allows members the chance to work in underserved areas in order to learn about the surrounding area and also to educate and potentially bring hope for a healthier tomorrow The Dayton cohort of the CRUSH AmeriCorps program has had the chance to work with Dayton Children s Hospital s Family Resource Center and the Rocking Horse Community Health Center in Springfield to learn about and bring awareness to providing equal opportunity to areas in need Why As a Federally Qualified Health Center Rocking Horse Community Health Center provides services that improve the well being of the most vulnerable in the community The clinic addresses Social Determinants of Health such as Rocking Horse Community Health Center Rocking Horse Community Health Center is a Medical Home in Springfield Ohio that offers its patients comprehensive care regardless of their ability to pay These services include pediatric obstetric family practice psychiatric dental and chiropractic care However the center also operates based off of a genuine understanding of the Social Determinants of Health These additional services complete the holistic approach to healthcare that the HPAC program shares Social Services payment insurance Medicaid and case management services Parent Infant Center provides parenting skills classes and clothing materials needed to raise a newborn School of Innovation Clinic provides medical care preventive health programs and social services for families with young children as well as smoking cessation programs and classroom health presentations In addition their pediatric care perpetuates a few unique programs Healthy Steps initiative to build close relationships between health care providers and parents to address development of the children Coordinating Habilitation and Maximizing Potential CHAMP designed for patients with special needs to ensure that their care is organized and efficient Reach Out and Read addresses the low rate of reading readiness in urban low income children by providing new books to children at each well child visit Corps for Rural and Urban Health and Success CRUSH AmeriCorps members serving in Dayton had the opportunity to serve at Rocking Horse s clothing store on MLK Day for their Day of Service Members of the community donated various items to the center that needed to be sorted and hung While the contribution of this store may seem less significant compared to all the other care that Rocking Horse has to offer it really is quite special It allows the community to work together to provide every day necessities for people in an underserved area ultimately relieving some of the stress from the daily struggles they face Food insecurity 15 6 of Clark County residents do not have food security Medicaid Assistance and Coordination of Community resources 17 9 of residents are considered impoverished compared to 12 3 nationally Inaccessibility to comprehensive health services Provides patients the opportunity to receive care from multiple specialists in the clinic The Dayton Children s Family Resource Connection was launched after a review of multiple studies found that only 20 of positive health outcomes can be attributed to medical care and a majority correlate with social behavioral and environmental factors The Family Resource connection aims to screen patient families for unmet social needs like food housing and transportation and connect them with community resources to improve health in the Miami Valley Community Family Resource Connection The Family Resource Connection at Dayton Children s Hospital provides important care for many local families The FRC works to seek out and find resources available for the community in a number of aspects including food clothing housing furniture child car seats employment and anything else they can help with When a child comes into Dayton Children s for any reason families receive a screening form allowing them to list anything they might need help with The FRC then collects those forms and contacts the families providing a list of useful resources in their area as well as directions on how to get there or contact them Members of our cohort had the opportunity to serve as Advocates at the FRC and speak directly to local families in need connecting them to the resources they re lacking in hopes of improving their health and well being 2019 MLK Day of Service at the Rocking Horse Community Center Clothing Store References http www rockinghorsecenter org https www mcohio org document_center HS Need_Assessment pdf http map feedingamerica org county 2016 overall ohio county clark https datausa io profile geo clark county oh

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Collective Impact Systems Change How intentional partnerships are addressing racial disparities in infant mortality for Cleveland Cuyahoga County Erica Chambers and Diamond Crumby AmeriCorps HPAC Specialists Baldwin Wallace University Abstract Infant mortality is the death of an infant before its first birthday The infant mortality IM rate is the number of deaths per 1 000 births in a given year In the US the leading causes of IM are 1 birth defects 2 pre term birth and lowbirth weight 3 maternal pregnancy complications 4 sleep related and sudden death syndrome and 5 injuries Nationally the average IM rate is 6 and Black infants are 2 3 times as likely to die than White infants In 2015 Cuyahoga County had an IM rate of 10 5 Today public health communities are adopting systems level approaches to address complex health disparities Collective impact posits that diverse institutional and local partnerships focusing on a common agenda shared measurement mutually reinforced activities communication and backbone support are key to addressing health disparities First Year Cleveland was established in 2015 to serve as the backbone for this collective impact initiative to address high IM rates in Cuyahoga County and Cleveland OH Introduction Cuyahoga County and Cleveland OH In the past 50 years racial disparity gaps in IM have existed between Black and White babies Black IM rates are up to 7 times higher than the national average 6 0 White women with less than a high school diploma have better birth outcomes than educated and higher income Black women Historical policies of discrimination trauma biases and unequitable treatment rendered from US systems and health professionals are root causes for high IM rates Objective Evaluation To gain a further understanding of how First Year Cleveland FYC is using collective impact and systems level approaches to address root causes and racial disparities of infant mortality in Cleveland OH and Cuyahoga County Specific Aims To describe collective impact methodology and how it is being applied in FYC To describe the overall goals and priority areas of FYC To describe the FYC racial disparities goals and strategies being used to address infant mortality within Action Teams 1 3 Methods The Case Study Approach Case studies are particularly useful in research when seeking to deeply understand a particular issue of interest event or phenomenon over a period of time FYC was chosen as a case study to explore its collective impact strategy and more specifically explore the racial disparities approaches and systems level interventions Semi structured interviews and meetings with key racial disparities leadership staff and interns were held from October 2018 through March 2019 Observations were also conducted in organizational partnership meetings core leadership meetings and community meetings Official documents for FYC including the strategic plan and racial disparities action team charters detailing collective impact approaches goals strategies and activities were also reviewed Measuring FYC Backbone Impact Framework Does the innovative backbone structure really work Benchmarks Shared responsibility and accountability system Data informed decisions to drive priorities Organizational alignment with unified strategy Secured funding for sustainability of FYC Measuring FYC Priority Areas Can partners align create action teams goals strategies and show impact with their interventions Racial Disparity Benchmarks 1 Address structural racism and bias in the workplace 2 Understand family pregnancy and infant loss 3 Create new community based research to better understand impact of race and stress on IM rates Future Work The collective impact model approach for addressing systems change in infant mortality in Cuyahoga County is a new effort It will be evaluated in 2021 to highlight impact and continuously adapt to changes to allow for constant innovation References Crowe S Cresswell K Robertson A Huby G Avery A Sheikh A 2011 The case study approach BMC medical research methodology 11 1 100 CDC 2019 Jan 15 Infant Mortality Rates by State 2017 National Center for Health Statistics Retrieved from https www cdc gov nchs pressroom sosmap infant_mortality_rates infant_mortalit y htm Cuyahoga County Board of Health 2015 Infant Mortality Retrieved from http www ccbh net infant mortality Weaver Liz and Mark Cabaj 2016 Collective Impact 3 0 Tamarack Institute First Year Cleveland 2019 Mobilization Strategy Acknowledgements FYC Community Action Council Meeting Racial Disparities Action Teams 1 3 Goals Strategic Focus Areas and Funding described above We want to thank the following organizations for their support AmeriCorps at Baldwin Wallace University First Year Cleveland at Case Western Reserve University

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Helping Emerging Adolescent Leaders Transform Healthcare HEALTH Pathways at the University of Cincinnati College of Nursing AmeriCorps Members Mary Castle Andrew Lagunzad Abigail Shroll and Coordinator Kathleen Fulton MPH INTRODUCTION AMERICORPS KEY SUCCESSES Under the leadership of Co Principal Investigators Dean Greer Glazer RN CNP PhD FAAN and Karen Bankston PhD MSN FACHE the University of Cincinnati College of Nursing s Pathways for Emerging Healthcare Leaders grant project was approved for funding 2 5 million over five years in 2015 by the U S Department of Health and Human Services Office of Minority Health as part of its National Workforce Diversity Pipeline program The project has provided targeted programming to a cohort of students beginning in their freshman year at a nearby predominantly AfricanAmerican public high school In collaboration with Baldwin Wallace University s Corps for Rural and Urban Success and Health AmeriCorps program AmeriCorps members are assigned to our partner high school as health professions coaches Each year AmeriCorps members are embedded within the school Monday through Thursday They are strategically placed in classrooms to provide academic assistance and make themselves available throughout the day to offer emotional support and individualized guidance related to high school coursework standardized test preparation and postsecondary planning The coaches also lead weekly after school Health Professions Affinity Community HPAC club meetings after school to foster continued interest in healthcare careers Because we have been following our cohort from freshman to senior year the coaches role has evolved based on the needs of the students as well as the school As a result of our intentional programming we have seen a considerable impact on the academic success of our students who have a higher GPA 2 93 than their peers 1 94 and increased their GPA since freshman year as compared to non cohort students who declined So far seven students have been accepted into at least one college or university Further our students are more likely to attend school 160 27 versus 146 80 days and have fewer absences than their peers 8 73 versus 10 23 days Demographics of Partner High School 5 4 1 90 Black White Multiracial Other OBJECTIVES Increase student awareness and interest in health career paths and community health concerns Increase knowledge on education requirements for health professions careers Provide a social support network for students and parents interested in health professions Improve student performance in science and math increasing college readiness increasing first year college success Standardize the proposed interventions for wide spread use STRATEGIES GOALS The project has two overarching goals 1 Foster high school student awareness and interest in health professions degrees through multi modal and continuous exposure to health professions career paths and community health concerns 2 Increase readiness for underrepresented and disadvantaged students for admission into two and four year health professions degree programs Goal specific objectives will be achieved through expanding and intensifying programming within existing partnerships with local schools embedding health professions coaches in the school implementing new models of recruitment and mentoring increasing exposure to healthcare careers developing and implementing a fouryear Health Professions Academy for highschool students providing parent education and support through a four year parent Academy test taking skill building STEM enrichment high school teacher professional development summer bridge programming for incoming college freshman and development of a standardized manual to carry out these interventions Years 1 2 Grades 9 10 Coaches helped students transition into high school develop good classroom and study habits and encouraged them as they made their pathway decisions Year 3 Grade 11 Coaches assisted students as they adjusted to challenging Health and Bioscience Pathway courses and held study tables after school twice a week Year 4 Grade 12 Coaches serves as a Health Occupations Students of America chapter and college mentor working with students as they prepare for their competitive events and navigate the post secondary application and decision processes EXPECTED OUTCOMES Increased knowledge of different healthcare disciplines and career paths for underrepresented and disadvantaged students and their parents Increased number and percentage of EVALUATION students from partner high school declaring an interest in pursuing health profession degrees Increased number and percentage of underrepresented and disadvantaged students from partner high school who meet college admissions requirements for health professions degree programs Increased percentage of underrepresented and disadvantaged students who apply and are admitted to college Increased first year retention and GPA especially in STEM courses for underrepresented and disadvantaged students enrolled in health professions degree programs Implementation with fidelity a standardized manual iBook for the proposed interventions

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Gaming Through Generations Baldwin Wallace University HPAC Baldwin Wallace University Introduction Depression and suicide is the most prevalent among individuals over the age of 55 and can be prevented Depression a mental disorder that widely affects the U S population is primarily focused on the elderly population Although depression is common it is completely preventable when given the right resources and support Project Description Our HPAC group decided to talk to our local community nursing home to engage with the elderly and expose them to the social interactions they lacking Our HPAC group was split into three total groups with four to five people in each group Each group was assigned a month they were in charge of Social wellness is a major determinant factor in overall mental health Depression occurs among 7 of the general elderly population Typically depression is often overlooked and the prevalence could be greater than the data show One s overall mental health can dramatically influence one s overall physical health Area of Need Our HPAC group addressed social wellness among the elderly population in our Berea community 1 The most common mental and neurological disorders in this age group are dementia and depression which affect approximately 5 and 7 of the world s older population respectively 2 Of these deaths Americans aged 65 years and older make up 20 percent of all suicide deaths and only account for 13 percent of the American population For our project we attempted to improve the social wellness among our community especially the elderly population Engaging with the elderly population is a great way to prevent these mental disorders in our community For our project we reached out to a local nursing home in the Berea community Generations Senior Living and asked if we could come in an implement out project Baldwin Wallace HPAC Students visiting with the residents of Generations Senior Living The February group decided to play the classic Bingo game with the elders as they enjoy it very much Bingo was played to bond with individuals and socialize while we facilitated entertaining conversations The March group created Question Jenga which was new to many of the elders but allowed them to conversate with us and share their personal journeys of life It created a new atmosphere as the nursing home is used to playing Bingo all the time Lastly the April group created a Jeopardy game that included categories from various decades from the 1940s to 1990s that was meant to generate competition among the members as well as evoke feelings of nostalgia Results Thus far we have interacted with 20 elderly individuals at Generations Senior Living Individuals actively participated in engaging activities to trigger a nostalgic feeling with games that involved opportunities for relaxing conversation Question Jenga was played to get individuals reminiscing about their past and thinking about pleasing memories Jeopardy was played to stimulate community interaction with residents and students Individuals were excited to see Baldwin Wallace students and expressed joy in being able to converse and bond with us We asked the Residents the following five survey questions to assess our project s enactment 1 How did your friends enjoy this game night 2 Did your friends feel happy after this game night 3 Do your friends feel excited to see Baldwin Wallace Students 4 Would your friends like to have other game nights similar to these 5 Do your friends enjoy talking to each other 90 of the residents reported that their friends did enjoy the game nights 90 reported their friends felt happy 100 reported their friends felt excited to see students 90 reported their friends would like similar game nights and 90 reported that their friends enjoyed talking to each other References 1 2 Mental Health of Older Adults World Health Organization World Health Organization www who int news room fact sheets detail mentalhealth of older adults Sheib Donna Mae High Suicide Rates Among Seniors in the United States Senior Living Link 25 July 2017 www seniorlivinglink org articles senior living blog post high suiciderates among seniors in the united states

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Baskets of Hope Barberton High School Upward Bound Cassie Maldonado Christina Maldonado Chantel Smith Alondra Vega Guerrero Aleksandra Sugden Ethan Gordan Abstract This project was created because of the health concerns we found in the foster care system Many children in foster care do not have access to everyday necessities such as socks toothpaste toothbrushes and other items Statistics show that a lack of environmental stress during early childhood foster care experiences had a significant positive relationship with the development of emotion regulation and school adjustment Haeley and Fisher Objective To provide everyday necessities for the children in foster care through donations to Summit County Children s Services in Akron Ohio To increase awareness of the need to support children in foster care Specific Aim We wanted to do something to alleviate this problem so we reached out to Summit County Children s Services in Akron Ohio They expressed a need for personal hygiene items We solicited donations for these items and package them in baskets to donate to Children s Service s so that they can distribute the supplies to foster children in need Our aim is to provide children in the foster care system with access to basic hygiene and personal care items such as Oral care products toothbrush toothpaste Hair care products shampoo brush comb Body care products lotion We collected these products for various age groups ranging from 1 to18 years old Introduction Methods When we started this project we were researching drug addiction While doing our research we learned that many children were being taken away from their parents because their parents were abusing drugs This piqued our interest and we wanted to learn more about the foster care system where these children often end up As we learned more we noticed that many children in foster care do not have access to the basic necessities they need so we decided to focus our project on helping them When children enter the foster care system they are often hastily removed from their homes with little to no time to gather any belongings or necessities Carrying Hope 2018 As of February 2019 there were over 800 children in the Summit County foster care system Shaw 2019 Due to the high volume of children being hastily placed in foster care there is a strong demand for everyday personal items such as toothbrushes shampoo lotion etc This project will grant children in foster care with the necessities they need that Children s Services is not always able to provide In November we began talking about the drug epidemic that was happening around us and how it affected families Due to the impact the drug epidemic is having on the foster care system we decided to explore that further Community Needs From November to January we reviewed needs assessment data to better understand the impact of foster care on individuals and the personal needs of those in foster care We reviewed data on a national and local level We learned that there is a general lack of access to proper hygiene products among foster children Foster Care Packages After Contacting Summit County Children s Services we concluded that we would fill baskets with as many hygiene products as we could Then we will deliver them Summit Children s Services for distribution Evaluation Our project will be evaluated by calculating how many baskets were made Also by determining how much of the basic necessities were provided We will also be able to gauge the amount of products actually given to each child This data will inform us as to how many people we helped and how these products affected them Future Work In the future this project can be improved by collecting more items to donate To do this we could organize drives to collect items at our school that can be taken to Summit County Children s Services We could work with our administration to offer incentives for students donating items We could also reach out to local dentists and hotels for donated items to include in our baskets References Donor and Volunteer Opportunities Summit County Children Services http www summitkids org DonorVolunteer 10 April 2019 Healey Cynthia V and Philip A Fisher Children in FosterCare and the Development of Favorable Outcomes Children and youth services review vol 33 10 2011 18221830 doi 10 1016 j childyouth 2011 05 007 Make a Hope Pack Carrying Hope 10 Oct 2018 www carryinghope com make ahope pack Shaw Meg Summit County Needs More Foster Homes WEWS 19 Feb 2019 www news5cleveland com news local news akron canton news summit countychildren services launches new effort in hopes of increasing number of fosterhomes

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Battle Addiction Barberton High School Upward Bound Bianca Holmes Meme Herrin Brandi Averett Ebany Ray Kelsi Hopkins Shareena Schutte Alexandria Averett Introduction Drug addiction has been an issue in our communities for years Drug addiction usually starts as a way to cope in stressful situations or because it s cool or maybe even because of peer pressure Drugs can have short term and long term effects These effects can be physical and psychological A person who takes drugs one time can get hooked instantly Most people who are on drugs develop a dependency to the drug Doing drugs puts you in an unclear state of mind you may struggle to control your thoughts and actions In the long term this can affect the safety of yourself and others The drug overdose rate from 2016 17 shows a drastic increase from previous years Additionally research shows that drug abuse usually starts in the teen years Due to these facts we believe that it is important to address this concern with the students at Barberton High School Statistics The amount of overdoses have increased every day from 1999 2017 National Institute on Drug Abuse In 2017 there were 29 418 overdoses from Fentanyl and other synthetic opioids National Institute on Drug Abuse Heroin overdoses have risen from 1 960 in 1999 to 15 482 in 2017 National Institute on Drug Abuse Opioid prescription overdoses have risen from 3 442 in 1999 to 17 029 in 2017 National Institute on Drug Abuse Cocaine overdoses increased from 3 822 in 1999 to 13 942 in 2017 National Institute on Drug Abuse Many children begin using drugs as early as 12 years old Drug Prevention Tips for Every Age from Toddlers to Young Adults Objectives To educate the students at Barberton High School regarding the negate effects of using drugs To increase awareness about the growing drug epidemic in our community To stop teens in Barberton from using drugs Our Plan We planned to bring in a guest speaker to speak to everyone at our high school about drug addiction and to distribute drug addiction materials from our community partners We also planned to give all of the students who attend red grey and gold bracelets for drug prevention awareness These bracelets will say Don t do drugs Your life matters Future Goals This project was meant to prevent teenagers from walking down the path of addiction This is a very challenging goal to accomplish Due to scheduling conflicts within the group the group lost time to work together Although we have learned about ways to prevent drug use unfortunately this year we were unable to accomplish all of the goals we had in our plan On a positive note we hope to continue working on our project next school year We will reassess our project to make sure our goals are possible according to time and resource restraints For example we will continue with the idea of bringing in a guest speaker to educate our school community on the dangers of addiction because this does not cost money to do We will plan early to make sure we are able to include the cost of producing awareness bracelets in our budget for the grant References

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Talk About It OhioGuidestone Bridges Class Berea Midpark High School Introduction Project Description One of the largest concerns in youth America today is our mental health As statistics show 1 64 1 of youth that need mental health care do not receive it in time for adulthood and that can cause many issues such as increasing the chance of risky behaviors such as drug or alcohol addiction It also can ruin relationships cause problems at future careers and can also make it difficult to overcome serious illnesses On May 11 2019 our HPAC Team will be attending the Is It Your Problem Community Substance Awareness Summit at Baldwin Wallace University At the drug summit We will have a booth to discuss why we feel it is important to talk about Mental Health We will have an interactive Jeopardy game that will inform our audience about mental health facts and we will use this game as a way to interact and draw the audiences attention Our team will also distribute flyers that contain statistics pertaining to mental health and youth We will also have our poster to show the research that our group conducted Talk About It is promoting the discussion of mental health in high school youth in the Berea Community We believe it is important to discuss mental health in youth because according to statistics suicide and depression rates are rising all across America Results and Conclusions Because we have not yet enacted our project we do not have definitive results However our goal is to reach 100 people between the Baldwin Wallace Summit and the Wellness Fair at BMHS We will create a list of survey questions for each person to fill out at the Wellness Fair as a type of passport in which students will receive the chance to win a prize in a raffle Our plan for the future is to expand our presentations to more summits and opportunities around the Berea community lessening the gap between older and younger generations Area of Need Our HPAC addressed the stigma behind mental health of youth and young adults in the Berea community with our project called Talk About It 1 64 1 of youth with major depression do not receive any mental health treatment That means that 6 out of 10 young people who have depression and who are most at risk of suicidal thoughts difficulty in school and difficulty in relationships with others do not get the treatment needed to support them 2017 State of Mental Health in America 2 Investigators found that beginning in the mid2000s those under the age of 26 started reporting a huge rise in symptoms related to all three mental health problems The spikes ranged from about 55 to 70 percent No such jump was seen among adults over the age of 26 Mozes Talk About It will focus on eliminating the prejudice and judgement behind the depression talk encouraging students to talk about their feelings with adults and get the help that they need if they are depressed References Our HPAC Group will also be hosting a Wellness Fair at Berea Midpark High School on May 15th At the Wellness Fair We will have a booth to discuss why we feel it is important to talk about Mental Health We will discuss what we do in HPAC with interested students as well as what we do in the Ohio Guidestone Bridges class We also are in contact with multiple vendors to come and present their organizations mission and provide community resources to students at BMHS 1 2017 State of Mental Health in America Youth Data 2017 November 15 Retrieved March 22 2019 from http www mentalhealthamerica net issues 2017 state mentalhealth america youth data 2 Mozes A 2019 March 14 Mental Health Woes Are Rising in Young Americans Is Social Media to Blame Retrieved March 22 2019 from https consumer healthday com kids healthinformation 23 adolescents and teen health news 719 mentalhealth woes are rising in young americans is social media toblame 743819 html

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Dynamic Darlings Bio Med Science Academy Madelyn Rennecker Leah Hornyak Tara Mathie Taleah Whitney Cline Almasi Chava Felicity Svab Olivia Porter Kamilah Thomas Olivia Wooldredge Program Overview Purpose Our project runs through HPAC an after school organization designed to combat health topics relevant to the surrounding community Our project focuses on establishing positive self esteem in young girls We discovered that self esteem issues arise early on in elementary years We decided to focus on young girls in our society because research has shown that females suffer from self esteem issues at a greater rate and younger age than males Our program gives young girls a new outlook on common issues with self esteem by providing proper education that teaches girls how to cope with these issues Our program entails self esteem nutrition and exercise lessons in order to teach young girls the proper way to address self esteem health and nutrition issues at an early age Altogether our project develops a sustainable program that can be used to carry out a method that will reduce self esteem issues that arise later on in life Carlin Elementary Our purpose is to empower elementary school girls grades 3 5 by teaching them confidence nutrition fitness and healthy relationships with friends in fun and interactive ways March 8th Event March 8th is International Women s Day This day is used to celebrate the social economic cultural and political achievements of women Each year on this day we organize an event at the Bio Med Science Academy Lower Academy At this event we have inspirational women talk to the middle schoolers about their career and how being a woman has influenced them Our six week program at Carlin Elementary is every Thursday from April 11th May 16th 20 girls attend grades 3 5 6 sessions lasting 2 hours each Session layout Ice breaker activity Fitness exercise activity Nutrition activity and snack Weekly theme activity Healthy relationship tips Each of our sessions has a theme Week 1 Goals and Motivation Week 2 Teambuilding and Respect Week 3 Role Models Empowerment Confidence Week 4 Beauty is Diverse Week 5 Kindness to Yourself and Others Week 6 Success and Wrap Up Statistics Results 15 of children in Ohio are overweight 1 12 4 are obese 1 59 of 5th 12th graders are dissatisfied with their body shape 4 60 of elementary girls said they felt beautiful and when they got to high school that dropped to only 29 3 Only 4 of women feel beautiful and this feeling is developed at a young age 2 Photo taken at Bio Med Lower Academy for Dynamic Darling s International Women s Day event Citations To monitor the success of our program the girls are given a program evaluation They take it on the first day of our program to see what they already know and again at the end of our program to see what they have learned from us This year we gave them the effectiveness survey on the first day of our program 4 11 19 and we will have them take the survey again on the last day of our program 5 16 19 2017 Survey Results 1 CDC National Center For Chronic Disease Prevention And Health Promotion State of Ohio Nutrition Physical Activity and Obesity Profile 2015 Web 2 Surprising Self Esteem Statistics on Dove Surprising Self Esteem Statistics on Dove N p n d Web 10 Apr 2015 3 Daley Suzanne Little Girls Lose Their Self Esteem Way to Adolescence Study Finds The New York Times The New York Times 08 Jan 1991 Web 10 Apr 2015 4 Girls with Low Self Esteem How to Raise Girls with Healthy SelfEsteem Girls with Low Self Esteem How to Raise Girls with Healthy Self Esteem N p n d Web 10 Apr 2015 Photo of Dynamic Darlings leaders at Carlin Elementary on our first day of the 2019 program hpacdynamicdarlings gmail com Photo of the Carlin Elementary girls during a Dynamic Darlings session DynamicDarlings Average score before the program 62 Average Score after the program 86 The group score increased 24 Each girl s individual score went up an average of 23 87 of the girls had an increase in their score 100 of the girls now know how much exercise they need a day 100 of the girls learned new exercises 100 of the girls know what self esteem is DynamicDarlings

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Konnect Kids Bio Med Science Academy Cidney Furner Havann Brown Objective Our objective is to connect middle school BioMed Science Academy 8th grade girls with 9th12th grade girls from Bio Med Science Upper Academy Transitioning from middle school to high school is a significant change You must make sure you are ready to take on a lot of responsibility not only in school but with your social life and personal life We would like to offer 8th grade students the ability to ask us questions about high school so they are better prepared when they attend the first day We hope to create a relationship and everlasting friendships Introduction Future Plans In doing research about kids being ready for the real world and college A recent survey states that only 45 of kids feel ready for college With that being said we believe they feel less prepared for college because they weren t even ready for high school We plan on talking to 8th graders about high school challenges they may face We would like to make sure we have recruited more high school students to help with the middle school students offering at least a 1 2 ratio of high schooler to middle schooler This would give the opportunity for a middle school student to connect with a high school student in the future and develop a relationship We would also like to plan this for the month of April before the school starts testing and before the end of the school year We also hope to offer more sessions and we would like to take suggestions from the students to see what they would like addressed in the future 1st session we plan to talk about Goals and how to set both short and long term goals We also would like to address responsibility and time management 2nd session will consist of talking about healthy friendships and how to appropriately handle unhealthy friendships 3rd session we will talk about stress and how to cope if you are struggling 4th session will be about personal care hygiene and sleep At the end of each session we plan to administer a survey based on their experience in the program and offer time for questions Biomed 9th graders as 8th graders Cidney and Havann working to plan their event What We Plan To Do References We plan to have 4 sessions Once a week for 2 hours for a total of 8 hours We would like to meet right after school at the lower academy from 3 30 5 30 pm This 2 hour time frame would give us the opportunity to complete a power point presentation on each issue along with completing a hands on activity for students in regards to the topic we are discussing PhD Hoffses Kathryn 2018 https kidshealth org en parents school help teens html Davis James 2017 https www amle org BrowsebyTopic WhatsNew WNDet TabId 270 ArtMID 888 ArticleID 820 Transition to High School The Student Perspective aspx Leal Fermin 2015 Edsource https edsource org 2015 survey most high school students feel unpreparedfor college careers 83752 Biomed Upper Academy

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Reducing Stress Bio Med Science Academy Jordan Bower Madison Gibbons Megan Lindsey Introduction Although school can be stressful at any school we have noticed that students at our school seem to more stressed than most We often have multiple projects occurring at the same time with minimal breaks between projects Since all of us in the group have had stress related to school we believe that it is important to try and control stress as much as possible As a result we are focusing our project on stressreducing activities We believe students need to learn different ways to manage stress In order to do this we are planning to implement activities such as meditation and art on high stress days for example a presentation day as well as everyday stress relief activities available in the classroom or guidance office Our Plan Daily Have weighted blankets available in the guidance counselor s office Have fidget cubes and stress balls in every room High Stress Days Have poetry circles Have guided meditation Have painting activities Have musical activities Therapy dogs Future Plans Our group plans to continue this project until we graduate and then we will pass it down to lower classmen This will ensure the sustainability of our project Since we will continue with the project we will be able to monitor which activities are most beneficial and improve the project overtime to ensure that it is the best it can be To ensure we are able to accomplish our goals we have discussed our ideas with our school counselors and have already collaborated with our teachers on bringing dogs to the school for stress reduction Research According to the Anxiety and Depression Association of America 25 of teens and 30 of female teens experience anxiety which is a reaction to stress 1 Through our research we learned that weighted blankets can help individuals feel grounded Occupational therapists recommend them as a way to calm patients experiencing difficulty regulating emotions Weighted blankets have also been used for deep pressure touch which can help stimulate the activity of serotonin and dopamine neurotransmitters that send the body into a calmed state causing the individual to feel relaxed A study was done that included 32 individuals and of the individuals 63 felt less anxious and 78 felt more relaxed when using weighted blankets 2 The Weighted Warriors Acknowledgements Bio Med Guidance Counselors Bio Med Science Academy Kaley Furner AmeriCorps HPAC Leader Methods Health Professions Affinity Community Identified student stress as out topic Decided to introduce stress reducing activities into the school day Met with our school counselors for feedback and support Held a practice activity and established plans for future activities These activities will be implemented during the 2019 2020 school year References 1 Facts Statistics Anxiety and Depression Association of America ADAA adaa org about adaa press room facts statistics 2 Doheny Kathleen Seeking Better Sleep Under a Weighted Blanket WebMD WebMD 2 Apr 2018 www webmd com sleepdisorders news 20180402 seeking better sleep under a weighted blanket

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Fresh Fitness Bio Med Science Academy Shawn Schreckengost Brian Waligura Ava Cutright Project Description Our project is designed to improve the mental physical and dietary habits of our community members Last year we planned group exercise classes and nutritional information sessions for the student body of our school Due to limited resources our workouts reflected our creative and fun nature In order to give our participants a better experience this year we started a partnership with Sequoia Wellness a local gym Here we are able to coordinate events with the facility in order to further the education of exercise and healthy eating to our students By having access to these facilities we can parttake in group exercise classes such as Cycling Kettle Bell and Met Con In addition we have a wide variety of fitness equipment that allow our students to focus on their individual needs They are able pursue their fitness goals in a safe environment surrounded with professionals to aid them in any need and like minded individuals from the community that are pursuing similar goals Objectives Push ups and shoulder taps Sit Ups Crunches Side Plank Wall Sits and Lunges Calf raises and Downward Dog Sessions For a typical Fresh Fitness session we work on three main areas of the body Those areas will differ each session so that students can work towards becoming acclimated with using all parts of their body Listed below are the areas of the body we have impacted throughout the entire year Back Arms Chest Abdomen Thighs and Glutes Calves Cardiovascular We rotate which muscle groups we use every session so that students are able to experience new and more intense workouts each week This is done to show them how workout plans are actually created along with different types of exercises that one would complete if they were to maintain an exercise routine For one of the sessions Fresh Fitness held we focused on the abdominal muscles cardiovascular endurance and the gluteus for approximately 15 minutes each completing five rounds of two minutes of intense exercise and a minute of rest Approximately 82 4 million Americans are inactive on a daily basis Some of those people are within our very own communities Fresh Fitness main goal is to be able to inspire others to live a healthier lifestyle By showing and having community members participate in activities that relate to the benefits of healthy eating and working out we will be able to achieve that goal Not only do we want Fresh Fitness to serve as an inspiration to others but we also want to be able to give others the confidence that they need to work out A lot of people struggle with self consciousness and low self esteem levels which makes them feel uncomfortable in a gym setting This then results in even lower motivation levels to become physically fit and active and contributes to that non stop cycle of inactivity Area of Need Fresh Fitness was developed because of the lack of physical activity and nutritional awareness present at Bio Med There were no sports present at the school and clubs in general that completed fitness activities In addition most of our student body tends to ignore this portion of their lives because so much time is spent studying and completing the rigorous coursework present at the school Fresh Fitness also saw how inactive our community members were as well We wanted to make a change that would inspire all walks of life to continuously stay physically fit and educated on the topic of nutrition Community Impact Fresh Fitness has been able to contribute to our community by increasing the amount of physical activity present at our high school as well as providing the motivation to youth our age to workout We have also impacted our community by volunteering at the Miles for Meals 5K run that occurred this past month Fresh Fitness has shown our dedication to improving the lives of our fellow students as well as the commitment to helping our community in their fitness endeavors References 7 great reasons why exercise matters 2016 October 13 Retrieved from https www mayoclinic org healthy lifestyle fitne ss in depth exercise art 20048389 11 Benefits of Weightlifting That No One Tells You About 2016 December 05 Retrieved from http weightliftingforbegin ners com benefits of weightlifting Healthy Schools 2018 January 29 Retrieved from https www cdc gov healthyschools obesity facts htm Taylor C B Sallis J F Needle R 1985 Retrieved from https www ncbi nlm nih gov pmc articles PMC1424736

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Tutoring and Academic Improvement Kellie Keaton Strengthening Our Students Site Coordinator at Bolton Elementary Introduction Kellie Keaton is the Site Coordinator at Bolton Elementary for an Statistics Projected Outcomes Well Rounded Students Who Are Respectful to after school program coined Strengthening Our Students SOS Themselves Adults and their Peers which serves to provide mentoring and tutoring to students who Increased Communication Skills lack social and academic support outside of school As a mentor Increased Academic Skills and tutor it is her mission to improve social and academic skills Increased Emotional Skills that will be utilized in their continuous of primary education and Increased Behavior secondary education and higher education Along with Increased Attitude mentoring and tutoring consistency makes a positive impact on social emotional mental and academic skills Goals Encourage Confidence and Academic Growth in Students Through Peer Mentoring Utilize Role to Break Barriers in a Student s Social and Academic Life Aim to Eliminate Unhealthy Social and and Behavioral Practices by Providing Students with Tools that Help Them Effectively Communicate Special Thanks Citizenship Health Initiative Strengthening Our Students SOS Cleveland Metropolitan School District Bolton Elementary School Baldwin Wallace University References https spark adobe com page 6dvQB http ontheedgementoring weebly com resources html http www prosperwaco org mentor coalition http youth gov youth topics mentoring https www dosomething org us facts 11 facts about bullying As a tutor and mentor we can positively impact the Behavioral Patterns and Social Circumstances of a Students Determinants of Health Behavioral Patterns and Social Circumstances make up the majority of one s Determinants of Health

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Baby Think It Over Canton McKinley Upward Bound Ay Drane Brewer Lily Parsons Alexia King Jaron Hill Kmari Trotter Deizahnay Compton Libertee Daniels Cheyene Mayle Katera Morrow Michelle Cabrera D Ashia Williams Introduction Our Plan Results The issue we decided to discuss was teen parenting and how it relates to poverty We decided on this topic because it is a major issue within Stark County more specifically within our high school Canton Mckinley High School Through our research we started to see a strong correlation between teen parenting and poverty within the community According to the National Conference of State Legislatures Only about half of teen mothers earn a high school diploma by age 22 compared to 90 of women without a teen birth Teenage mothers are also more likely to live in poverty and depend on public assistance This is an issue that has been seen across the state According to the U S Department of Health Human Services Ohio is ranked 24th for highest teen pregnancy rates The number of teens that are pregnant is a little over 8 000 just in Ohio This is a staggering number With this research our goal was not to shed a negative light on teen parenting but to inform teenagers that if they were to get pregnant there are ways to still be successful and stay on track We decided to hold a panel discussion to raise awareness about teen parenting how it affects poverty and what resources are available to teen mothers Our plan for our HPAC project was a presentation and panel discussion After school we delivered a presentation about teen parenting and how it correlates with poverty We invited four guest speakers to serve on a panel to speak about their experiences with teen parenting The speakers were Sharnell Compton La tasha Foster Ms Tanisha and Samantha Blakely Our students also contributed by asking the panel questions to further the discussion on teen parenting After the presentation and panel discussion we used Kahoot to test the students on the information they received To end our event we had the audience fill out a survey to get feedback on the overall experience and how helpful the information was to them On the way out we handed out brochures with more information and resources on the topic At the conclusion of the event we arranged for our target audience to take a survey on how much they had learned from the presentation and guest speakers Our goal was to have at least one student respond that they had learned about teen parenting and its effects on poverty Fifty students attended the event and 15 of them agreed to participate in the survey When asked whether they learned something new from the event 14 of the 15 respondents answered yes The survey responses to students overall satisfaction with the event are indicated in the below table Objectives To increase awareness as to the resources available in our community for support with raising a child To increase awareness among people in our community regarding the impact of teen parenting and subsequent poverty on the community To shed light on the real life experience of being a teen parent Very Satisfied Satisfied Neutral Unsatisfied Overall 9 3 3 0 Content 9 4 2 0 Speakers 11 2 2 0 Presentation 8 3 4 0 The student survey feedback helped us to better understand how we might share this information with more students in our school The survey results show that we were able to increase knowledge on the effects teen parenting has on poverty and a person s life We believe this project was a success for our team and the students of Canton McKinley HS Special Thanks Canton McKinley High School Health Professions Affinity Community Mrs Phillips Mrs Rikki Vesy Mrs Patty and Upward Bound of Kent State University Panelists Latasha Foster Shamoll Compton Samantha Blakely Ms Tanisa Kent State Health Center Mercy Medical Center Cleveland Shaker Heights Family Connections References Legislatures National Conference of State Teen Pregnancy Prevention 2018 Willie H Oglesby PhD MSPH FACHE Assistant Professor of Health Policy Management and Assistant Director Office of Public Health Practice and Partnerships Joseph Smith MPH Graduate Research Assistant Tegan Anne Beechey MPA Graduate Research Ass Community Health Needs Assessment Akron 2013 Birth data from 2016 are from Martin J A Hamilton B E Osterman M J Driscoll A K Drake P 2018 Births Final data for 2016 National Vital Statistics Reports 67 1 Retrieved from https www cdc gov nchs data nvsr nvsr67 nvsr67_01 pdf PDF National birth data by race ethnicity using bridged race categories provided by Reproductive Statistics Branch of the Division of Vital Statistics National Center for Health Statistics Hyattsville MD Received February 14 2018 State level birth data by race ethnicity are from Centers for Disease Control and Prevention n d About natality 2007 2016 Data set Retrieved from https wonder cdc gov natalitycurrent html Birth data from 1991 and 2015 are from Martin J A Hamilton B E Osterman M J K Driscoll A K Mathews T J 2017 Births Final data for 2015 National Vital Statistics Reports 66 1 Retrieved from http www cdc gov nchs data nvsr nvsr66 nvsr66_01 pdf PDF PDF High school data are from Centers for Disease Control and Prevention 2018 1991 2017 Youth Risk Behavior Survey Data set Retrieved from http nccd cdc gov YouthOnline App Default aspx

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Benefits of Therapy Dogs Canton South Sports Medicine Kayla Halsey Abstract Animal assisted therapy is a supplementary medical intervention typically utilizing dogs trained to be obedient calm and comforting Several studies have reported significant pain relief after participating in therapy dog visits Objective reports of reduced pain and painrelated symptoms are supported by studies measuring decreased catecholamines important to stress responses and increased endorphins in humans receiving friendly dog visits Red Barn Pet Products Results The information presented helped educate and spread awareness to people about stress anxiety etc The project also helped people come up with different ways to cope with stress Overall the Mental Health Fair held at Canton South High School had a very nice turnout with approximately three hundred students in attendance Objectives Next Steps In the future I hope to make posters and visit the middle schoolers to discuss the benefits of the therapy dogs to continue this project further Conclusion 1 Spread awareness on the positive effects of In the year 2020 I would like to continue my project for creating awareness for the benefits of therapy dogs I hope to create posters and possibly discuss the benefits of therapy dogs with Faircrest Memorial Middle School Animal assisted therapy can be beneficial for anyone including younger children that s why it would be beneficial to present this information with younger children and maybe even present the idea of having a Mental Health Fair at Faircrest to see if the overall turnout would be the same therapy dogs 2 Educate students about the benefits of therapy dogs 3 How to cope with stress using a therapy dog Brody the therapy dog Methods The information for this project was presented at the Mental Health Fair held at Canton South High School on December 14th 2018 For this project our school partnered with Dee Salla the caregiver of Brody and the Stark County Humane society The Mental Health Fair allowed for information to be presented to a larger audience and it showed how awareness was raised for therapy dogs My future steps are to continue to work toward the goal of spreading awareness for therapy dogs References Benefits of Therapy Dogs in Classrooms and on College Campuses Alliance of Therapy Dogs Inc 27 Aug 2018 www therapydogs com therapy dogsclassrooms campuses The Benefits of Therapy Animals for Physical and Mental Health Redbarn Pet Products Blog 18 June 2016 www redbarninc com blog benefits therapy animals

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Depression Awareness Canton South High School Allie Barrett Adrionna Davis Emily Weaver and Brianna Young Abstract Results Mental health shows many negative outcomes in the public Depression causes a risk of suicide productivity loss and functional impairment Sometimes people fail to recognize the signs of depression and fail to seek help which can result in some reckless behaviors and abuse to drugs and alcohol Depression can influence lives to an extent that it can interfere with everyday activities such as school work or relationships Goldman 2001 As students at Canton South High School we have seen the impact of depression on fellow students and wanted to do something to address this important problem After our classmates watched a video about depression we had them complete an anonymous survey measuring the following 1 Did the video increase their awareness of depression 2 Do they believe that showing the video to a larger audience would be beneficial and would increase awareness 3 Do they believe that depression is a common problem in the Canton South area Everyone agreed with the statement that the video helped increase awareness and thought that if it was shown to a larger audience it would be beneficial and increase awareness on a larger level However it was a 50 50 split on how many people think that the Canton South area is affected by depression Objectives Educate our classmates on the causes and outcomes of depression Educate our classmates on how to deal with and manage depression Educate our classmates on how depression affects people s lives Methods In order to enact our project we completed the following steps Researched the occurrence of depression among students Decided to address the problem by educating our classmates on the problem of depression Created a three question knowledge based survey for students to take after participating in our project Showed a video to our classmates addressing depression its causes and effects and where to turn for help Administered the anonymous survey assessing our classmates knowledge level after watching the video Conclusion Depression is a problem affecting many lives everyday It impacts not only the lives of those living with depression but also the lives of their family members and friends People who notice that a loved one or close friend is suffering from depression should try to help the individual We hope that our project created awareness about the prevalence of depression the causes and effects of depression and where people can turn if they or someone they love are feeling depressed References Goldman Larry S et al Awareness Diagnosis and Treatment of Depression Journal of General Internal Medicine John Wiley Sons Ltd 10 1111 25 Dec 2001 onlinelibrary wiley com doi full 10 1046 j 15251497 1999 03478 x Amy Tyler LPC Licensed Professional Counselor Angel Night YouTube YouTube 8 Feb 2016 www youtube com watch v wCd6LPzWscc Adcock Maria 7 Signs of Depression in Teens Bicultural Mama 13 Mar 2018 www biculturalmama com 2016 04 7 signs of depression inteens html Hlc 7 Signs and Symptoms of Depression Honey Lake Clinic Honey Lake Clinic Honey Lake Clinic 8 Jan 2018 www honeylake clinic 7 signs andsymptoms of depression 7 signs and symptoms of depression 2

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Effects of Technology on the Body Canton South High School Sports Medicine Jenna Haynam and Kiannah Sarver Abstract Prolonged use of technology can have many negative effects upon an individual s physical health Flexing the neck to look down upon a phone or laptop can cause damage to the neck and can lead to additional long term physical health issues in the future When the eyes are exposed to the blue light on screens for long periods at a time damage to the eyes can occur causing eye strain Cu llar 901 All of the negative effects on physical health are not well known even though these issues will be prevalent in the near future Results Conclusion After the Mental Health Fair where we reached 300 students and staff our Social Media page obtained fifty four followers in two weeks We hope to see an increase in followers and likes as we post more information each week There were 164 responses to the mental health fair survey demonstrating that there were many attendants who saw our poster and took our pamphlets Noticing the increasing technology use in the community made us think about some of the long term effects it can have on the users Since this issue will become more prevalent in the near future we decided to focus on bringing awareness to these potential effects Objectives To spread information from experts on the effects technology has on the body After presenting at the Mental Health Fair we were inspired to create flyers and a Social Media account dedicated to spreading the awareness further The flyers were posted around the school where the students will see them and the Social Media account was promoted to the students To educate the student body on potential dangers from long term technology use Methods We gathered information from experts regarding the physical effects of technology use and presented this to the student body at Canton South High School during our Mental Health Fair We then distributed an anonymous survey with the intent to measure if there was an increase in awareness of the effects of technology on the body as a result of our project After the Mental Health Fair we created a Social Media page that provided additional information along with flyers that promoted the information and Social Media page Many students and members of our community use technology on a daily basis We noticed that technology use is starting to increase in younger ages which can cause some of these issues to arise sooner Due to this the student body at Canton South High School who use technology daily were the focus of our attention Above Promoting our Social Media page through informational posters on the bulletin boards around the school Below We presented our findings at the Mental Health Fair and distributed our informational pamphlets To date our project has been a success due to the increased awareness Through these actions we hope that we will prevent some of the long term damages Acknowledgements Special thanks to Canton South High School Ms Smith CRUSH AmeriCorps Members References Cu llar Jason M and Todd H Lanman Text Neck an Epidemic of the Modern Era of Cell Phones The Spine Journal vol 17 no 6 June 2017 pp 901 902 doi https doi org 10 1016 j spinee 2017 03 009

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Making Your Bed Canton South High School Sports Medicine Tiara Downing Ashley Burns Abstract Methods Results With this project on making your bed every morning we are trying to educate the people around us and bring awareness of the benefits of making your bed We thought this project was a positive idea for students Starting off your day with a productive goal of getting your bed made sets off the rest of your day with a nice start to the day This is a way to start your day off right It might be a small accomplishment but making the bed sets the tone for the entire day It will give you a small sense of pride and it will encourage you to do another task and another and another It encourages you to keep your room tidy Our methods for this project are showing our peers how helpful this can be By making your bed every morning before leaving it will improve your day and help to put you in an overall good and happy mood By making your bed every morning it gives you a sense of accomplishment Knowing that your bed is made and coming home and seeing it all comfy and cozy is comforting We collaborated with Aultman Hospital s sleep department and we each made posters that had pictures graphs facts and statistics We had a mental health fair at our school and had everyone in the school come down to view our posters and explained what our project is about and how making your bed can improve your day What we expect to bring to our students is happiness comfort and unique ways to improve your day and to start the day off right At the mental health fair we reached over 300 students and staff We also ran a social media campaign We made an Instagram page with the username as MakeYourBedandSmile This account has 44 followers and 8 participants We had eight participants make their beds and post a picture of it to their story The participants tagged the MakeYourBedandSmile Instagram There were a total of 18 made beds that tagged our page Our campaign went on during the entire school week from March 19 2019 to March 23 2019 By keeping your room clean it will give you the encouragement to have the rest of your room clean just like your bed Once you keep this routine going it will come naturally to you to have your bed made Also there are many benefits to having your bed made It will decrease stress improve your mood and leave you with a great state of mind Conclusion Making your bed can improve your mood and help you to feel accomplished We hope to run a more effective social media campaign in the future to reach more people Making your bed makes you feel proud of yourself When you walk into your room after a long day and find your room fresh and clean you may find that you will feel better about coming in your room This is just a little thing in the beginning of the day to change your mood to a positive outlook right when you wake up Psychology research has shown that making your bed can improve struggles with mental health Objectives 1 How making your bed can improve your day 2 How starting of your mornings by making your The Making Your Bed HPAC Project at the annual Mental Health Fair held at Canton South High School bed can better your state of mind 3 The benefits of making your bed each morning References National Sleep Foundation n d Bedroom Poll Summary of Findings PDF Behavioral Positivity 2018 June 01 Activity Making your Bed Retrieved from https behavioralpositivity com 2017 06 03 may 2017 making your bed A snapshot of the Making Your Bed Instagram Account we created for our project

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Rare Mental Health Disorders Education Canton South High School Brystal Borck Abstract Methods Results This project is about increasing awareness around rare mental health disorders including dissociative identity disorder and schizophrenia through education Not only is this about these specific disorders it is also about educating my peers and decreasing stigma Dissociative identity disorder is a disorder characterized by the presence of two or more distinct personality states These personalities can have different names and mannerisms voices and preferences Mayoclinic I conducted a quiz with my Sports Medicine class to determine their knowledge on Dissociative Identity Disorder This quiz helped to determine how the community does not specifically know what dissociative identity disorder and schizophrenia are The quiz will helped give insight on how educated high school students are about mental health disorders Mental health disorders are talked about often in high school and it is very important that these students learn what some of the rare mental health disorders are The students understanding of some of the rare mental health disorders will help them realize what the people with these disorders are going through and that it is important to take precaution when trying to interact with someone with dissociative identity disorder and schizophrenia I created a quiz on the content of the presentation that I had my class take to gather details on how many people in my class know what dissociative identity disorder and schizophrenia are The scores of the first quiz the class took were very low compared to what I was expecting After a few days had past I made a presentation along with making the class take the quiz again The results from the second survey skyrocketed by 80 percent This showed that the presentation informed the class about disorders Schizophrenia is a serious brain disorder that affects the way a person thinks acts expresses emotion perceives reality and relates to others Symptoms are most notable once the person hits puberty Most are diagnosed in late teens to early 30 s Schizophrenia changes how you feel think and act Mayoclinic When symptoms are noticeable it may start as depression and anxiety bad grades changing friends trouble sleeping irritability based on chemical imbalances in the brain The quiz helped me conduct this project because it gave me a lot of insight on what some high school students think about Not many students know about the rare mental health disorders Most students focus on the more common mental health disorders such as anxiety and depression The quiz and its data helped me make this project and truly think about all of the other mental health disorders that there are Objectives 1 Evaluate the community s baseline knowledge of Dissociative Identity Disorder and Schizophrenia 2 Evaluate the results of the survey taken about the correction of Dissociative Identity Disorder and Schizophrenia 3 Communicate the definition of Dissociative Identity Disorder and Schizophrenia Scores before presentation Scoress after presentation Conclusion My Project was completed on March 22 2019 I am expecting to see a lot of different schools while at the HPAC conference on April 28 2019 I am hoping to help educate students on Dissociative Identity Disorder and Schizophrenia The results of this project show that the students in my Sports Medicine Class did not know what Dissociative Identity Disorder and Schizophrenia was until I made a presentation and quiz for them I would like to open young minds to the different types of mental disorders that people don t think of Presentation to class on March 18th 2019 References Dissociative disorders 2017 November 17 Retrieved from https www mayoclinic org diseases conditions dissociativedisorders symptoms causes syc 20355215 Schizophrenia 2018 April 10 Retrieved from https www mayoclinic org diseases conditions schizophrenia symptomscauses syc 20354443

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School Lunches Canton South Sports Medicine Kelsey BIbey Abstract Results School lunches in recent years have showed lots of changes some for the better and some for the worse The school lunches that are served in today s schools not all but in general do not meet the beneficial needs or even recommendations for kids ages 14 18 Due to the lack of nutritional values in school lunches students may leave feeling hungry unfulfilled and lacking in energy and performance for activities after school MyPlate is used to break down the food groups and is used to show where the school lunches really are lacking in need From my presentations I received feedback from the administrators that they do not believe that school lunches are meeting the nutritional value that the students need even though they are meeting the standards that have been set Meaning the standards may not be sufficient In conclusion my project brought awareness to the officials that are able to make the change that are able to be heard and make the move to the next step Through this project I have learned that something that you want to change can sometimes be hard to bring about while not trying to offend or bring a disturbance between people In the Future Objectives 1 Spread awareness on the nutrition of school lunches Conclusion Showing my findings of the My Plate above as well as the sugar example with different drinks to the board below In the future as in the next step would be to now reach out to the students During this portion I was unable to efficiently do this but to be able to find out how the students in general feel about school lunches and where they want to see change I would also like to then be able to find where the change can be made and where I myself can make an impact not only on the school lunches but then on the whole student body 2 Inform school administrators on the nutrients that are recommended and what is actually being served Methods I presented a presentation that I created on MyPlate to a Board of Administrators at East Canton High School I also present a sugar example relating to my presentation on proportions and daily recommendations Throughout creating my presentation I also shared it with students around and informed them References Choose MyPlate Choose MyPlate www choosemyplate gov

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Stress Eating Among Teens Canton South High School Megan Mitchell Madison Oldfield Abstract People are becoming more prone to obesity and unhealthy eating habits that are correlated with poor coping skills when dealing with stress When people are feeling a sense of stress they tend to eat more fatty and high calorie foods rather than snacks that have more nutritional value When an individual is in a stressed state of mind there is an increase in cortisol a hormone known to play a role in appetite regulation This increase in cortisol is correlated with an increase of food intake Matryn Nemeth Weight gain and obesity are commonly correlated with stress induced eating because the cortisol hormone is typically in combination with high insulin levels resulting in people craving fat and sugar filled foods Why stress causes people to overeat Bringing awareness about stress eating and providing healthier alternatives could potentially help widespread obesity issues that could lead to other health problems Methods To attack the issue of Stress Eating Among Teens we lead a booth at our school s annual mental health fair to provide our peers with enough information to identify if they feel physical hunger or if they experience stress induced hunger At this booth we also provided a healthy snack frozen chocolate covered bananas to show that there are healthy non fatty foods that can satisfy their hunger just as well as fatty food options Following the mental health fair we supplied each classroom with a list of healthy snack alternatives that can easily be made at home such as trail mixes and granola bars along with steps to help cope with emotional eating problems Objectives 1 Increase awareness about stress induced eating and the consequences that are associated with it 2 Provide the community with healthy alternatives for snacking when feeling stressed 3 Inform the community on the differences between physical hunger and hunger derived from stress Results After informing our fellow students and community members about the subject of stress eating we hope to open the community s eyes on the issue and provide them with other methods for coping with stress or beginning to change their eating habits for the better We interacted with 272 students and community members and informed them on ways to identify stress hunger versus physical hunger as well as showing them healthy snack alternatives Conclusion Booth at the mental health fair promoting healthy alternatives for stress eating Picture Because community members were exposed to healthier eating habits and various ways to cope with stress then they have the opportunity to live healthier lifestyles both physically and mentally By informing the community on how to identify physical hunger compared to emotional hunger we are hoping that the members in our community will now be able to self evaluate the differences This information may improve their overall health and assist them in overcoming unhealthy coping habits By beating these coping habits it could eventually decrease obesity rates and benefit everyday practice in some people s lives leaving them feeling healthier and happier References Differences between actual hunger and emotion induced hunger poster located at the booth Matryn Nemeth P Penckofer S Gulanick M Velsor friedrich B Bryant F B 2008 The relationships among self esteem stress coping eating behavior and depressive mood in adolescents Research in Nursing Health Retrieved January 4 2019 Why stress causes people to overeat 2012 Harvard Health Publishing Retrieved January 4 2019

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Stress in School Skylar Dent Canton South High School Abstract Methods Conclusion Mental health is a huge issue within the Canton South community specifically in the high school Stress and anxiety have become relatively common mental health disorders among teens In a February 2019 Pew survey 70 of teens surveyed said that depression and anxiety are major problems among their peers Stress can lead to headaches sleepiness sadness and if suffered long term mental illness To learn more about how this problem is affecting students at Canton South HS and to help teachers better understand this health epidemic I created a Google survey assessing the teachers knowledge of the issue This survey resulted in an array of responses from the teachers all of which hold valuable insight toward the students mental health The survey results indicated a multitude of things primarily that students do struggle when dealing with stress which ultimately damages their psyche My primary method for this project was creating a Google survey specifically for the teachers at Canton South High School I got approximately 36 responses in total and was able to get a pretty good grasp on how the teachers in our school view this health concern and how we can work to increase awareness and improve teacher response to stress in the future The mental health of students has historically speaking been rather low This project is essentially focused on why that is The fear of failure is a primary reason where students are afraid of failing in sports academics work clubs or a combination of all of those As a result they push themselves to a breaking point and end up with poor mental health creating a vicious cycle Overall Stress Levels Among High School Students Objectives 1 2 3 Determine whether teachers realize the impact they have on their students mental health Analyze the pressure that these students are experiencing whether that be internal external or both Educate people about the fear of failure and how that impacts students level of stress Results Teachers do generally speaking know how their teaching habits affect students mental health Many teachers have taken measures to help their students identify ways to cope with their mental health in the past This may involve listening to their problems and concerns or sending them to the guidance counselor for more serious help This project has allowed teachers to respond to student stress in the classroom in such a way that the teachers will not feel attacked for not directly dealing with their students mental health problems The goal of this project is to encourage teachers to analyze the topic more seriously The teachers in the survey believed the problem to be a combination of pressure from both an external and internal source specifically with academics They believed that many times a student will place incredibly high expectations upon themselves in order to achieve the goals that have been placed upon them by their mentors whether that be by a teacher or by a parental figure This combination will often result in a student either sinking or swimming at the expense of their time and energy My intention with this project was to educate and raise awareness of this issue for the teachers at my school and creating this survey seemed like a step in the right direction References Jacobson Sarah Stress Among High School Students Rising to Dangerous Numbers The Spotlight 18 Dec 2018 slspotlight com our world 2017 12 18 stressamong high school students rising to dangerous numbers Horowitz Juliana Menasce et al Most U S Teens See Anxiety Depression as Major Problems Pew Research Center s Social Demographic Trends Project Pew Research Center s Social Demographic Trends Project 21 Feb 2019 www pewsocialtrends org 2019 02 20 most u s teens see anxiety and depressionas a major problem among their peers The Fear of Failure Understanding the Psychology Behind it SACAP 9 Dec 2016 www sacap edu za blog counselling the psychology of failure The Long Term Consequences Of Negative Stress Mental Help The LongTerm Consequences of Negative Stress Comments www mentalhelp net articles the longterm consequences of negative stress

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Teen Anxiety and Essential Oils Canton South Sports Medicine Lauren Alexander Haley Kuhel and Kaylee King Results Abstract Our HPAC Community Awareness group chose to educate our peers on the benefits of essential oils for anxiety A 2018 survey found 70 percent of teens say anxiety and depression is a major problem among their peers and an additional 26 percent say it s a minor problem We wanted to show students a healthy way to deal with their anxiety We took part in the mental health fair by having a booth in December with essential oils We made and provided a pamphlet for students We also gave background information to show how we believe essential oils could help deal with anxiety We gave out roughly 80 essential oil samples to the students that visited our table There were 300 students that attended the mental health fair There were flyers the students could take The students were very interested in learning more information We believe that we made the community more aware of a healthy way to deal with anxiety Students were very interested in learning how and why they work the way that they do Essential oils work different for everyone Our group chose this for our topic because a member of our team was diagnosed with anxiety and was not sure if she wanted to use a prescription medication so she decided to look in to essential oils As a group we learned a lot about ways oils can help and the best one to use for anxiety Essential oils may not be a solution for everyone there are many effective treatments for anxiety but we wanted to show our peers that essential oils are an option Two professional essential oil consultants we worked with were K Kruse and Jennifer Misener who gave samples of oils to students Many of the students had questions about how the oils worked We responded to their questions and were supported by the consultants who knew more information than us We made a flyer to give to the students with Objectives 1 Educate teens on healthy ways to deal with anxiety Conclusion This is a photo of the table we were at during the mental health fair December 15 2018 information on it to show the research we have done In the flyer it talked about types of oils how Essential oils work and top oils to use and how they help There are photos of the oils and different ways to use them such as bracelets neckless or just putting it on the skin and oil diffusers 2 To provide awareness of essential oils for anxiety References Methods Alli MD R A 2018 July 08 Anxiety and Teens Retrieved December 7 2018 from https teens webmd com anxiety and teens 1 K Kruse personal communication December 17 2018 J Misener personal communication December 17 2018 Nichols H 2018 December 3 Can essential oils treat depression Medical News Today Retrieved from https www medicalnewstoday com articles 315481 php The Epidemic of Anxiety Among Today s Students 2019 March 06 Retrieved from http neatoday org 2018 03 28 the epidemic of student anxiety 1 We collected background research on the use of essential oils for anxiety and how they tied together 2 Also we helped with the mental health fair at Canton South High School on December 15 2018 at the table about essential oils This is where we answered questions students had as well as handed out samples and flyers This is a photo of our group with the essential oils consultants

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Turf Cleanliness Canton South Sports Medicine Wyatt Deutschman and Riley James Many schools are wanting to transition to artificial synthetic turf in all sports facilities The difference between artificial turf and synthetic turf is that artificial turf looks and feels the most like grass while synthetic turf is more like a carpet or a rug Unfortunately there are no standards for cleaning turf fields all around Ohio From what we know there is a scraper and they want to use a broom to just brush and get the new pellets of the turf to the top We as a duo want to educate coaches and players the proper cleaning methods for cleaning artificial and synthetic turf in order to reduce the spread of disease Objectives 1 Find a way to clean turf quicker and more efficiently 2 We want to bring awareness to all coaches school boards about how to keep turf as clean as possible Conclusion Results Introduction We expect our project to bring awareness to athletic directors and coaches of high schools who have artificial and synthetic turf We want our own coaches as well as coaches from everywhere in the United States to consider the health of our athletes and themselves so we can have less exposure to diseases and infections We want our school to take a quicker and better approach to the cleaning of our synthetic and artificial turf After speaking with the athletic director he was interested in taking a preventative approach to turf cleanliness and encouraging athletes to shower prior to practice and games and practice proper wound management As we continue our project we hope to educate athletes and coaches regarding the part that hygiene plays in turf cleanliness We home to host an event next year to teach them information about how to clean turf and what diseases and infections you can get from turf that is not cleaned properly We hope to teach everyone something about the cleaning of turf and bring awareness to the issue Methods Canton South Turf Football Field For our project we spoke with East Canton and Canton South Athletic Directors and Coaches to educate them on ways they can clean disinfect turf quicker and more efficiently and References Learned about the current techniques being used to clean and disinfect turf https ehp niehs nih gov doi full 10 1289 ehp 116 a116 Website Title National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences Article Title Synthetic Turf Health Debate Takes Root Date Accessed March 20 2019 Learned what coaches and the athletic director have in mind for the future https patents google com patent US3902219A en Website Title Google Patents Article Title US3902219A Artificial turf cleaner East Canton Turf Football Field Date Accessed March 20 2019

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Nutrition Wellness and a Balanced Diet Yonah Donald Shekinah Sanchez Canton South High School Sports Medicine Abstract A healthy nutritious lifestyle is a necessity in life and if not followed within certain guidelines can be detrimental to the human body Nutrition is the science of the substances in food that are essential to life Getting our daily nutrients plays a dynamic part in a healthy lifestyle Nutrients have three major functions the growth repair and maintenance of all tissues the regulation of body processes and the production of energy Nutrients include carbohydrates fats proteins water vitamins and minerals Carbohydrates proteins and fats are also known as macronutrients or big nutrients being that they play a big part in everyday life and health Vitamins minerals and water are also known as micronutrients or small nutrients being that they are not necessarily the most important or quite as fundamental to the healthy lifestyle in comparison to the more essential macronutrients Both macro or micro nutrients are imperative for the regulation of normal everyday body functions therefore allowing a healthier lifestyle According to MyPlate half of the plate should be protein and fruits Thirty percent of the plate should be grains and 40 of the plate should be vegetables A glass of milk can be good for the bones so it is recommended but not necessarily crucial to health We recognized that many students in our school are unaware of what nutritious foods are or how to eat a healthy diet As a result we decided to educate our classmates on this topic Objectives 1 Inform the public about a healthy balance of food 2 Encourage students to lead a more nutritious lifestyle Methods We conducted research via the Internet and registered health professionals to learn more about the science behind the effect that certain foods have on your body We researched the caloric content in specific foods and how those calories affect a person s diet We wanted to share these details with our classmates so that they could make informed decisions when choosing which foods to eat We researched the calories in 3 cookies and how long a person would need to walk on the treadmill in order to burn that off We included similar details on a variety of food items that typical teens eat We then created a survey consisting of some facts from the Principles of Athletic Training book basic questions about nutrition and details from My Plate We administered the anonymous survey to 31 students Conclusion For our HPAC project we conducted a survey about the health of the body and how to begin and maintain a healthier lifestyle Food consumption calorie intake and fitness are extremely significant to being healthy and even more significantly the health of the body as a whole We believe our project improved our classmates understanding of a nutritious balanced diet As a result we hope that they will make efforts to maintain a healthier diet which will improve their overall health Acknowledgements Kristen Smith HPAC Advisor Karlton Cherry and Christa Wilk AmeriCorps Members HPAC Leaders Health Professions Affinity Community Canton Local Schools References Choosing Healthy Fats Dietary Guidelines for Americans September 2018 https www helpguide org articles healthy eating choosinghealthy fats htm Workout Nutrition Explained What to eat before during and after exercise https www precisionnutrition com workout nutritionexplained Principles of athletic training

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Osgood Schlatters Disease Canton South High School Sports Medicine Brian Gillard Bryce Lindower Manny Vazquez Abstract Results In this project we are raising awareness for Osgood Schlatters disease It is a disease that is very common among teenagers all around the world that many people are not aware of This disease causes swelling of the growth plate at the top of the tibia According to healthline com Osgood Schlatters occurs at the beginning of puberty and growth spurts It occurs in females at around 11 and 12 years old where it occurs in males around 13 and 14 years old Teenage athletes are the most vulnerable to develop the disease Depending on the pain it causes them they may need to sit out of their sport as well as limit physical activity for a while Our Osgood Schlatters project increased awareness among our peers After the presentation the test scores increased significantly demonstrating that the students learned important information as a result of the presentation This presentation was very successful in the classroom and in the future we will do a test with a greater amount of people to see how well people understand Osgood Schlatters We expect the results to be significantly higher than the last test Objectives How serious can Osgood Schlatters disease be How Osgood Schlattters can affect your daily life How Osgood Schlatters is overlooked by many people Conclusion The individuals in attendance showed an 80 increase of knowledge about Osgood Schlatters after the presentation Learning the anatomy when how and how to care for and treat the disease Osgood Schlatters is overlooked and not known by many people however it affects so many Though we surveyed and taught a small number of people we plan to raise more awareness for the disease Methods References Our method for this project is that we educated our peers on how serious this disease can be We created a presentation and as a group presented it to our class The presentation contained information about what Osgood Schlatter s disease is how it is developed and how to treat the disease We administered both a pre and post test survey to the class to see gauge what they had learned The questions on both tests were similar questions Shoreline Orthopedics n d Knee Retrieved from http shorelineortho com specialties kneeosgood_schlatter_disease ph Kids Health n d Osgood Schlatter Disease for Teens Retrieved from https kidshealth org en parents search y q Osgood Schlatter Disease for Teens KidsHealth datasource kidshealth start 0 rows 10 lang english ion parents_teens_kids kh search lang select engp

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Teen Vaping Epidemic Canton South High School Sierra Searfoss and Jack Nelligan Methods Introduction Nicotine addiction in youth has been a consistent problem in recent years Originally E cigarettes were created to help adults quit smoking Ecigarettes were then marketed toward a younger demographic which then created a wide epidemic of vaping and nicotine addiction in youth Some of the flavors or E Juices were intentionally named to appeal to middle school and high school students causing some companies to be required to take their kidfriendly flavors off the market More than 2 million middle and high school students have admitted to using a vape in 2017 A presentation to inform students in the Canton Area about the health risk associated with Ecigarettes was created The presentation highlighted many of long term and short term effects that result from the use of E cigarettes This presentation was then presented to middle school students in the Canton Area Additionally a Kahoot was created to measure the amount of information absorbed by the students Results Objective 1 Help prevent nicotine addiction in the youth 2 Spread awareness about the hazards Ecigarette use Area of Need The use of e cigarettes is unsafe for kids teens and young adults A presentation on April 4th 2019 Most e cigarettes contain nicotine Nicotine is highly addictive and can harm adolescent brain development which continues into the early to mid 20s Conclusion Teen Vaping has become a growing epidemic We felt that targeting the preteen teen age group was the most effective This became a success because they become more interested in the negative effects of vaping and learned more about it E cigarettes can contain other harmful substances besides nicotine Nicotine can harm the developing adolescent brain The brain keeps developing until about age 25 Using nicotine in adolescence can harm the parts of the brain that control attention learning mood and impulse control After the presentation a Kahoot was conducted on the information on the presentation This was used a way to quantify the amount of information that was absorbed by students Questions were asked regarding the main points of discussion in the presentation The entire class participated in the Kahoot and had an overall performance of 81 of the contentbased questions correct This outcome shows that the majority of the information in the presentation was absorbed These results show that not only did the project work but there is room for expansion Citations The use of e cigarettes is unsafe for kids teens and young adults 2018 NYTS Data A Startling Rise In Youth E Cigarette Use Fda Gov 2019 https www fda gov TobaccoProducts PublicHealthEducation ProtectingKidsfr omTobacco ucm625887 htm Quick Facts on the Risks of E cigarettes for Kids Teens and Young Adults CDC n d Retrieved from https www cdc gov tobacco basic_information ecigarettes Quick Facts on the Risks of E cigarettes for Kids Teens andYoung Adults html

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Post Athletic Injury Depression and Anxiety Canton South High School Sports Medicine Cody Ellis and Maddie Shultz Methods Abstract Mental illness can be caused from many things Stress is a major cause of mental illness Injuries are also a leading cause of depression and stress Many athletes as well as average people suffer from mental illness everyday and it is important to get them the proper help they need in order to get better mentally Objectives 1 Educate our peers on mental health awareness 2 Provide people outlets to go to in order to receive help We ve created a Twitter page as a source for advertisement of our web page We took a google forms survey of students in our grade at Perry High School Results Results of the survey Conclusion People are impacted by mental illness in many different ways In our own lives Maddie and I have had own experiences with mental illness In our school there have been 7 suicides since 2018 It has touched our community in many ways and it affects many people and many communities around the country It s best that we put a lot of effort into getting people the help they need Over 80 students reported the website was resourceful Under 30 students reported the website helpful but agreed that improvements could be made to the website 3 Assist people to get the help they need References Duffek Jaimie and Jaimie Duffek When Stress Is Good for Student Athletes and When It s Not USA TODAY High School Sports USA TODAY High School Sports 15 Nov 2017 usatodayhss com 2017 when stress is good for student athletes andwhen its not 16 Simple Ways to Relieve Stress and Anxiety Healthline Healthline Media www healthline com nutrition 16 ways relieve stress anxiety section15 Buckeye Recreation Center beechrecreation org sports balls 4w Media Resources Lifeline suicidepreventionlifeline org media resources How Dual Pathway Athletes Handle Injuries Better The Final Whistle 27 July 2017 www thefinalwhistle com athletic career dual pathway athletes injuries

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Drug Free World Choffin Career Technical Center Felisha Ward Introduction Event Day Assessment In 2015 there was a 20 5 increase from the 2 531 deaths due to accidental drug overdoses in 2014 resulting in a total of 3 050 Ohio deaths due to drug abuse Dewine 2017 The drug epidemic is a known concern based on the constant news coverage and arrests in the Youngstown area To help combat this issue we found that according to the National Institute on Drug Abuse prevention programs or committees are one of the few most effective ways to prevent the progression of drug abuse Preventing Drug Abuse 2003 Therefore by bringing awareness to the prevention programs in the Youngstown area we can help stop the progression Due to these findings we decided to hold an event that would educate the public of the seriousness of this epidemic as well as the support that can be found in the Youngstown community For many months we have been planning the itinerary for our event A few adjustments had to be made last minute However this was the itinerary on event day Introduced AmeriCorps HPAC and the health disparity of drug abuse Presented a video that explained the seriousness of the issue and its effects on everyday citizens Nicole Mooney speaker from the Red Zone discusses the topic and how it affects mental health Closing remarks about the subject Audience had time to visit vendors from the Youngstown area In order to assess the event we decided to measure the success based on the attendance at our event Our goal was to have 100 students from Choffin arrive and the final outcome was 130 We counted the attendance by placing a note card and pen on each seat Once the individual sat at the seat they would notice that on the board there were instructions to write their name Once the opening remarks were finished it was announced to pass the notecards to the end of the row Methods This project is the continuation of the successful drug awareness project Steps Toward Sobriety that occurred last year at Youngstown State University However a few differences have occurred This year the focus is on preventing drug use in teenagers Shifted our focus to our classmates at Choffin Career Technical Center Choffin has agreed to host the event this year The Red Zone has offered their staff for speakers at the event We have reached out to all of the same vendors as last year and they have agreed to return The event will begin with a video focusing on the dangers of drug use and the stories by those that have been affected Picture 3 130 Choffin students were in attendance at the event Conclusion Picture 1 Nicole Mooney presents the topic of drug abuse to students at Choffin Career Technical Center Special Thanks To We would like to thank the following for their participation in our project The Red Zone speaker Nicole Mooney The Red Zone Neil Kennedy Recovery Center Youngstown Urban Minority Alcoholism and Drug Abuse Outreach Program Inc YUMADAOP Narcotics Anonymous YSU student Hannah Haynie discussing her research on ACE s Choffin HPAC group focusing on mental health Choffin Career Technical Center for hosting the event AmeriCorps Members Tyler Fitzgerald Tyler Poulakos and Hannah Grimes Based on our attendance we can easily determine that our project was a success However many other factors helped us determine the effectiveness of our project For instance the comments from the students teachers and vendors were all positive Many of the comments were about the many resources we were able to gather and the information that many students did not know Since this is the continuation of last year s event we did discover that there was more success when having the event at Choffin due to the higher attendance and less hassle of parking The relationship between Choffin and the vendors that participated in the event seemed to increase Many of the organizations stated that if there were more events to attend they would be thoroughly interested in partnering with us again References Picture 2 Choffin students taking the time to visit different vendors from the Youngstown area Dewine Mike Ohio Joint Study Committee on Drug Use Prevention Education Ohio Attorney General Feb 2017 http www ohioattorneygeneral gov getdoc c722f75b 9863 4c62 b86e2db1dc2b2c74 Preventing Drug Abuse National Institute on Drug Abuse 2003 https www drugabuse gov sites default files preventingdruguse_2 pd

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Choffin Against Human Trafficking Braylin Gilliam Jaylan Butts Genesis Montanez Zye Asia Moore Neveah Carmicheal Lorelei Miller Kevin Vega Kyra Smith Cadaja Blair Neveah Carmichael Natacha Febres Ashanne Blake Choffin Career Technical Center Background Community Assets Choffin Against Human Trafficking is a student led project designed to combat the rising rates of human trafficking occurrences in the Mahoning Valley We created a community event which invited YSU students from various majors as well as Choffin students in the Allied Health Biotech and Criminal Justice programs to learn more about the problem at hand Youngstown State University has roughly 11 386 students and this event took place in the heart of campus Kilcawley Center We wanted to provide these students with the capacity to address a prominent issue and create change for the victims of human trafficking The severity of this issue was brought to our attention when last summer a Youngstown man was arrested for human trafficking When interviewed about the arrest Jeff Allen from the Mahoning County Sheriff s office stated at this point in time we are at a minimum of 80 females that were being exploited Both juveniles and young adults WKBN 2018 The prominent issue happening in Youngstown requires immediate attention and intervention Decreasing occurrence rates was our main goal as well as giving these students a hand up in their ability to make a difference We utilized many different partners when completing this project We collaborated with Youngstown State University s student organization YSU Coalition Against Human Trafficking as well as Northeast Ohio Coalition Against Human Trafficking The YSU room space was donated We also collaborated with Susan Laird YSU Professor who studies Human Trafficking and the Youngstown Human Trafficking Taskforce Figure 1 This map from the Polaris Project shows a visual representation of the human trafficking epidemic nationwide Methods Identified human trafficking as our health disparity within our community Developed an event to be held at Youngstown State University to raise awareness for human trafficking Reached out to potential vendors to host informational tables at our event Created a poster and compiled information to present at the event Secured vendors police officer and event space for the event Implemented event on March 18th 2019 at YSU Area of Need The International Labor Organization estimates that there are 40 3 million victims of human trafficking globally The Facts 2019 This staggering fact proves that the trafficked individuals make up a significant number of the population The Ohio Trafficking in Persons Study Commission has identified 1 800 victims of human trafficking within our state In total Ohio is home to an estimated 6 316 at risk individuals 3 437 foreignborn and 2 879 American born mostly women Tim Derickson Ohio s human trafficking problem bigger than you think 2019 Human trafficking in Ohio should not have to be reported on because it should not be a problem in the first place Recently our area has seen a significant increase of human trafficking occurrences In August 2018 a man was arrested for trafficking more than 80 women in Youngstown alone Polaris a nonprofit that tracks human trafficking in the U S said 375 Ohio trafficking cases were reported from 1 352 calls to the national hotline last year Report shows human trafficking on rise in Ohio nationally 2017 This equates to roughly 27 7 of all calls coming into the national hotline Choffin Career Technical Center human trafficking vendor table right and the social awareness tips presented by Officer Malik of the Youngstown Police Department left Acknowledgements Welcome presentation held at YSU on March 18 2019 Results We assessed our project by evaluating how many students attended the event at YSU We initially aimed to have 50 students and community members to attend the event Our final count was 73 people We wanted to educate as many people as we could about the human trafficking epidemic in Youngstown Youngstown Against Human Trafficking Attendance Assessment 80 70 60 50 40 30 20 10 0 Initial Goal Event Attendence Figure 2 Evaluation results of attendance at the event on March 18th 2019 Initial goal was 50 but superseded the attendance with 73 Karen Perry Tanya Bush HPAC Advisors Tyler Poulakos Hannah Grimes Tyler Fitzgerald AmeriCorps Members Choffin Career and Technical Center Youngstown Human Trafficking Taskforce Susan D Laird LPCC S CDCA Executive Director of NEOCAHT Youngstown State University CAHT Youngstown State University References Report shows human trafficking on rise in Ohio nationally 2017 January 31 Retrieved from Columbus Dispatch https www dispatch com news 20170131 report shows human trafficking onrise in Ohio nationally The Facts 2019 Retrieved from Polaris Freedom Happens Now https polarisproject org human trafficking facts Tim Derickson Ohio s human trafficking problem bigger than you think 2019 Retrieved from Journal News https www journalnews com lifestyles philosophy tim derickson ohio human trafficking problembigger than you think rZ3L2dJOIDsJGIxGVjoM2N Ricciutti Gerry Authorities At Least 80 Women Subjected to Human Trafficking in Mahoning County WKBN WKBN 15 Oct 2018 www wkbn com news localnews authorities at least 80 women subjected to human trafficking inmahoning county 1349513187

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One Step Ahead Choffin Career and Technical Center Mone Clarkson Reed Nyrah Simmons Jo tajah Floyd Adrienna Brooks Our Project Methods Evaluation The health disparity we focused on is teen pregnancy We wanted to help educate mothers as to where they can go for help if faced with an unexpected pregnancy To do this we provided mothers with supplies for their baby In doing so we collaborated with Chaney High School and East High School We were able to supply kits to the school guidance offices that will be distributed to expecting mothers Our goal was to provide outreach and support by giving them some basic necessities including diapers bottles and a onesie We also provided pamphlets from local resources including the Resource for Mothers program by Mercy Health in addition to an insert that includes the names and addresses contact information to other resources in the area such as the local branches of Planned Parenthood We will provide each school with 15 kits which we hope will be replenished each year by future HPAC groups IDEAS MODEL OUR GOAL We set a goal to donate 30 supply kits total Our goal was based upon the financial means of our project and what was suitable for the amount of donations received This number exceeded the amount of kits needed each year so we ensured that enough kits were available Area of Need In 2012 alone there were 175 reported teen pregnancies in Mahoning County where Youngstown Ohio is located 1 Nationally 3 in 10 teen American girls will get pregnant at least once before age 20 accounting for nearly 750 000 teen pregnancies every year Ohio experiences 25 30 teen pregnancies per 1 000 live births 2 Parenthood is the leading reason that teen girls drop out of school and more than 50 of teen mothers never graduate from high school 3 Realizing the impact teen pregnancy has on those affected we wanted to make a change We hope our prevention kits will lessen the hardships that may come along with pregnancy at a young age Being that such a high number of pregnancies do occur in our area we wanted to at least aid those in need by providing them with basic supplies Identify Decided that we wanted to ease the stress faced by teen mothers in our area Researched teen pregnancy rates in our area and across the US to better understand the problem Develop Researched local resources to create an insert to hand out to mothers with provider names and numbers Requested grant funding for baby supplies including diapers onesies and bottles to put into baby kits Contacted East HS and Chaney HS to identify the best way to distribute the kits Created 30 kits to donate to East HS and Chaney HS Included 1 bottle 1 onesie 5 diapers local resource information Resource for Mothers Program information Enact During the week of April 22nd we distributed the kits Assess During the last week of school in May we are going to stop in to the guidance offices to gauge how many kits were successfully distributed Share We hope to continue our educational outreach on May 1st at an HPAC Day at our school OUR OUTCOME Donating 30 kits was successful 15 to each school OUR FUTURE Will gather information on how many kits have been used or are projected to be needed next year based upon the number of teen pregnancies that occurred within the school this year Will help us to have a better idea on how many supplies should be needed in a typical year Hope to extend the amount of schools reached in the future Will give us a good estimate for donation requests We feel that if a teen is faced with this diverse hardship we have helped to lessen their stress during this difficult time in their life Acknowledgements AmeriCorps and Baldwin Wallace University HPAC Leaders Hannah Grimes Tyler Poulakos Tyler Fitzgerald HPAC Advisors Karen Perry and Tanya Bush Choffin Career and Technical Center East High School and Chaney High School Mercy Health Resources for Mothers References 1 Smith Amanda 27 Investigates Teen Pregnancy in Decline across Mahoning Valley WKBN First News 1 May 2014 wkbn com 2014 05 01 teen pregnancy in decline across mahoningvalley 2 United The infographic above shows that Ohio has higher teen pregnancy rates than many other states We assembled the kits making sure each mother would get pamphlets full of resources and useful information as well as a bottle diapers and a onesie for her baby We then packaged them into boxes in preparation for their distribution to the school guidance offices States Map with State Teen Birth Rates Births per 1 000 Females Ages 15 19 by Quartile Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Centers for Disease Control and Prevention 1 Oct 2018 www cdc gov teenpregnancy about alt text map state text 311 Facts About Teen Pregnancy DoSomething org Volunteer for Social Change www dosomething org us facts 11 facts about teen pregnancy

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Put a Silence on Violence Choffin Career and Technical Center okay Sha Lisa Wilkerson Mya Hale Marcus Winphrie Katelyn Miles Karliyah Hunter Zaylenn Brown Jashaya Cross Destiny Robinson Travis Bland Project Description Future Plans We want to give back to our community by providing them with the education tools and methods to abolish violence Specifically we chose to focus on domestic violence homicide and human trafficking because we know these acts to be prominent in Youngstown OH In some cases we may even know someone who has been a victim of these acts We will educate our classmates by sharing statistics and facts about violence through an awareness campaign in which we will create posters to hang in the school stairwell and other high traffic areas This will help to shed light on the reality that violence is occurring daily in our community and worldwide Following the poster campaign we will have a banner available for students to sign as they enter the school building If they sign our pledge they are pledging to Put a Silence on Violence and take initiative to prevent and report violent crimes they witness or experience Our Next step is to get the attention of kids in all schools including younger grades and other schools in the district This will help students of all grades ages and schools in the district to realize that this is a problem that they can help solve By getting children to understand how violence affects their community we hope they feel that it shouldn t be something they want to partake in We hope students will then be more likely to report violence that they know is occurring By becoming familiar with the issues violence presents they can help to stop it before it s too late To intensify our impact we will help these students to launch their own anti violence campaign in their schools We will work with them to create their own awareness posters We will bring a banner to each school with a pledge to be non violent that can be signed by all students The infographic above shows that Youngstown surpasses national crime rates in varying crime types including murder and assault Method Area of Need Identified Decided that we wanted to bring awareness to the violence happening in our community and the US Researched 3 key components contributing to violence Human Trafficking homicide and domestic violence Found statistics about the rates of these acts Development Plan to create awareness posters with these statistics to place in heavily trafficked areas in the Choffin School Building Design and have a banner printed with a pledge to Put a Silence on Violence Enactment Will place these posters in the school hallways during the week of May 6th After the posters are displayed for a week we will set up a table in the entry area of the Choffin building where students can sign the banner as they arrive at school As they sign we will ask them if they noticed our awareness posters during the past week and if they felt the school members are more aware of violence now Assessment We have a goal of 50 signatures for our banner at least reaching all junior class members is a great start and a huge success Share See our exciting future plans Youngstown Ohio In 2017 there were 19 murders 34 rapes 144 robberies and 277 assaults totaling 474 violent crimes Youngstown is only 5 safer than the most violent US cities This past summer a 77 year old man was caught and later found guilty of trafficking women in his Youngstown OH home He is believed to have at least 80 victims In 2018 2 young adults and an infant were killed on Youngstown s south side In 2019 a young mother was killed while holding her son in her arms on Youngstown s east side National and state statistics On a typical day a domestic violence hotline receives about 21 000 calls adding up to 15 calls per minute In 2017 17 284 homicides occurred in the US Ohio ranks 4th highest in human trafficking We Pledge to Put a Silence on Violence Acknowledgements AmeriCorps Baldwin Wallace University Karen Perry Tanya Bush HPAC Advisors Tyler Poulakos Hannah Grimes Tyler Fitzgerald AmeriCorps Members Choffin Career and Technical Center References NO MORE Together We Can End Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault NOMORE org Together We Can End Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault 2019 www nomore org NCADV National Coalition Against Domestic Violence The Nation s Leading Grassroots Voice on Domestic Violence www ncadv org FastStats Homicide Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Centers for Disease Control and Prevention www cdc gov nchs fastats homicide htm Freedom Network USA Freedom Network USA 2016 freedomnetworkusa org This headline could be found all over local news stations this past summer as news of the 80 victim human trafficking ring rocked our community WOIO Newsroom Ohio Ranked One of Highest Sex Trafficking States in Nation WBKO Bowling Green KY www wsaz com content news Ohio rankedone of highest sex trafficking states in nation 506270721 html

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Stop Spreading Stigma Choffin Career and Technical Center Sheraliz Almodovar Vada Cline Ninoshka Cuevas Tiaunnah El amin Aldon Gomez Karen Hoschar De Leon Jennings Alaja Johnson Yanielette Morales Background Results We assessed our project by evaluating how many students people from our community that we interacted with on Social Media Facebook Twitter and Instagram were used for communication We initially aimed to reach 50 followers mainly on Instagram Our final count was 89 followers that we were able to present our awareness posts to through Social Media The posts were a way to educate the students people from our community and allow them to understand the stigma surrounding mental health Our mental illness awareness group is focused on the social media mental health stigma Specifically how media and literature often glamorize the many mental disorders We identified the different disorders and how they affect people Not only does our group want to raise more awareness about these disorders but we chose to do this project in order to change society s view of mental health According to the National Alliance on Mental Illness Approximately 1 in 5 adults in the U S 43 8 million or 18 5 experiences mental illness in a given year The lack of mental health education and awareness is what allows the stigma to continue and remain an issue With so many people suffering we as a group want to combat this stigma directly to make others aware that mental health is not a joke and that there are people and resources available for those that need it Objectives 1 To raise awareness of mental health 2 Help change the perspective of how others view mental health 3 To build a Social Media platform to promote positive views of mental health Next Steps Future Plans Stop Spreading Stigma student group with Christina Long after a classroom presentation aimed at ending the stigma of mental illness Methods Identified mental health stigma as our health disparity We kicked off our project by bringing in Christina Long Counselor at Southwoods Counseling to discuss mental illness with the Allied Health and Biotechnology classrooms Area of Need 1 in 10 young people will experience a mental health problem 1 in 10 sufferers report facing discrimination or stigma daily 28 of people report waiting longer than a year to seek help from their families or make them aware of the mental health struggle they were facing References Mental Illness by the Numbers NAMI National Alliance on Mental Illness 2019 www nami org learn more mental health by the numbers McGuinness Ross Time to Talk Day Shaking off the Stigma of Mental Health Metro Metro co uk 8 June 2015 metro co uk 2014 02 06 timeto talk day shaking off the stigma of mental health 4265834 within our community Researched mental disorder information as well as statistics related to stigma Developed our project in a way in which it allowed us to directly connect with students affected by mental illness Created an Instagram Facebook Twitter and an email for students to connect with us Collaborated with another HPAC project A Drug Free World to host a table at a symposium taking place at Choffin Career Technical Center Made a poster to inform students the similarities between mental illness and drug abuse Attended the event on April 9th 2019 where we promoted our Stop the Stigma campaign and encouraged participants to follow our Social Media pages We plan to continue our project and have identified various goals moving forward 1 Continue obtaining followers to spread the message about endingthestigma 2 Promote resources within the community which can help someone in need 3 Post at least two posts per week on each Social Media platform 4 Host an awareness campaign throughout the 2019 2020 school year at our school Acknowledgements Karen Perry Tanya Bush HPAC Advisors Tyler Poulakos Hannah Grimes Tyler Fitzgerald AmeriCorps Members Choffin Career and Technical Center Southwoods Counseling LLC Christina Long MSEd LPC Above our group is pictured surrounding our informational and promotional table that we held at the substance abuse symposium on April 9th 2019

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The Clot Busters Choffin Career Technical Center Ellay White Daiyaunna Brogdun Evelianis Carrasquillo Taikeeyah Wright Introduction Our Events Results According to Mahoning Health the mortality rate for heart disease in 2014 was 191 4 people for every 100 000 This cause of death is also the highest rate in the Mahoning County Community Health Assessment 2014 Even more shocking is 610 000 people in America die from heart disease every year That is 1 in every 4 deaths Heart Disease Facts 2017 These alarming statistics prove that heart disease is an important health disparity that needs to be focused on right away By making our classes and younger students aware of these statistics and educating them as to how to prepare healthy snacks to prevent heart disease we hope to reduce the incidence of heart disease and to lower these mortality rates Our goal was to have over 50 of the students answer each question correctly on our quiz We asked questions including knowledge about mortality rate of heart disease and what food can lead to or prevent heart disease Over 50 of the students answered each question with a clear understanding We had the same goal for the second grade students We asked questions including what is heart disease and their understanding of healthy vs unhealthy foods 10 out of 13 students answered the questions with a clear understanding Methods Conclusion In addition to our interactive food demonstration we had a nutritionist help our class understand more about a healthy lifestyle Our group also enacted with the second grade gym class at Youngstown Community Schools to help them understand what it means to be healthy at a young age In order to make our food demonstration a success we used the following steps Research interesting healthy recipes Fill out the grant to receive food after attempting to get donations Reach out to Bridget Lacket at Mercy Health after researching the nutritionist directory In order to teach the second graders we used the following steps Reach out to the Youngstown Community School principal Make a script to help the second graders understand the subject of heart health Research fun activities to do with the students Picture 1 Choffin students teaching second graders about what it means to be healthy Acknowledgements Picture 2 Choffin s heart disease group demonstrating healthy food options for their classmates Project Day On the day of our food demonstration Our group prepped stations for lettuce wraps fruit salad and strawberry banana smoothies Split the classes into three groups Each group started at a different station Groups rotated to the next station after a few minute presentation at each station Gave the last hour to Nutritionist Bridget Lackey to teach the class about healthy lifestyle choices On the day of our interaction with the second graders Talked briefly about heart disease and what it means to be healthy Taught fun activities that will keep them active Gave out healthy snacks Administered a quiz to evaluate how well they understood the lesson Our group has made advancements that were very successful compared to our enactment last year This year we added a Nutritionist as a speaker at our Choffin event and added the event with second graders which increased our impact on our community According to our knowledge based quiz both enactments were successful in the fact that over 50 of the audience showed an understanding of heart disease We hope that by educating high school and elementary students we have made an impact in their lifestyle choices through adolescence and adulthood We would like to thank the following for their support Choffin Career Technical Center for allowing us to do our demonstration for the students and sharing their utensils Youngstown Community Schools for allowing us to teach their students Bridget Lackey Nutritionist from Mercy Health for sharing her knowledge with our classmates AmeriCorps members Tyler Fitzgerald Tyler Poulakos and Hannah Grimes Works Cited Community Health Assessment Community Health Improvement Plan Mahoning County Ohio Mahoning Health Mar 2014 http www mahoninghealth org wpcontent uploads file Documents Uploaded_Documents 2014 20Mahoning 20County 20CHA 2 0CHIP pdf Heart Disease Facts Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Nov 2017 https www cdc gov heartdisease facts htm Picture 3 Bridget Lackey nutritionist from Mercy Health teaching the Choffin students about healthy lifestyle choices

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Broken Window Theory A Neighborhood Clean Up Cleveland Heights and Orange High Schools Elijah Weisblat Danny Moore Chandler Rowell Hira Hanson Ned Trivisonno Vince Bellini Introduction This project was developed to address the issue of littering in the community We based our work on the Broken Windows theory This theory states that people are more likely to vandalize or damage community or individual property if it is already damaged or vandalized We undertook the job of cleaning up our local park that had a lot of trash around it to improve our community Results In arear near our parking lot for the baseball field we found the following 34 bottles of alcohol 30 plus Black Milds 2 Bottles of suspected urine One full diaper 1 used condom And 7 total bags of general trash and 6 bags of recyclable item Conclusion Objectives Our conclusion is that there needs to be greater education and awareness in the community to keep the community clean Making the community clean means more than just making it look good That even when trash cans were present people still did not use them The park needs more recycling bins Those that are more involved in their neighborhood work hard to keep it upstanding and free of crime By holding those in the neighborhood accountable and giving them some responsibility to help the process can make law enforcement agencies more successful at reducing the rates of crime In a nutshell if its broken then fix it Lastly this is an important project because keeping parks clean invites people to go and exercise socialize in a positive way and feel safe about their community Our Objectives were the following To improve community appearance to avoid future littering To set an example of what it means to take care of your community To develop a plan to work with fellow community members to better the environment To clean up the area near the parking lot and baseball field To Create awareness of how this is related to the Social Determinants of health Quotes from The Day For this little area it s shocking how much trash there is Ned It was surprising how poorly people treated the community Danny People can be very disrespectful Vince I had fun even though there was a lot of trash it was a great experience Chandler Love giving back to what gave me so much Hira Making the community clean has a bigger impact than just making it look nice Eli References Wilson J Q Kelling G L 1982 Broken windows Atlantic monthly 249 3 29 38 Sampson R J Raudenbush S W 2004 Seeing disorder Neighborhood stigma and the social construction of broken windows Social psychology quarterly 67 4 319 342 Sampson R J Raudenbush S W 2005 Neighborhood stigma and the perception of disorder Focus 24 1 7 11

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Does Stress Cause School Shootings Crestwood High School Alexis Mckenzie Ava Mory Sarah Maretka and Rebecca Scotton Causes of School Shootings Effects of School Shootings Alfred University took a survey within its campus to see what it s students thought about the reasons behind school shooting They asked them to rate the following questions from 1 5 on how much they agreed with the statement Here are the top ten A lasting effect after a school shooting has occurred is the on going feeling of danger that the shooting may happen at the same place again Studies on school shootings show that after a school shooting enrollment at the school falls and standardized test scores drop After school shootings students often do not want to be at school which may lead to students dropping out of school The shootings can also be triggers for post traumatic stress disorder also known as PTSD in people who were directly exposed to the shooting Worst of the Shootings April 16 2007 Virginia Tech 33 killed including the shooter The shooter was a student at the school December 14 2012 Sandy Hook Elementary 27 killed including the shooter 20 year old man Also killed his mother February 14 2018 Marjory Stoneman Douglas RANK 1 They want to get back at those who have hurt them 87 High School 2 17 killed Shooter was a former student Charged with 17 counts of premeditated murder Other kids pick on them make fun or them or bully them 86 3 They don t value life 62 4 They have been victims of physical abuse at home 61 5 They have mental problems 56 6 It is easy for them to get a gun 56 7 They do not get along with their parents 55 8 They have witnessed physical abuse at home 54 9 They drink alcohol or use drugs 52 10 They do not have any good 49 Signs of a Potential School Shooter 1 No remorse one of the most striking signs They do unspeakable acts and show no sign of regret 2 Act Violent Shooters tend to do small acts of violence before a mass shooting such as hurting the family dog or self harm 3 Emotional or mental disturbance Shooters have a history of being socially inept lacking emotional intelligence and not fitting in with their peer group Paradoxically they are also intelligent by traditional measurements 4 Obsession with weapons shooters tend to know how to acquire guns for the high power assault This can vary from Glock handguns to rifles What Can You Do to Get Help Considering the recent spike in mental illnesses school shooters may be experiencing feelings related to anxiety depression etc Also prior to a school shooting 78 of school shooters had attempted suicide previous to the attack We will educate the students of Crestwood on locations to report suicidal thoughts and or thoughts of harming others Special Thanks Kaley Furner AmeriCorps HPAC Advisor Crestwood Middle and High School friends Our Future Plans We plan to the address the 8th grade Crestwood middle school students To make the information engaging and interactive for the students we plan on presenting it to them by having a school resource fair We have already contacted local law enforcement who are willing to provide gun locks to students who have guns at home We wanted to provide them information about school shootings and information about gun safety Additional Crestwood student groups will also be part of the fair to address potential concerns the students may have about becoming a high school student References Alfred University 2019 Why Do Shootings Occur https www alfred edu about news studies lethal school violence why do shootings cfm NPR School Shooters What s Their Path To Violence 2019 https www npr org sections health shots 2019 02 10 690372199 school shooters whats theirpath to violence School Shooter The Warning Signs 2012 https www psychologytoday com us blog creative development 201207 school shooter thewarning signs https journalistsresource org studies society education school shootings student achievement

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Building a Bright Future For Our Crestwood Students Crestwood High School Emma Kuivila Nicholas Zizwarek Emily Lyke Carly Morell Sydney Scarl OBJECTIVE Our objective is to inform the 8th grade students at Crestwood about high school issues that typically aren t addressed by teachers in the classroom Some of the topics we would like to inform them about are harmful and addictive substances high school preparation wellbeing healthy habits safety Social Media and mental health We believe that educating our youth on these topics will help them to become more prepared for their future and make for a healthier safer and happier school environment Harmful and Addictive Substances High School Prep Preteens are quickly introduced to harmful and addictive substances Our mission when addressing this topic is to inform incoming freshmen about what they may be or have been putting into their bodies and how it can affect them and their futures We hope to touch on many different addictive and harmful substances but will mainly focus on the ones affecting our community most right now nicotine alcohol and marijuana We would like to educate our Crestwood 8th graders by informing them on the consequences of using drugs and alcohol while also helping them learn how to combat peer pressure Crestwood was nameed the Most Engaging School in Portage county for 2018 We would like to keep that engagement going Informing the 8th grade students of all the classes available to them at the high school level is a great way to get them eager to engage with our community For example we have over 12 Varsity sports and many clubs and elective courses that can serve as a great way to get involved Leadership Junior Senior Seminar Student Council Drama etc Along with the many opportunities that Crestwood offers comes the stress of completing your schoolwork and nurturing important relationships We would like to help inform our 8th grade students on how to use time management to succeed in their high school careers and the rests of their lives And of course we will answer any questions the upcoming freshman have about high school Well Being Healthy Habits Some of the healthy habits that we believe are important to address include sleep stress healthy eating and relationships As 8th graders who will soon be entering high school they are introduced to a heavier course load competitive sports and new relationships Along with this can come high standards from parents peers teachers and coaches We want to inform students on how to stay successful in high school without falling into any bad habits that can be detrimental to their health For instance getting 8 10 hours of sleep a night and eating the proper foods you need to do your best on school work and excel in athletics as well Assessment We plan to asses our event by creating Pre and Post questions and utilizing KAHOOT We would also like to hand out a check off sheet making sure each student was able to visit each station Future Plans Mental Health Safety Social Media It is not uncommon for teenagers to struggle with their mental health According to HHS in Ohio it is reported that 31 of teens reported feeling depressed Addressing that this is a problem they will eventually face is important because they will learn ahead of time the possible signs and symptoms We will discuss different mental disorders and how they can affect everyday life It is important to let our students know how and where they can receive help if they are struggling Teens of the 21st century are connected to one another and to the world via phones computers and other types of digital technology Since the use of technology has risen the risks that come with it have as well According to NHTH Ohio is number 2 in the US for sex trafficking Teens need to be aware of the danger to their safety when they choose to put themselves and their information on the Internet Educating our youth on the consequences of the improper use of Social Media can help make our schools and community safer Along with this we want to address other common safety precautions they should always take or consider taking We plan to hold this event at the middle school this May It is important to have this information fresh in their minds as they go into high school so it is a perfect event to have at the end of the school year We would like for the 8th graders to be in groups of 20 and rotate through each station each subtopic At each station they will get the chance to get moving and involved with a fun activity but we will also slow it down a little bit to inform them on the topic we are dealing with Of course we will be educated from all of the research we have done and will be able to answer any of their questions Special Thanks Kaley Furner AmeriCorps Member HPAC Leader Crestwood Middle and High School References Ohio Adolescent Mental Health Facts 2017 https www hhs gov ash oah facts and stats national and state data sheets adolescentmental health fact sheets ohio index html NHTH national human trafficking hotline published July 2018 https humantraffickinghotline org state ohio

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Fair Guide Cleveland School of Science and Medicine CSSM Jordan Black Oscar Hardy III Alia Haywood Michael Massey Wonuola Obasa Tayshon Blackwell Jamal Ware PurposeTo give back to our community and in the process gain an intimate connection with classmates while helping them gain access to information that could lead to financial stability and economic independence in the future Environment Poverty Rates in the Last 10 Years Program Overview You can take the man out of the hood but can t take the hood out of the man Many don t even make it out of the hood An environment can limit one s mindset and what they can achieve Resources and an opportunity may be all that is needed Foresight is key Do not fixate on the past Look ahead Presented at the Family Medicine Education Consortium in Pittsburgh PA in 2018 Led successful sessions Getting featured in the magazine Who s Who in Black Cleveland Bringing in financial advisers from Case Western Reserve Citizens Bank and Weatherhead School of Business Moving Forward Poverty Although poverty has decreased today s statistics show that one in three people in Cleveland are below the poverty line Even worse half of the Cleveland children come from a low income household According to the US Census Bureau living in poverty for a single person means earning less than 12 331 for a family of four this threshold is 24 257 Our mission is to spread Fair Guide throughout the Cleveland area Establishing the right mindset at a young age is crucial to development and success in the future Getting involved with local banks and helping students open bank accounts Passing the group onto prominent students Goals Fair Guide aims to teach our students financial literacy in order to set them up for economic independence in the future References Provide a path to College and beyond Fair Guide wants the next generation of leaders to possess the skills to compete for jobs Perform mock interviews for practice handling actual interview questions A personal goal for all Fair Guide members is to impact the life of someone they meet Whether today tomorrow or sometime down the road we plan to change lives through the work that we do Source Family Structure and Children s Living Arrangements 2012 Current Population Report U S Census Bureau July 1 2012 Source Livingston G 2015 Family Size Among Mothers Retrieved April 21 2016 from http www pewsocialtrends org 2015 05 07 family size amongmothers Source United States Census Bureau 2015 July 1 United States Quick Facts Retrieved April 4 2016 from https www census gov quickfacts table PST045215 00 SOURCE U S Department of Education National Center for Education Statistics 2015 Fast Facts Retrieved April 23 2016 from http nces ed gov fastfacts display asp id 98

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Golden Stepping Stones Doing Things the Golden Way Cleveland School of Science and Medicine McKinzy Ledford Mission Statistics Programs we want to Small projects we establish want to incorporate Our mission is to provide resources to help as many people throughout Cuyahoga County and assist in putting them on the right path Healthy relationship Hygiene pack classes giveaways Police brutality classes Objectives Golden Stepping Stones strives to 1 Help those who are less fortunate or who may come from unstable or broken homes 2 Provide resources that are not provided in the City of East Cleveland to those in need 3 Mentor and inspire the youth until they are able to do so for others 4 Reach as many people as possible throughout the journey we are pursuing Accomplishments Successfully held 5 clothing giveaways Secured giveaway events at the MLK Civic Center every fourth Saturday until June of 2019 The G S S team volunteers at various clothing and food banks Partnered with many grassroot organizations Gave away school supplies to 80 children and college students Raised funding for covers and coats to pass out to the homeless throughout Cleveland Submitted 2 grant proposals to Neighborhood Connections Recruited children from the community to volunteer every month since initiation Moving Forward Create awareness of issues in society through flyers Big brother Big sister Hot dinners lunches mentoring program Tutoring programs Special holiday dinners Community clean up Clothing giveaways The poverty rate for residents under the age of 18 is 42 8 in Cleveland East Cleveland is ranked the fourth poorest city in the nation 41 8 poverty rate and 19 953 median household income Only 12 4 of adults living in East Cleveland have a bachelor s degree East Cleveland has experienced a dramatic rise in poverty a fall in home values and a loss of more than half its population Many children have no one to go to and or look up to Connect with the Greater Cleveland Food Bank Provide resources to homeless domestic violence shelters Get our 501 c 3 and become an official Non Profit Organization Small community get togethers for networking Community Partners References Evan Comen 2018 24 7 Wall Street http www city data com poverty poverty East Cleveland Ohio html U S Census Bureau American Community Survey 2011 2017 Golden Stepping Stones Neighborhood Connections Grant

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The ECHO Experience Urban Health Fellows Cleveland State University Brigette Wilson and Team Introduction In recent years in the United States social determinants have been recognized as the most important contributors to a person s health Schroeder 2007 The literature documents that the social determinants of health reflect the social factors and physical conditions of the environment in which people are born live learn play work and age Healthy People 2010 The community defines the conditions of its residents The health and success of communities and people are bound together because they source from the same social determinants are a consequence of multiple factors and are deeply rooted in community eco systems and residents Community vitality is promoted when educational opportunities to identify and access resources are plentiful Thriving communities have high levels of recognizable and accessible social ecological human and economic capital aligned with the community Community members play a vital role in promoting community health and economic vitality but those living in disadvantaged communities often need more support and face additional barriers to deploy their resources to promote favorable change This poster explores the implementation of the ECHO model to improve upon the success of our existing platform to address health equity and build a culture of education in first generation and or URM college students The Model ECHO is a hub and spoke model using case based learning with short didactics Dr Sanjeev Arora at the University of New Mexico created Project ECHO initially as a way to expand access to hepatitis C treatment Since its launch in 2003 the ECHO model has spread rapidly ECHO Networks utilize technology to provide ongoing support for professionals where for various reasons specialized knowledge is not always accessible By connecting stakeholders in spokes to a hub of experts we provide access to the knowledge economy efficiently and remove barriers for improved outcomes The key underpinnings of ECHO are 1 the leveraging of scarce resources via the use of technology 2 improving the fidelity and equity of access to the knowledge economy 3 providing didactic training on core professional development topics and 4 providing case presentations to promote shared community responsibility for health We adopted this model to hold regular cases on the issues that impacted first generation students or URM students in the Urban Health Scholar s Program Results Students met utilizing the ECHO model and addressed issues that impacted their success in school Theses ECHO sessions also included high school HPAC students to help inform their pathways as well 8 ECHO sessions were conducted over 3 months Evaluation was done in the format of qualitative and quantitative results Post Echo Qualitative findings I loved the echo sessions I learned a lot about what to expect in college HPAC student It was very interesting to hear the speakers and to think that I could become that person one day UHF Student I was at times frustrated with the technology issues but I looked forward to the meetings and would like to possibly go to a college with a strong pre medical program Listening to the short talks and hearing the other students was very motivating to me HPAC student I am definitely going to recommend this to incoming freshman I learned a lot about how I could be more successful through the ECHO cases I also realized I was not alone in my struggles at school UHF Student Conclusion Theory and research suggest that academic achievement hinges on motivation confidence engagement prior achievement and healthy living these are the foundational components for student success and career advancement The association between motivation and achievement is well established and based on a comprehensive literature review spanning two decades the CDC 2010 and others found that increased physical fitness and improved diet is associated with substantial gains in students academic achievement and academic motivation We believe through participating in ECHO students gained these skills at a greater level than their peers who did not This needs to be tested in a more systematic and long term evaluations to confirm this finding See the table below for the definitions Post ECHO Quantitative Findings Over 90 of students found value in participating in the ECHO Sessions 82 of Students learned 1 2 new things when they participated in each ECHO Over 90 of students said they would participate in the program again if it were offered The biggest issue was internet strength at various locations The top three things students most commonly cited from their experience 1 They felt that they were understood and realized that others had similar issues 2 This experience reinforced their interest to go into the health professions 3 Students felt more motivated to achieve success in class after participating After participating in Echo over 80 of students liked the idea of tracking their efforts through a student success plan References The Urban Health Fellows Program The Urban Health Fellow Program vision is To create a national assetbased urban healthcare interdisciplinary professional training and learning community model to increase care to the most demanding and least cared for citizens while building a long term infrastructure of caregivers and committed community members for the 21st century health needs The program allows for several layers of mentoring designed to use existing assets that increase academic enrichment build healthy character with practice on counter narratives lit improved selfmanagement constant reinforcement for a growthful mind set regular goal setting and the building off lifelong contextual networks that improve social capital for students and mentors involved All coordination for Health Fellows utilizes Health Navigators faculty student support services on campus and existing like minded programs and AmeriCorps members that coordinate academic success career pathway progress all mental health and additional services for a holistic approach to student health mentors internships course support tutors etc The Urban Health Fellows Program Dembo M H 2000 Motivation and learning strategies for college success A self management approach Mahway NJ Erlbaum Eccles J S Wigfield A 2002 Motivational beliefs values and goals Annual Review of Psychology 53 1 109 132 Le H Casillas A Robbins S Langley R 2005 Motivational and skills social and self management predictors of college outcomes Constructing the Student Readiness Inventory Educational and Psychological Measurement 65 482 508 Osterman K F 2000 Students need for belonging in the school community Review of Educational Research 70 323 367 Wigfield A Cambria J 2010 Students achievement values goal orientations and interest Definitions development and relations to achievement outcomes Developmental Review 30 1 1 35 Wilson W J 1996 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Day of Balance Stress Management Day Georgetown Junior Senior High School Life Skills and Careers Classes 46 Strong Area of Need Research Day of Balance Description Our Day of Balance brings together many community agencies to address the mental health issues that affect our teenage population Forty six students in three Life Skills Careers classes researched the many health issues brought on by stress and poor mental health We then planned 24 sessions taking place over four periods that would help students learn strategies to make their lives more balanced We reached out to our community agencies local businesses and our school staff members to present information to our students Each student in our junior senior high school selected five sessions that they wanted to experience and all students joined together at the end of the event for a group presentation featuring resilience and believing in yourself Our HPAC group then treated the presenters to a home cooked meal that we prepared and served We celebrated our achievements and spent additional networking time with our guests Our desired outcome is that students will have open discussions about mental health issues and find resources and strategies that help them cope with everyday problems they will face We learned great soft skills throughout the process and walked away with pride and satisfaction that we had made a difference in the lives of our classmates and friends Rob Peters from Krossover Fitness assists a student with proper weightlifting techniques during the Day of Balance Acknowledgements We would like to thank all of our presenters and their respective local agencies businesses and administration A huge thank you to our Georgetown staff members who helped by presenting sessions supervising sessions assisting in the scheduling process providing materials and supplies and approving the event for the entire student body Special thanks to our AmeriCorps Coaches and their supporters for funding for supplies and the guidance to get the project off the ground We also greatly appreciate the guidance and the work behind the scenes provided by our instructor Pam McKinney We also must thank the HPAC groups before us for laying the groundwork for the Day of Balance They provided us a path to follow and room to add our own personal touches We leave our notebook of plans to those that follow so that they too can create a successful day and continue the legacy of the Day of Balance Students receive Self Defense instruction from Jason Patten from Patten Martial Arts They enjoyed the hands on presentation and felt safe armed with their new knowledge Community Partnerships Child Focus Matthew Hagee Talbert House Matthew Laube Adams Recovery Center Drew Smiri Adams Brown Community Action Partners Kim Brown RN The Counseling Source Elizabeth Claypool and Carin Ives University of Cincinnati CC Lesley Dorhout and Nikki Gamm YWCA Amber Malott Krossover Fitness Rob Peters Patten Martial Arts Jason Patten FloFitness Mikayla Florence The Home Place Mark Cole AmeriCorps Coaches Abigail Shroll and Mary Castle Georgetown Exempted Village School District Outcomes The Survey from the Day of Balance showed the following results Productive ways to deal with stress 92 Taught strategies to deal with stress 93 Physical and mental effects 91 Successful in helping deal with stress 89 No difference in dealing with stress 6 Unsuccessful in dealing with stress 5 Strategies taught teamwork art communication nutrition study skills exercise resilience meditation drug prevention sleep fun self defense anger animals grief management respect We looked at many health issues in our Brown County community and narrowed our view to include an environment that we are a part of everyday our own high school We see a great need for solutions to the opioid epidemic but if we can start at home maybe we can help our friends and classmates find a different solution than drug use to solve their problems From there our research began We were somewhat shocked to find out that stress can cause many health issues as well as the mental health issues we thought we knew Research from the Mayo Clinic has shown that stress can have many detrimental effects on teens bodies minds and moods 1 Chest pain fatigue stomach and digestion problems and sleep issues These can all affect a student s success in school which can lead to more issues Mental health issues include anxiety depression and anger control problems that lead to behavior problems and higher rates of suicide drug and alcohol abuse and self harm Today students face many mental health issues and few have resources to cope with their problems In research from Russell Romeo we learned that stressors in teenagers lives can lead to many health risks and diseases like diabetes heart disease insomnia eating disorders and reduced immunity so we are at a higher risk for colds flus and viruses 2 Our event was designed to help break the cycle and show students there are positive options to reduce stress right at their fingertips and for more severe issues resources in our community that can provide assistance Superintendent Chris Burrows leads the Check Your Respect session where he impressed upon the participants the need to show respect to earn the respect they want Next Steps Future Plans This event has become a yearly event at Georgetown Junior Senior High School with new sessions added every year Each group of students that participate in the planning and execution of the event leave their own stamp on the Day of Balance This year the students added Self Defense Weightlifting Dodgeball Gabbing about Grief Comfort Foods Talk to Me and Art in the Dark All of these sessions were very popular and saw great participation The survey results continue to show great strides in student awareness and knowledge about community resources and strategies to prevent catastrophic results from everyday stress in their lives The project will continue to bring new resources and ways for students to combat the inevitable stressors in their lives We strive to improve our environment so that students can lead more productive and happy lives References 1 https www mayoclinic org healthy lifestyle stress management indepth stress symptoms art20050987 _ga 2 141544882 1885004238 15529403111051056862 1552940311 2 https www ncbi nlm nih gov pmc articles PMC4274618

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YO ETV Yo Escape The Vape Vy Hoang Emily Vo Lauren DeProfio Ashleigh Sherman Aashi Anne Destiny Wiseman Ciara Taylor Madisyn Mcvay Introduction Results According to the National Institute on Drug Abuse in 2016 more than 2 million middle school students and high school students used or tried e cigarettes within their first 30 days of school Being exposed early has become more common We often see other students vaping in class and we know that they are ignorant to the potential health consequences of vaping Many teens start to vape because it is trending and it has become easier for students to buy e cigarettes as the laws and regulations aren t strictly regulated McMillen 2015 Although vaping is not smoking people need to be aware of the risks that accompany a product that uses nicotine McMillen 2015 Within the first week and a half of posts about vapes and nicotine infused vaping each post has gained 8 likes and other local students have commented about how they liked our message Our Instagram accumulated 23 followers over the first week and a half of posting with hopefully many more to follow On Twitter our account tweeted six times gaining two followers over the week and a half of enactment This may sound discouraging however one tweet was seen by 143 people From this we learned that getting as many posts out there will help us spread the message to STOP vaping and the use of vapes To get more followers we will post signs in our schools asking students to follow us and we will have people follow us at events we attend Methods We want to raise awareness of the health affects of vaping and smoking e cigarettes To raise awareness we have created two Social Media accounts Instagram and Twitter On these platforms we will post challenges such as not smoking or vaping for 5 days With each challenge we will post an article or factsheet related to the challenge to teach them about the changes in their bodies and health effects of quitting vaping and smoking We will post a challenge every week and encourage participants to comment share and like Acknowledgements We would like to thank the following for helping us succeed by providing helpful opportunities and resources and also assisting us in making this project successful Health Success Director Timothy Hatfield AmeriCorps members Josh Hill and India Bell Baldwin Wallace University Background Research 38 of high school students and 13 of middle school students have tried vaping The yearly expense for a rechargeable e cigarette for a converted pack a day smoker is about 2 66 per cartridge or 4 605 per year That comes out to about 227 cartridges per year 1 in 4 teens have reported using e cigarettes for dripping the practice in which people produce and inhale vapors by placing e liquid drops directly onto heated atomizer coils NIDA 2016 A study showed that students who had used ecigarettes by the time they started 9th grade were 7 times more likely than others to start smoking cigarettes and other tobacco products within the next year CDC 2017 Citations Follow Us yo_escape_the vape YO_ESCAPE_THE_VAPE YO_ETV 1 Abuse National Institute on Drug Electronic Cigarettes E Cigarettes NIDA www drugabuse gov publications drugfacts electronic cigarettes e cigarettes 2 McMillen Matt What s in Your E Cigarette WebMD WebMD 18 Feb 2015 www webmd com smoking cessation news 20150218 e cigarette ingredients 1 3 Smoking Tobacco Use Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Centers for Disease Control and Prevention 6 Nov 2017 www cdc gov tobacco basic_information e cigarettes index htm

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The Key to Reducing Infant Mortality and Improving Women s Health Hiram College Ciara Love Introduction Methods Infant mortality Number of deaths of infants under the age of one per 1000 births Researched the effects of poverty on women s health specifically infant mortality rate Cuyahoga County infant mortality rate for 2015 is 10 4 Discussed various ways to address this issue including hosting an awareness event for young mothers and or mothers living in poverty Top three causes prematurity sleep related deaths and birth defects Infant mortality has decreased over the years in Ohio but black infants are 3 times more likely than white infants to die before their first year Objectives To help reduce the rate of infant mortality in Cleveland Ohio and the disparity gap between African Americans and Caucasians by spreading awareness and providing information for women who need guidance and have little or no support Researched what women can do about preconception Health Attended Beauty Day at Laura s Home Women s Crisis Center in Cleveland Ohio At this event we hosted an interactive educational game board activity highlighting various aspects of women s reproductive health safe sex and prenatal care in addition to distributing pamphlets from Cleveland s MetroHealth addressing mammograms ovarian cancer breast feeding childbirth education classes and more Future Goals We plan to host a separate event targeting additional groups of underserved women in the Cleveland community We are actively pursuing partnerships for this To create Baby Box kits with prenatal vitamins coupons and other prenatal care items that will be distributed to women in need We are seeking donations for these items Help another organization that s creating baby boxes if not able to create our own I would like to help at an organization called Making Kids Count MKC This organization helps supplies baby items to moms in need Acknowledgements Laura s Home Women s Crisis Center Sandy Madar Director of Strategic Academic Initiatives Professor of Biology Hiram College Inform women about why its important to make sure they re healthy before having a baby Beauty Day MC2 HPAC group Talk to women about Preconception Health Lashada Jones Medical Assistant MetroHealth References Results Over 30 women and children participated in our game board educational activity at Laura s home This exceeded our goal of 25 Based on interactions and immediate feedback the activity provided new knowledge to the participants in an engaging manner The children also participated in the activity which was an unexpected outcome Overall the event was fun for the women while also being educational for everyone Garabrandt K Garabrandt K 2019 January 12 Northeast Ohio counties proactive in reducing infant mortality rates Retrieved April 10 2019 from https www newsherald com news cuyahogacounty northeast ohio counties proactive inreducing infant mortalityrates article_9c139f9e 151c 11e9 a6c8af0aabc10445 html 2017 Ohio Infant Mortality Report n d Retrieved April 10 2019 from https odh ohio gov wps portal gov odh mediacenter ODH News Releases 2017 Ohio InfantMortality Report

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Hope For Happiness Suicide Prevention Walk Victoria Fallucco Hayley Scherer Hiram College Hiram OH Introduction Conclusion Future Goals According to NAMI 2017 Approximately 1 in 5 adults in the US 43 8 million or 18 5 experiences mental illness in a given year Most mental illnesses arise during college years causing mental health support on campus is crucial According to the American Association of Suicide Prevention 2018 Suicide is the second leading cause of death among college students It is important for a suicidal person to receive the help that they need but it is also important for them to know that they aren t alone Suicide rates are climbing nationally and most mental illnesses arise during early college years It is important that suicide awareness is brought to people s attention as well as talked about often not just every so often Providing students with resources that they need are crucial and can save someone s life We plan on having the Suicide Prevention Walk annually every spring We are the co presidents of Active Minds at Hiram College and our goal is to spread mental health awareness and resources through several events throughout the year Figure 1 This is what our poster looked like for the Hope For Happiness Suicide Prevention Walk Objectives Results Our first goal was to bring awareness to suicide and suicide ideation Our second goal was to provide students families and community members with the suicide hotline numbers and texting numbers Our third goal was to provide a memorial for those who have completed suicide and to bring awareness to how many people it actually affects We had our walk on March 31 2019 At Hiram College Due to the rain we had to move our walk into the Kennedy Center located on Hiram College s Campus We used all 3 floors to our advantage and spread our stations throughout We had over 70 students families and community members attend our Hope For Happiness Walk We raised over 100 from our raffle baskets We also sold over 50 Hope For Happiness TShirts We had a lot of great feedback and comments Methods We created a suicide prevention walk called Hope For Happiness During this walk Students families and community members have the opportunity to open their hearts and minds to this heavy topic There was 12 stations with different activities including a memorial lighting service let it go station freebie giveaway station and a resource station We also had 3 raffle baskets and 30 of the money we raised is going to Portage County Mental Health services Figure 3 This is a photo of our t shirts for the walk Pictured is Victoria Fallucco left Shaqwon Badley Center and Hayley Scherer right Acknowledgements Special thanks to Angela Brodie Kaley Furner Active Minds at Hiram College Dr Nario Redmond Dr Kevin Feithelmel HPAC and Hiram College References NAMI 2017 Mental health by the numbers Retrieved from https www nami org American Foundation for Suicide Prevention 2018 Suicide Statistics Retrieved from https afsp org about suicide suicide statistics Figure 2 This photo was taken at our memorial station Participants would write a loved one s name who has completed suicide and put a candle inside

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Dissociative Identity Disorder John Hay Early College Roja Sharma Vanezza Alvayero Hussaine Khaled Mohsin Ali A Look Inside the Divided Mind Various People Living Within You Dissociative Identity Disorder is a condition where a person has two or more distinct identities alternating within the individual s conscious awareness and controlling the individual s behavior Dissociation is a naturally occurring defense against childhood trauma or post traumatic stress though it could also be the result of weak nerve endings It is the most extreme kind of dissociation because the condition disrupts an individual s memory consciousness and self identity often causing a person to think they are losing their mind One isn t always aware of an alter present so when they catch themselves having thoughts or feelings originating from someone other than themselves or when they are unfamiliar with their objects in possession or being approached by someone unknown they start to think that they are losing their mind Some try to hide their symptoms and suffer in silence most of the time over 70 to be more accurate those individuals rely on self harm to cope while others commit suicide Having blackouts Amnesia Having unfamiliar objects in possession There is no cure for DID so there is not any research being done although effective treatment includes psychotherapy or medications Affects chemicals in the brain which may be unbalanced for people with DID Medications Sertraline Venlafaxine Fluoxetine Citalopram W5 6 of those with DID are overly inflicted 94 95 cannot be causally defined as having Wdissociative identity disorder they are mostly misdiagnosed as mood disorder or schizophrenia 200 00 cases per year in the U S Treatment can help but there is no cure Can last for years or even a lifetime Women are more likely to be diagnosed than men Our plan is to Symptoms Hearing voices inside their head other than their own How many are suffering Future Direction Symptoms Treatments Encounters with unfamiliar individuals What Do the Numbers Say On June 11th 1990 29 year old Mark Peterson took a 26 year old woman out for coffee Afterward he asked for intimate relations in the car and she agreed but some of her multiple personalities did not A 20 year old emerged during it and a six year old watched on He was then convicted of sexual assault because of that and was prosecuted There are a handful of clinicians and researchers who disagree with the legitimacy of having DID mainly because the condition is easy to fake and roleplay trying to justify one s behavior To solve this controversy many psychologists conduct a hypnosis test which can tell whether an individual actually has Dissociative Identity Disorder This does not prove that the controversy could be solved but it does advance the knowledge closer to clearing up the controversy on the diagnosis Participate in more walks marathons supporting awareness Create a documentary of Dissociative Identity Disorder to gain more attention to the disorder Roja interviewing students from Early College for the documentary References National Alliance on Medical Illness National Alliance on Mental www naml org Advanced Solutions International Inc American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy 2018 www aamft org Dissociative Identity Disorder Multiple Personality Disorder Psychology today Sasser Publishers www psychology com usl

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C H A N G E S Creatively Helping And Nurturing Guys Girls Every Saturday Cleveland Early College High School Levatruis Bridges Rodricka Nicholson Dolly Claire Ntentinue Outcomes Introduction In recent society everyone feels the need to take drugs This further lead to an epidemic People in current day barely think about the consequences of substance abuse It s like they think about it after the damage has already been done Recent research shows that over 50 million has some sort of addiction towards nicotine This research was only conducted in America only For alcohol over 15 million people are addicted to the substance Addiction rate is not getting better instead it s getting worst Our Instagram has received Above This list shows the basis of our research and why we feel our project is important Left Our very first post on Instagram page C H A N G E SS 63 followers 14 comments an average of 14 likes per post about 10 visits on the page in the last 7 days We have also received direct messages from people seeking advice Ultimately our goal for this Instagram page is to reach 300 followers who are interested in the topic of addiction or who are seeking help Goals Have an Instagram page for our group Have a meeting to discuss various addictions and how it affects people Have wrist bands to distribute to students others Open the minds of others in our society who Group members Rodricka Nicholson Levatruis Bridges and Dolly Claire Ntentinue discard the fact that addiction is a problem Methods Sources Resources www escneo org PAResources aspx 2018 Alcoholism Statistics You Need to Know Talbott Recovery 23 Feb 2019 Cuyahoga County Suicide Prevention Coalition ADAMHSCC Self Harm The Recovery Village 19 Feb 2019 Instagram page c h a n g e ss posting encouraging content each day accepting and responding to personal messages from people in need Left The suicide rate among teens in Cuyahoga has continuously increased since 2011 Right Nicotine addiction is also on the rise among the adolescent population

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Gut Busters Caden Hayward Nick Rothaermel Tyler Sedor Gary Thiel Kent Roosevelt High School Six District Educational Compact About Us Our Goals We are the Gut Busters We chose to do this project because we all have a passion for fitness and we want to show other people that you do not have to go to the gym to workout and stay healthy Tyler plays basketball and runs track and is interested in becoming a Physician s Assistant or an Orthopedic Surgeon Nick plays football and is a shot put and discus thrower in track He plans on going to college to become a Physician s Assistant Caden plays soccer and plans on going to college to become a Physical Therapist Gary plays soccer and plans on going to college to become a Athletic Trainer Provide information and skills that participants will utilize to improve their own lives and the lives of their friends and their families Teach people workouts and techniques to do individually Demonstrate that it is important to be active and healthy Show that you do not need to go to the gym to workout and achieve goals Provide people with information that there are many benefits to exercising such as reducing stress sleeping better and preventing diseases like diabetes and obesity Project Description We started this project in order to improve the health of our peers and elders We organized a monthly fitness class to teach and motivate people to workout in their homes The class is one hour long and involves teaching people weightless exercises how to do them properly and the benefits of doing such exercises We want to educate people that exercise is important and can be done anywhere Methods We created a program that consists of monthly classes to teach people in the community about exercise We taught participants about why exercising is important how to exercise properly the benefits of exercising at home workouts and more We will teach this class at Adam S Hamilton Athletic Center beginning May 4 2019 We will measure impact based on attendance Special Thanks Terry Slattery Instructor of AHCF HPAC AmeriCorps Members Baldwin Wallace supervisors Coach Hockett Weight Lifting Coach at Theodore Roosevelt High School References Members of the Gut Busters Project Left to Right Tyler Sedor Gary Thiel Caden Hayward Nick Rothaermel Area of Need in the Community Nearly 60 million people in the United States suffer from insomnia or an inability to sleep well Studies show that 155 000 people say they can achieve better sleep with minimal exercise People who are engaged in some sort of exercise live an average of 3 to 7 years longer than couch potatoes People 50 years and older with memory problems scored higher on cognitive tests after a six month workout regimen Project member Gary Thiel demonstrating how to bench press Staff Mayo Clinic Exercise and Stress Get Moving to Manage Stress Mayo Clinic Mayo Foundation for Medical Education and Research 8 Mar 2018 www mayoclinic org healthy lifestyle stressmanagement in depth exercise and stress art 20044469 Health Publishing Harvard Exercising to Relax Harvard Health Blog Harvard Health Publishing 2011 www health harvard edu staying healthy exercising to relax Staff Anxiety and depression Association Physical Activity Reduces Stress Anxiety and Depression Association of America ADAA adaa org understanding anxiety related illnesses other relatedconditions stress physical activity reduces st Staff Global Organization of stress STRESS FACTS Global Organization for Stress RSS www gostress com stress facts Staff MayoClinic Benefits of Exercise MedlinePlus U S National Library of Medicine 21 Dec 2018 medlineplus gov benefitsofexercise html https medlineplus gov benefitsofexercise html Staff MayoClinic 7 Great Reasons Why Exercise Matters Mayo Clinic Mayo Foundation for Medical Education and Research 14 Dec 2018 www mayoclinic org healthy lifestyle fitness indepth exercise art 20048389 https www mayoclinic org healthy lifestyle fitness indepth exercise art 20048389 Foundation National Sleep How Does Exercise Help Those with Chronic Insomnia National Sleep Foundation 2017 www sleepfoundation org ask the expert how does exercise helpthose chronic insomnia Research Notes 5 Surprising Facts about Exercise and Sleep American Academy of Sleep Medicine Association for Sleep Clinicians and Researchers 18 Aug 2017 aasm org researchnotes 5 surprising facts about exercise and sleep

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PAC a Care Kit Athletic Health Care and Fitness Theodore Roosevelt High School Kent OH Six District Compact Carley Wolfgang Emma Picicco Haley Brenner and Marek Seasholts Project Description Research and Statistics Around 3 5 million people in the United States are homeless each year About 77 of homeless people are counted in urban areas Around 70 4 of homeless people have felt they have been discriminated by private businesses based on housing status Mental Illnesses are a leading cause of homelessness Our project is designed to help the local homeless people of Kent Ohio In the city of Kent the homeless population is growing as poverty rates continue to rise We plan on helping by providing care kits The major health issue of our project addresses poverty and how many people lack the basic necessities to live a healthy life Provide 30 40 Care Kits to the Haven of Portage County a rescue mission that is a place where the vulnerable can find not only a meal and a bed but also hope and long term healing About Us The four of us are juniors and attend Theodore Roosevelt High School in Kent OH We are a part of the Athletic Health Care and Fitness program We were very interested in this topic after researching the effects it has had on people Carley has an interest in Physical Occupational Therapy Emma has an interest in being a Nurse Anesthetist or a PA Haley has an interest in Pediatric Oncology Marek has an interest in Orthodontics Our Goal To raise the awareness of homelessness in the community Improve somebody s day by providing them with basic necessities Help people understand more about what the homeless lack and how to get involved Area of Need in Our Community The local homeless people of Kent lack the basic necessities needed to live a healthy daily life We plan to give out bags filled with vital essentials to the people at our local Kent Social Services These essentials provide supplies that will help keep them clean and healthy Examples include deodorant tooth brushes body wash hair products and socks Essential items included in the Care Kits designed to serve the needs of the homeless population in Kent Ohio Special Thanks To Health Professions Affinity Community Terry Slattery Theodore Roosevelt High School The Haven of Portage County Baldwin Wallace University Carley Emma Haley and Marek PAC A Care Kit HPAC Project Members References Employment and Homelessness n d Retrieved from https www nationalhomeless org factsheets employment html Lack of Relationship a Cause of Homelessness 2017 May 01 Retrieved from https www springsrescuemission org relationship causes homelessness cosiloveyou

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Hygiene Machine Theodore Roosevelt High School Six District Educational Compact Athletic Health Care and Fitness Tech Prep Cade McDougal Matt Dile Andrew Mekeal Kyle Mottice Introduction We are the Hygiene Machine Team We are students in a career technical program called Athletic Health Care and Fitness at Theodore Roosevelt High School Andrew and Kyle s home school is Woodridge High School Cade and Matt s home school is Kent Roosevelt Community Impact We are impacting the health of our community by Project Description Our project is all about personal hygiene We found that students may be affected by bad hygiene on a daily basis in many different ways providing hygiene products to students in need We created 50 Holiday Inn bags each filled with tubes of toothpaste floss deodorant and toothbrushes that were donated The Ben Curtis Foundation was super excited when Some families have little money and cannot afford some hygiene products for their students Our goal is to increase access to needed hygiene items for those that may not be able to afford hygiene supplies and boost their self esteem we asked to help supply them with products Hygiene products were donated to us from Andrea H Folatko D D S Inc Dentsply Holiday Inn Our Goal Help people learn that practicing good personal hygiene can have many positive impacts on your daily life We appreciate everything they donated to us to help make our project a success Provide personal hygiene products to students in need The supplies we collected were donated to a Improve cleanliness at Roosevelt High School program at our school supported by the Ben Curtis Family Foundation Students that need supplies are able to come in and ask for the items they need Area of Need in Community Members of the Hygiene Machine HPAC Project References One third of Roosevelt s students receive free and reduced lunches meaning they are at or below the poverty level When poverty strikes parents have to put needs over wants When parents struggle to put food on the table because of financial struggles they will also likely struggle to purchase things like deodorant or shampoo The Facts Period United States Girls Helping Girls Period Feminine Hygiene United States Girls Helping Girls Period Shambaugh Jay et al Who Is Poor in the United States A Hamilton Project Annual Report Brookings edu The Brookings Institution 14 Nov 2017 8 Food Poisoning and Contamination Department of Health Discussion of the Four Key Health Issues Handwashing Clean Hands Save Lives Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Centers for Disease Control and Prevention 17 Sept 2018 Palmer Angela Why Does B O Smell So Bad Verywell Health Verywellhealth 2 Poor Hygiene and Disease Department of Health Discussion of the Four Key Health Issues Census Profile Kent City School District OH Census Reporter censusreporter org profiles 97000US3904416 kent city school district oh

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School Stress Theodore Roosevelt High School Athletic Health Care and Fitness Tech Six District Educational Compact Isabella Dolciato Miranda King Erica Morrow Project Description Area of Need In Community About Us Our project addresses the stress that comes with being a high school student We want to provide students with coping methods and tactics to use when feeling pressured or overwhelmed by school We chose this project because we know what it feels like to be stressed out from school and we want to help students overcome their stress According to the Health and Human Services young adolescents are the most susceptible to peer pressure creating a sense of anxiety and stress High school teens on average need about 9 hours of sleep With school start times homework work and athletics students do not have enough time to get the proper amount of sleep According to BBC Science and Nature teens do not begin to produce melatonin until 1 AM This gives students less time to get the recommended amount of sleep needed because they do not feel tired until later at night 20 of soccer players that were surveyed said that they experienced high levels of stress before and after games Stress related to sports or other activities combined with school related stress can be very overwhelming We are a part of the Athletic Health Care and Fitness Tech Program at Theodore Roosevelt High School We all wanted to do this project because we have felt immense amounts of pressure related to school We want to help others and educate them on how to deal with stress because no one has ever taught us and it would have been helpful Our hope with this project is that it will help students for their entire high school career and throughout their entire life Erica and Miranda both play lacrosse and Isabella plays soccer Erica is interested in studying sports medicine Miranda is interested in being a physician s assistant Isabella also wants to be a physician s assistant and is interested in studying exercise science Our Goals Decrease the amount of stress students feel Provide ways to cope with stress Discuss how to manage time wisely Teach students coping mechanisms for stress and products that help with time management Methods We created a presentation on time management and explained different items that can help relieve stress Presented to the class of 2022 at Woodridge High School We provided the freshmen with stress relieving products and the presentation explained how to use the products and why they are beneficial Special Thanks To Terry Slattery Instructor AHCF HPAC AmeriCorps Members Baldwin Wallace University HPAC Supervisors Target Stow Sponsorship Cornerstone Market and Deli Sponsorship References Isabella Miranda and Erica School Stress HPAC Members Should Your Teen Work During High School CollegeVine CollegeVine 19 Sept 2018 blog collegevine com shouldyour teen work during high school Pietro Sal Teens and Sleep What Happens When Teenagers Don t Get Enough Child Mind Institute Child Mind Institute 11 Dec 2018 childmind org article happensteenagers dont get enough sleep Teens School and Sleep A Complex Relationship National Sleep Foundation www sleepfoundation org sleep news teens school andsleep complex relationship Science Nature Human Body and Mind Teenagers BBC BBC www bbc co uk science humanbody body articles lifecycle te enagers sleep shtml Stress And Youth Sports Ten Economic Benefits of International Trade Ohio University 20 Sept 2018 onlinemasters ohio edu blog stress and schoolsports

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The Many Faces of Addiction Six District Educational Compact Athletic Health Care and Fitness Tech Prep Theodore Roosevelt High School Autumn Collins Mackenzie Fisher Vann Strausser Introduction Our project is based around the many forms of addiction Alcoholism Narcotics Nicotine We created our community project because we personally know people who currently are struggling or have struggled with addictions We believe that if we begin teaching students about the dangers of vaping drinking and drug use there will be less of a probability of them using these substances About Us We are Juniors in the Athletic Health Care and Fitness Career Tech program at Theodore Roosevelt High School in Kent Ohio We are joined together by a common goal of raising the awareness of addiction in our schools and communities We each come from a different high school Stow Cuyahoga Falls and Tallmadge High Schools Goal To raise awareness about addiction from different addictive substances such as vaping opioids and alcohol Try to inform the younger generation of people about the dangers of addiction Try to influence better decision making Project Description As high school students we have seen a recurring problem of drug abuse in our schools and communities Our goal was to provide information to our fellow students in hopes of spreading the message of how drugs can affect them and others too During common lunch periods students had the opportunity to spin a Wheel of Questions that related to addiction Students then engaged in conversation that provided them with information The students received a ticket to enter a raffle for a basket of donated goods or received a little award for providing feedback 74 students entered the raffle and provided feedback Areas of Need in Our Community According to the CDC almost 90 of the total alcohol that teenagers consume is a result of binge drinking According to a National Epidemiological Study on alcohol roughly 20 of college students meet criteria for AUD According to the National Institute on Drug Abuse 37 3 of high school seniors reported vaping in the last 12 months According to the CDC if the smoking rate among the youth remains consistent 5 6 million Americans under 18 years of age are expected to die prematurely from a smoking related illness From the National Institute of Drug Abuse roughly 21 29 of prescribed opioid patients misuse their medication According to the CDC on Drug Abuse there has been a steady increase on overdosing In Ohio alone from 2016 2017 there was a 46 3 increase Special Thanks To HPAC and Baldwin Wallace University Starbucks 2 Girls and a Cafe Sto Kent Bowling Lanes Young s Screenprinting Dairy Queen AmeriCorps Members Kimberly Inthavong Katarina Smiley Kayley Furner References Alcohol Facts and Statistics n d Retrieved from https www niaaa nih gov alcohol health overview alcohol consumption alcoholfacts and statistics Alcoholism Statistics Information on Group Demographics n d Retrieved from https www alcohol org statistics information CDC https www cdc gov tobacco data_statistics fact_sheets fast_facts index htm National Institute on Drug Abuse https www drugabuse gov news events newsreleases 2018 12 teens using vaping devices in record numbers CDC on tobacco statistics https www cdc gov tobacco data_statistics fact_sheets youth_data tobacco_use in dex htm CDC on Drug Abuse https www cdc gov drugoverdose data statedeaths html NIDA for drug overdoses https www drugabuse gov drugs abuse opioids opioidoverdose crisis

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Improving Nutritional Health in the Community Kent Roosevelt High School Collin Schumm and Jordan Carlton Introduction Being involved in Soccer and Cross Country Track we have very long periods of physical activity We know the importance of nutrition and wellness and how it can affect sports performance and general lifestyle health Performing physical activity for long periods of time we have experienced what it s like to fatigue in the middle of a performance We have personally worked hard to keep healthy and hydrated so we may perform our sports to the best of our ability After asking teammates and friends that play sports about their nutrition we recognized nutrition is not as much of a priority to others as it is for us We investigated why this is and found that many people lack knowledge about proper nutrition Project Description Informed athletes about pre game and postgame nutrition and how it affects their performance Informed community members with an active lifestyle about good nutrition and provided information to those trying to lead a more healthy lifestyle To get this information out to the public we made brochures with this information and created a calendar for athletes that provided them a guide to pre and post game nutrition We went to local grocery stores and talked to people about the benefits of good nutrition in their daily lives We gave tips and tricks to keeping recipes healthy and what things to look out for while buying different products We showed them little things to watch for on nutrition labels and some common ways companies try to confuse you We also showed them where to get healthy items for cheaper in the store and talked about substituting unhealthy snack items with healthier ones We emphasized the importance of keeping a variety of foods in your diet and how to switch things up About Us Our Goal Educate community members on good nutrition habits including adults living a healthy lifestyle as well as adults who are trying to move toward a more healthy lifestyle Provide information to athletes about pre and post game nutrition to help enhance their performance Pass out our brochures to people to become more informed while purchasing groceries and to give helpful tips on how to make healthy meals and or snacks with those items Increase awareness of proper nutrition and to identify the benefits of keeping healthy nutrition an essential part of one s daily life Community Impact Presenting the brochure we created to Roosevelt faculty Collin and Jordan Athletic Health Care and Fitness Program Students We are Collin Schumm and Jordan Carlton from the Athletic Health Care and Fitness program at Roosevelt High School Both of us are student athletes and participate in Roosevelt Athletics Soccer and Cross Country Track We train for our sports year round which requires us to pay attention to nutrition and get the right things in our bodies Nutrition plays a big part in our daily lives and we wanted to help spread that information to as many people as we could References Swearingen Danelle Eating before Competition CWU 2018 www cwu edu sportsnutrition eating competition Bruno Stephanie From Fueling to Recharging How Can Nutrition Affe ct Athletic Performance Nutrition and Athletic Performance 2016 www umass edu sphhs sites default files nutrition 20and 20athletic 20performance pdf Hunter Jayson Pre Event Fueling for Peak Performance Preparing to Play a Soccer Game What to Eat 2017 www wcusc org docs Travel 91G2 eating htm Jussim Matthew Recover Stronger the Best Post Game Foods for Athletes and When to Eat Them Mens Journal 2018 www mensjournal com sports recover stronger best post game Special Thanks HPAC and Baldwin Wallace University Terry Slattery Athletic Health Care and Fitness Teacher AmeriCorps Members foods athletes and when eat them Sports Medicine Towson Tips from the Athletic Training Room Pre Event Post Event Meals Towson Sports Medicine 2018 www towsonsportsmedicine com patient resources tips fromthe athletic training room tips from the athletic training room pre event post event meals Thanks to Mr McCombs and Izzie Dolciato for helping with aesthetics and look of the brochure and poster

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The Road To Mental Health Theodore Roosevelt High School Athletic Healthcare and Fitness Tech Prep Six District Educational Compact Maggie Battenhouse Rachel Pitcovich Elizabeth Gavriloff Introduction Our project focuses on the prevention and awareness of mental illness within young adolescents We plan to provide students with coping methods that can help them in the future Mental health as described by many is the ability to meet the demands of everyday life with a positive mindset We hope we can teach the younger generation that there are solutions to struggles with mental health We want students to develop awareness and coping mechanisms as a way to safeguard their future Area of Need In Our Community Ohio is ranked within the top 20 states who experience poor adolescent mental health One in five children in the U S experience symptoms of a mental health disorder Nearly 80 of children who have a disorder will not seek out help to get treated Between 50 70 of all mental disorders are developed before the age of 18 Demonstration of how a healthy mental outlook can impact one s mental health Our Goal The goal of our project is to teach young students how to prevent detect and manage a mental illness in themselves and their peers Show why mental illnesses are a growing concern in our community and what we can do to lessen their stigma Educate adolescents about the seriousness of a mental illness Teach young adults how to cope with their feelings in a positive and healthy manner Provide coping and management methods for stress anxiety depression and other forms of mental illnesses Project Description We will be visiting Brown Middle School in Ravenna to host a mental health fair for the seventh and eighth graders We will have a total of five stations The trust exercise station aims to teach students that there is always someone there for them through the darkest times of their life Our stress ball making station provides the students with a method of relaxation along with enjoyment when doing so The mural is entirely made up of self positive notes that each student wrote about themselves to help with their self esteem The scenario game is a Chutes and Ladders type of game where students have to go through different scenarios of life when facing a mental disorder and learn ways to appropriately handle the situation There will be a station compiled of statistics and other information about what mental health is and how to have a better mindset provided by the Portage County Mental Health and Recovery Board to educate the students more on the topic Special Thanks To HPAC and Baldwin Wallace University Terry Slattery Athletic Health Care teacher AmeriCorps Members Christa Wilk Austin Croft Katarina Smiley Kimberly Inthavong and Kaley Furner Jonathan Lane Principal of Brown Middle School Brown Middle School students Portage County Mental Health and Recovery Board Staples Intervening during windows of opportunity CAN prevent the disorder from developing References 1 Mental Health Opposing Viewpoints Online Collection Gale 2018 Opposing Viewpoints in Context 2 http link galegroup com apps doc PC3010999262 OVIC u k ent07594 sid OVIC xid d11fdf54 Accessed 30 Nov 2018 3 Anderson M Cardoza K 2016 August 31 Mental Health In Schools A Hidden Crisis Affecting Millions Of Students Retrieved from https www npr org sections ed 2016 08 31 464727159 men tal health in schools a hidden crisis affecting millions ofstudents 4 Mental Illnesses in Children and Youth n d Retrieved from http www heretohelp bc ca factsheet mental illnesses inchildren and youth 5 Children and Mental Health n d Retrieved from https www nimh nih gov health publications children andmental health index shtml

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Baby Bundles Theodore Roosevelt High School Six District Compact Bea Hanna Kylie Hudson Gwen Anderson Project Description Introduction Our project aims to provide mothers in need around our community with necessary materials required for childcare We want to provide these families with assistance to ensure that their children can grow up healthy happy and well nourished About Us We gathered donated materials such as bottles pacifiers diapers blankets and books to put into baskets We created at total of 18 baskets The Baby Bundle baskets were then distributed to local organizations to help those in need at Miller House of Kent and the Center of Hope in Ravenna We are currently Juniors attending Theodore Roosevelt High School in Kent Ohio Our group became inspired to initiate this project after researching the needs in our community Our Goal Area of Need in Our Community We want to raise awareness on the importance of proper childcare We hope to provide mothers an additional resource to give their children a loving healthy childhood with the things they need Currently about 50 of families believe they cannot provide basic childcare due to the cost of supplies In just the first year of childcare a family could spend up to 12 000 on one child 43 3 of pregnancies in America are amongst 15 19 year olds with 511 of these births being from Portage and Summit Counties The poverty rate in Portage County is currently at 14 5 It is vital to provide these families with proper materials for childcare Without these resources children across our community are at risk of malnourishment underdevelopment or possibly even death Dropping off our baskets at the Center of Hope in Ravenna Special Thanks Lynn Rhodes Rayven Stahl Meg Bradley Kaylynn Holtn Janet Seljan Donations Kaley Furner AmeriCorps Ravenna Environmental Group A picture of us with our AmeriCorps HPAC leader and our finished product of 18 baskets References How Teenage Pregnancy Affects Unborn Baby s Development Onlymyhealth OnlyMyHealth 7 Nov 2013 www onlymyhealth com how teenage pregnancy affects baby development 1347624697 Teen Births Continue to Drop in Ohio Www ohio com Akron Beacon Journal 28 June 2013 www ohio com article 20130628 NEWS 306289156 Office of Adolescent Health Trends in Teen Pregnancy and Childbearing HHS gov US Department of Health and Human Services 2 June 2016 www hhs gov ash oah adolescentdevelopment reproductive health and teen pregnancy teen pregnancy andchildbearing trends index html National Data Power to Decide Power to Decide powertodecide org what wedo information national state data national Sample of our Baby Bundle baskets National Research Council US Panel on Adolescent Pregnancy and Childbearing THE CHILDREN OF TEEN CHILDBEARERS Current Neurology and Neuroscience Reports U S National Library of Medicine 1 Jan 1987 www ncbi nlm nih gov books NBK219236 Creating an assembly line to assemble our Baby Bundle baskets

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Personal Packs Asia Hawthorne Katie Kulis Olivia Lemmon Athletic Health Care and Fitness Program Kent Roosevelt High School Six District Educational Compact Introduction Our project is based around Kent Middle School and helping students have an easy way to obtain hygiene products with no cost We chose this topic because we see the problem of poor hygiene throughout our school and the middle school Area of Need in Our Community In the Kent City School District over 50 of the student population lives in poverty Due to this poverty hygiene products may not be affordable or a priority to purchase Giving our presentation to Kent Middle School Project Description Our Goal To help adolescents learn more about their bodies and how they are changing We also wish to teach kids about proper hygiene habits To show the benefits of having consistent hygiene To provide adolescents with hygiene products for personal use To have Personal Packs available in the middle school for any student who needs a hygiene product We also presented an educational PowerPoint to demonstrate why adolescents need proper hygiene and how to maintain good hygiene Personal Packs include shampoo conditioner body soap lotion Purell toothpaste deodorant and a toothbrush all locally donated Provide teachers with feminine products for emergency use Sorting through our donations for students About Us We are Juniors attending Theodore Roosevelt High School in Kent Ohio and are in the Athletic Health Care and Fitness Program We are athletes and have realized the effect of poor hygiene and how it can affect physical and mental health Special Thanks To HPAC and Baldwin Wallace AmeriCorps Member Kaley Furner Stanton Middle School Hampton Inn Streetsboro Comfort Inn Streetsboro Streetsboro Dental Mr Slattery AHCF teacher References Preparing for class at Kent Packing our personal packs for students Bulman May 2017 Hygiene poverty forces poor families to choose between eating and keeping clean warns report https www independent co uk news uk homenews hygiene poverty poor families eating or keep cleanchoice report household finance a7862886 html Department of Health 2010 7 Personal hygiene http www health gov au internet publications publishing nsf Content ohp enhealth manual atsi cnt l ohp enhealthmanual atsi cnt l ch3 ohp enhealth manual atsi cnt l ch3 7

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Driving Under the Influence Lake High School Health Tech Preparatory Program Emily Ickes Isaac Rosler Sarah White and Josh Lutton Introduction Organizing Our Project Collaborations Dodging Under the Influence D U I is a project aimed at students at Lake High School to encourage them not to drive under the influence of alcohol 1 Organized a meeting with our principal to get approval to implement our project 2 Reached out to our school resource officers for guidance on how to follow through with our plans 3 Reserved a space in the school library to host our event 4 We created a poster that students can sign to pledge to stay sober 5 We advertised our event on the PA system in our school and with balloons and signs 6 We held our event during the high school lunch periods 7 After driving the simulation we had people sign the poster We collaborated with Stark County Sheriff s Department Lake High School and AmeriCorps to achieve this project Our anti drinking and driving project was a great success We began our project in the fall of 2018 We focused on showing teenagers the result of drinking and driving We talked with our county sheriff s department about ways we could educate the students on the severity of drinking and driving One of the Stark County Resource Officers suggested a simulation that provides an experience as if you are driving under the influence We made the plan to have our project the day before our Winter Formal to encourage students to make smart choices Since the start of 2019 162 people in Stark County alone has been caught driving under the influence 1 Area of Need and Purpose Our area of need targets high school students of all ages The purpose of our project was to educate our peers on the impact alcohol has on your body We hope to discourage people from getting behind the wheel while impaired We found that in Stark County 39 of driving deaths had alcohol involved in 2016 2 Conclusion Lake High School student demonstrating the driving under the influence simulation The Future Students taking the pledge to stay sober by signing their names on our I Pledge to Stay Sober poster In the future we hope to continue this project by reaching out to more people in our community whether it s the middle school students or involving other high schools By showing more people the research we found and the impact alcohol consumption will have on the body we hope to have an affect people and lower the percentage of death rates due to drinking and driving Some changes we may make in the future would be 1 See if we can get a pair or two of drunk goggles to give people another example on what it feels like to be impaired 2 Have a guest speaker come in to tell students on their experience with drinking and driving 3 Try to raise money for Mothers Against Drinking and Driving MADD a non profit organization in the US that seeks to stop drunk driving We determined the success of our project through attendance We had approximately 100 students participate We hung the poster in our school for the entire school to see in the hallway and encourage them to stay sober References 1 Ohio State Highway Patrol www statepatrol ohio gov statistics statspage asp Area1 76 B2 Submit 2 County Health Rankings Roadmaps www countyhealthrankings org app ohio 2016 measure factors 134 map

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LHS Chill Out Space Lake High School Health Tech Preparatory Program Bri Nutter Megan Moraghan Avery Keith Maddie Kirby Tyson Blosser Gillian Mattiuz Eiley Gill Emma Francis Tori Leonti Introduction Results Conclusion As a group we noticed that throughout our school one of the biggest problems facing the students is mental health issues Between anxiety depression and many other disorders a large portion of our peers are dealing with mental health issues on a daily basis Approximately 1 in 5 young people are diagnosed with a severe mental disorder in their lifetime 1 Suicide is the 2nd leading cause of death among people ages 10 34 1 After reading these statistics and talking to our peers we decided we needed to do something about this issue in our school We chose to create an environment that is a safe space where students in our school can go during the school day to chill out and recharge Over the 5 days of hosting the room we had many students come in throughout the day An average of approximately 25 students utilized the room each day Students also left comments stating this needs to happen more often and other statements of how much they enjoyed the room Many administrators also gave feedback as well They stated that they loved the room just as much as the students and thought it was a great idea plus great to have around After receiving the amazing feedback we can say the Chill Out Space was a success Many students enjoyed the room Feedback claimed the room was very relaxing stress free and helped students feel calm Administration approved and agreed that it was a good idea When students were feeling stressed out during the day the Chill Out Room was the perfect place to melt the stress away Multiple students claimed they wished that there was a stress relief room somewhere in the school more often Overall the project was a success and we are now working our way up to making this room permanent in our school Objectives We are trying to reduce stress and give people resources to deal with their mental health We also would like to provide an escape from the stress of high school and life by giving people a place that helps them recharge and collect their thoughts Students often feel very overwhelmed by all of the extra work we are given to do at home as well as all of the tests given to us and many of the tests overlap and cause an excess amount of stress Members of the Lake High School Chill Out Space Methods When creating our room we decided to include several sensory toys By adding these it allows the students to relieve their stress by playing with the toys Also we included comfortable furniture which allowed the students to feel more relaxed and at ease Among those things we included a salt lamp and a diffuser filled with essential oils The oils were specifically made for relaxation and to be calming Lastly we had the lights off with a soothing video playing in the front of the room that also had relaxing music References 1 Mental Health by the Numbers MNAMI 2019 www nami org Learn More Mental HealthBy the Numbers 2 National Alliance on Mental Illness Top 25 HelpLine Resources NAMI 2018 www nami org find support nami helpline top 25 helpline resources The Lake High School Chill Out space being utilizing by students including a calming video with ocean wave noises and a Himalayan salt lamp

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Mix It Up Lunch Lake High School Health Tech Preparatory Program Molly Hudson Courtney Kirven Madison Pepper Introduction Organizing Impact On March 15th and March 20th of 2019 we held two Mix It Up Lunches at Lake Elementary Our goal was for third grade fourth grade and fifth grade students to socialize more with new people during their lunch periods As each student came into the cafeteria we marked their hands with a color in washable marker The color that they were marked with was the color table they had to sit at for the lunch period During the lunch there were icebreaker questions on the table for them to have a conversation with the students around them Also there were current Lake High School students walking from table to table to keep the students engaged with each other and handing out candy to students who could introduce a new friend they made On March 20th we were looking for improvement within the students to be able to perform their tasks more smoothly The comparison between the two lunches showed the elementary school students were more comfortable making new friends on the second day 1 We identified isolation as an issue amongst many elementary school students 2 Thought of ways to help isolation within students and began to organize a project to help elementary school students socialize without outside pressure 3 We met with the Lake Elementary principal and guidance counselors to organize a Mix It Up Lunch where students had to sit with new people 4 Asked several of our high school classmates to participate in the event and keep the students engaged 5 Gathered materials that would be used in the project 6 Made an Icebreakers question list to place on tables for students to converse during the event 7 Held the Mix It Up Lunches on March 15th and March 20th 2019 8 Gathered results based on interaction between the students during the event and also between the two separate days During our project we were able to see the kids building relationships with other students When we walked around they were able to tell us something new about their fellow classmates at their table The first time we did this project they were hesitant about getting to know new students The next time we came to the Elementary school all of the students were willing to have an open mind to learn more about their classmates We felt that our project targeted isolationism and helped students get out of their comfort zone Without socialization students can feel lonely have low self esteem and can have increased risk of health problems in adulthood By building these relationships at a younger age it will help with social interaction throughout their lives We hope that there will be a continuation of this project next year We feel there was a huge impact on the students and it will be beneficial if there was a Mix It Up lunch once a year Purpose We first decided on the topic of social isolationism after learning how being isolated in elementary school can have multiple effects on children Kathleen Gasior states in her article How Does Socialization Affect Child Development Once your child is in school teachers and peers start to be a major part of socialization which impacts development by helping your child feel competent or incompetent We wanted to give the elementary students a way to break out of their comfort zone and meet new people without the pressure of society Building relationships at a young age gives the children experience to socialization which can have a major impact Without socialization students can feel lonely have a low self esteem and can have increased risks of health problems in adulthood The Future Some improvements we would make for the years to come 1 More efficient way of marking students 2 Have a lesson following the activity 3 Have more volunteers Students at the Mix It Up Lunch event References How Loneliness Can Impact Kids with Learning and Attention Issues by Kate Kelly How does social life affect a child s mental health and development by No Isolation The importance of socialization for kids by childrenscampus com Lake High School Students volunteering at the Mix It Up Lunch event

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Self Love Lake High School Health Tech Prepatory Program Jake Delahanty Hannah Tamminen and Abby Shidel Introduction Self Love is a project from Lake High School s Health Tech Prep program that address the issue of low self esteem specifically in freshmen students In Ohio about 95 000 adolescents aged 12 17 10 3 of all adolescents had at least one depressive episode per year in 2013 2014 1 We believe that self image plays a huge role in the wellness of one s mental health Our purpose is to educate freshman high school students about the importance of having a positive self image Our Goal Organizing Our Project 1 We reached out to the freshman counselor in charge of the mentoring program to host our event in the Performing Arts Hall P A H 2 We designed wristbands that said Love Yourself First and made them blue and white for Lake High School s colors 3 Conducted research and collected data The Future In the future we plan to continue educating the freshman students about self image We hope that our presentation was effective in teaching them how to look out for signs of negative self image in their friends and family Hopefully students can continue to use the strategies they learned in their everyday lives and potentially prevent future generations from the dangers of negative self image 4 Created a PowerPoint and Kahoot questionnaire 6 Presented in the Performing Arts Hall for the entire freshman class and handed out wristbands Educate students on what self image is and the importance of having positive self image Promote and encourage students to believe that they are beautiful in their own way Promote a positive healthy outlook for freshmen students Evaluation Methods We presented to the entire freshman class in our Performance Arts Hall We began the presentation with information on self image and who is affected by it Then we showed a video by Dove that shows us how hard we can be on ourselves After the video we talked more about the signs of self image and ways to boost your confidence At the end we used a Kahoot with the freshmen to evaluate the success of our presentation and we distributed wristbands with the quote Love Yourself on them as a reminder everyday Self Love group members in the Performing Arts Hall Results Our project was a huge success There were approximately 180 students in attendance that attended our presentation Throughout the day we observed that students moods improving and received feedback and comments on how good the content was presented The results of the Kahoot survey shows that our presentation was effective References Self Esteem and Teenagers Self Esteem and Teenagers ReachOut Parents https parents au reachout com common concerns everyday issues self esteemand teenagers Self Esteem for Kids Edited by D Arcy Lyness KidsHealth The Nemours Foundation June 2018 https kidshealth org en kids self esteem html Student Confidence Student Self Esteem EduNova 4 Feb 2013 www edunova com articles student confidence 10 Steps to Positive Body Image National Eating Disorders Association 22 Feb 2018 www nationaleatingdisorders org learn general information ten steps US Dove director YouTube YouTube YouTube 14 Apr 2013 www youtube com watch v litXW91UauE Students during the Self Love presentation in the Performing Arts Hall Our Kahoot survey shows the evaluation and results of our presentation We asked students if they believed if Lake High School are affected by selfimage issues and if they learned something new they did not know before The above graphs demonstrate the results

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Vape Busters Lake High School Health Tech Preparatory Program Jordan Anderson Sydney Baker Emily Lippe Taylor Florek Todd Besse Trent Zwick Mitch Mulqueen Landon Sponseller Introduction Organizing Our Project The Future Vape Busters was created to stop and prevent middle school students from the harmful effects of electronic cigarette smoking or vaping We wanted to address the issue of vaping and inform the students of the harm and potential risks of vaping with facts such as In order to learn more about the physiological and mental effects of vaping we began our project by researching the body s response to vaping As we continued to learn more about vaping we thought it was necessary that the younger students at our school be informed of the negative effects of vaping Since we have been hearing that more and more middle school students were being caught vaping we wanted to find a way to reverse this trend In the future we hope to decrease the amount of vaping encounters students have in our middle school We plan on informing the students how to respond and how to avoid certain situations having to do with any form of vaping or drugs By giving them examples and specific instructions we can help prevent the use of vapes in and around their environment By doing this project we hope that the middle schoolers now will pass on the information that we shared with them to the ones below them creating an overall better place to go to school Not having to worry about being pressured into doing something that you do not want to do could create a drastic impact on others lives 7 in 10 middle school students have been exposed to a vape 2 times as many boys use vapes compared to girls 66 of teens believe that their vape is just flavoring and 13 2 do not know what is in it 30 7 of vape users become cigarette users within the first six months 1 Survey Results Conclusion Area of Need and Purpose We determined the success of our project through participation and outreach We ended with over 400 We believe that vaping is an ongoing problem in today s society affecting younger generations such as middle schoolers in Lake Middle High School Middle schoolers are influenced by the high schoolers and we believe the reason to be peer pressure from high schoolers This peer pressure can lead to poor choices such as vaping Our purpose is to inform middle schoolers about the harmful effects and consequences of vaping Method signatures on our poster and hope that if any of those students find themselves in a situation they choose to remember their pledge to be vape free 88 2 of students pledged to become vape free 41 5 of students were aware of the medical and school consequences of vaping after our Vape Busters project In order to implement our project we designed bracelets that say Be Cuul don t Juul and Vape Awareness and used the HPAC grant to purchase them Once we received the bracelets we scheduled a day to pass them outside of the middle school lunchroom with a big poster that says I pledge to be vape free and markers so the students could take the pledge and sign their names To go along with their signature each student was given a bracelet to act as constant reminder to stay vape free In addition to this we also printed out papers that explain what vaping is and the harmful effects of vaping and placed them at their lunch tables Middle school students signing the pledge to stay vape free Collaborations References 1 National Institute on Drug Abuse Teens and E Cigarettes NIDA 11 Feb 2016 www drugabuse gov related topics trends statistics infographics teens e cigarettes AmeriCorps HPAC and Lake High School and Middle School Members of Vape Busters holding our pledge sign that students signed pledging to be vape free

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X Out Stress Lake High School Health Tech Preparatory Program Morgan Simms Athena Hill Sydney Pepper K La Shelton Peyton Detling Megan Brady Introduction Social Media Results X Out Stress addresses the issue of burnout among high school students at Lake High School Through our research and personal experience we came to the conclusion that many students feel stressed due to school work athletics and extracurricular activities Walburg 2014 As a group we wanted to address this issue further and help our fellow classmates For our project we decided to ask our peers about what stresses them out and different ways that they relieve that stress Since then we have been posting helpful tips on our Instagram page and trying to reach out to our classmates to help them with their stress To spread the word we put up posters around Lake High School showing what our project is all about and we also passed out wristbands with our Instagram name on them to help spread the word On our Social Media account we post daily tips and reminders on ways for people to relieve stress Currently the account has 88 followers Each post gets about 10 likes as well which tells us that we are getting good feedback on the tips We hope to gain some more followers as we continue posting and spreading the word about the account These tips have taught us a lot about what we can do to alleviate our stress as well as those surrounding us We had our peers at Lake High School fill out index cards with ways that they relieve stress as well as things that stress them out The number one stressor was school and the amount of work given by teachers followed by their peers and or family We found that the most popular way to relieve stress is through listening to music followed by talking to others and exercising Area of Need and Purpose There are many risk factors and mental health consequences of school related burnout Many high school students are stressed by school work extracurriculars and in addition to this they may have issues at home 5 Tips for X Out Stress would like to identify what stressors there are at Lake High School and help students discover new ways to cope with stress Some risk factors and mental health consequences of school related burnout are exhaustion cynicism depersonalization depression and sense of inadequacy Walburg 2014 We have located many different stress management plans and resources for students to access Scott For Teens Creating The Future In the future X Out Stress would like to continue to gain influence on Social Media by keeping up with daily tips and tricks on the best ways to relieve stress By spreading awareness students and adults alike will be able to alleviate their stresses in daily life in the best ways possible Continue daily stress relief posts Provide more creative with tips Gain Social Media awareness from all of our peers as well as the surrounding school districts References 16 Simple Ways to Relieve Stress and Anxiety Healthline Healthline Media https www healthline com nutrition 16 ways relieve stress anxiety section7 5 Tips for Helping Teens Cope with Stress Psychology Today Sussex Publishers 08 Apr 2019 For Teens Creating Your Personal Stress Management Plan HealthyChildren org 08 Apr 2019 Ginsburg Kenneth 2014 Building Resilience in Children and Teens Giving Kids Roots and Wings 3rd Edition Accessed 10 April 2019 Scott Elizabeth 70 Highly Effective Ways to Relieve Stress Verywell Mind 08 Apr 2019

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Help Me Seek Help Lincoln West School of Science and Health Maritza Colon Sherai Haynes McKayla Vivian Jada Ivy Alfredo Negr n Indya Negr n Natalia Rivera Elia Tuyishime Shai anne Walker Anahis Zambrana Introduction Conclusion With this project we the scholars of Lincoln West Science and Health class of 2020 aim to help the community in bringing awareness to mental health problems such as anxiety and anger issues We aim to give information on the triggers that might worsen the person s state of mind and bring coping mechanisms that will help with these disorders The expected outcomes of this project are to have everyone who attends the event to know about more about these health problems and coping mechanisms Some coping mechanism will be painting music meditating and exercise routines We hope to accomplish this project by March 2019 In order to measure the success of the event we will give participants exit tickets to assess what they learned We want 80 of our participants to try two new strategies and plan to use the strategies they learned in the future Area of Need Adolescents teenagers in Cleveland face many types of mental health issues such as depression anxiety anger mood swings and etc Many people in our community don t have the necessary information to handle mental health problems especially teachers at schools Two thirds of all people who deal with anxiety fail don t seek treatment and 50 of mental health cases begin by the age of 14 Active Minds Furthermore our community is an area in which people live in poverty and studies have shown that as income decreases mental health issues increase Simon 2018 Therefore we want to tackle this issue that is prevalent in our country and our community Acknowledgements We would like to thank the following for their contribution Community Partners One of our partners is Red Space and they are located 2400 Superior Ave Red Space is an Event venue in Cleveland Ohio They have offered to allow us to use their space for our event HPAC Ms Aponte Metro Health Ms Michelle Kirkwood Hughes Principal Mr Henry Rauhaus Assistant Principal Mr Bilaver HPAC Advisor Diamond Crumby AmeriCorps Members Also Ms Aponte works at Metro Health and Lincoln West Science and Health She plans events for students at Lincoln West Ms Aponte has connections with doctors who have years of knowledge about mental health problems We are hoping that an Art Therapist from Metro Health will contribute References Statistics Active Minds Active Minds 2019 https www activeminds org aboutmental health statistics Simon D 2018 Poverty Fact Sheet Poor and In Poor Health online Irp wisc edu Prchn Org 2019 https www prchn org Downloads 2017 20Cuyahoga 20County 20Trend 20Data_FINAL_171023 pdf

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First Steps Lincoln West School of Science and Health Leadership and Communication Project Description We are working on a project called First Steps This project is based on two goals The first goal is to educate teens about safe sex to prevent teenage pregnancy and Sexually Transmitted Diseases STDs The second goal of our project is to donate goods for teen mothers that need it We want to provide them resources that can help them take care of their baby Our hope is to aid teens in our school Lincoln West and the surrounding Clark Fulton neighborhood We also plan on getting educated on the various aspects of sex education so that we can educate our peers Currently our school does not have a health teacher and the same holds for about a third of the schools in our district according to our own research We want students to know about safe sex practices how to properly use contraceptives and about the risks of sexual activity Objectives Hold 3 safe sexual education periods Make sure that 80 of students can recall 3 forms of contraception and how to use them Have students identify 2 places where they may seek services for sexual health Area of Need There is a lack of sexual education classes in Cleveland Metropolitan School District CMSD We surveyed 38 high schools in CMSD and 20 of them did not respond between the dates of January 17 2019 and February 7 2019 Of the 18 schools that responded only 12 schools have some sort of class that discusses sexual education Out of those 12 schools 2 of them only render safe sexual education to upperclassmen Moreover out of the 10 schools left there are 3 schools who use outside organizations to help educate the kids like one citing Planned Parenthood Of the remaining 7 schools there is only one who is trying to incorporate health into the curriculum Although health classes in general are semester long only a portion of the time focuses on sexual education namely STD prevention and care and contraception There is a need for comprehensive sexual education in CMSD to reduce the incidence of STDs and teen pregnancy Next Steps Future Plans We would like to make our project embedded in our school to make sure that peer counselors are a part of the sexual health curriculum Evaluation We will increase awareness of teen pregnancy by hosting an event and promoting our media campaign which will provide resources for teen parents Our campaign will exist on the Instagram pages of our team members as well as our school page We would like at least 20 or 25 or more teen moms to attend the event To evaluate our sex education lesson we will conduct a pre and post test that will analyze any increase of knowledge from being exposed to our event We would like our students to get a 80 or higher To evaluate the effectiveness of donations to teen mothers we will conduct a post test to see if we met their needs and how best to further support them Community Partners Our Community partners are Sheena Aponte and MetroHealth Hospital The professionals from MetroHealth generously made donations as well The other partners are West Side Catholic Center Acknowledgements We would like to thank the following for making this project possible HPAC Mr Frank Bilaver Ms Diamond Crumby Ms Sheena Aponte MetroHealth West Side Catholic Center Baldwin Wallace University Student Names Hector Lozada Eric Matlock Walter Alvarez Yasmine Mohammed Eduard Paris Walker Melvin Colon Sincere Bradley Nagelys Cruz Eliyazel Nibabaze Eriya Kiiza Pasiance Ngabileyimana Bawili Ngulwe Alondra Rodriguez Paola Pereira Sheila Rivera Mianna Davis Andre Brown Ariel Brown Zo Mariea Crosby Trayvon Burnett Aminaday Olan Juanelis Reyes References Lombardo Crystal Teen pregnancy poverty Vittana Org Vittana Org 2018 https vittana org teen pregnancy and poverty Accessed 10 Dec 2018 On Poverty SC Campaign To Prevent Teen Pregnancy Teen Pregnancy Sc org N p 2018 Web 10 Dec 2018 Sutton DR Brett Safe Sex Betterhealth Vic Gov Au 2018 https www betterhealth vic gov au health healthyliving safe sex Accessed 17 Dec 2018

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S A D Project Lincoln West School of Science and Health Leadership and Communication Period 1 Project Description Community Partners The S A D Stress Anxiety and Depression project of the class of 2020 plans to tackle the mentioned mental health issues in our students Research shows that one of the main factors of these mental health issues is environmental stress especially in neighborhoods of concentrated poverty Cutrona et al 2006 Research also reveals the major solutions to these issues are an easier academic life and peer to peer counseling Richmond 2018 We will involve Lincoln West School of Science and Health students in this counseling each involved student will take a survey about their levels of stress anxiety and depression both before and after this peer counseling to examine areas of need and improvement A few MetroHealth assets are willing to commit and are wanting to be involved in our project including Ms Webb Ms Hutchinson Ms Jackson and Ms Nielson All of the listed partners have experience in similar projects such as the Students Are Free to Express S A F E project in which students can express their feelings These partners also have experience helping others of all ages in supporting people emotionally through various of tactics They plan on helping by teaching us how to counsel a variety of tactics used in peer to peer counseling and connect us with other groups and partners that could support us as well Data The area of need that we chose to focus on was mental health particularly stress anxiety and depression in our community We need more counselors or therapists in the school and community Students need someone to help or talk through their stress anxiety or depression Statistics show that 2 out of every 100 young children and 8 out of 100 teens battle with serious depression which could lead to risky behavior patterns As many as 60 of children are diagnosed with separation anxiety or a comorbid disorder Separation anxiety comes from but not limited to changing schools loss of a loved one or an illness in the family Objective We intend to include a pre assessment and postassessment survey to determine the accumulation of knowledge and improved self efficacy from exposure our presentation We hope to get at least 50 of students to be able to identify at least 2 new coping strategies for their stress anxiety and depression Acknowledgements HPAC Ms Aponte Metro Health Ms Michelle Kirkwood Hughes Principal Mr Henry Rauhaus Mr Bilaver HPAC Advisor Diamond Crumby AmeriCorps Member HPAC Student Names Tylor Swanagin Darielys Sierra Keneth Lugo Yan Irrizary Barbara Thorpes Kayla Williams Noah Williams Thalia Pratt Tresor Ombeni Romeo Rodriguez Charles Goodson JeTorion Whatley Jose Ramirez Karla Pacheco References Cutrona Carolyn E et al Neighborhood Characteristics and Depression An Examination of Stress Processes Current directions in psychological science vol 15 4 2006 188 192 Prchn Org 2019 https www prchn org Downloads 2017 20Cuyahoga 20County 20Trend 20Data_FINAL_17 1023 pdf Richmond L 2019 Psychiatric News online Psychnews psychiatryonline org Available at https psychnews psychiatryonline org doi full 10 1176 appi pn 2018 4a19 Accessed 19 Feb 2019

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Suicide Awareness Lorain High School Nahiomy Guzman Oni Lawrence Alyssa Hanners Danielle Bowyer Paul Robertson Kamar Halil Introduction Our project was inspired by the higher rates of suicide in lower income communities In Lorain teens are more likely to be or have been suicidal in the past than teens in surrounding higher income communities The average number of suicides per year is about 19 for 10 14 years old and 168 for 15 24 years old Our group decided that we wanted to raise awareness and ideally help prevent suicide in our community Results After tallying completed surveys we found that a total of 294 students had responded The surveys were completely anonymous and voluntary We believe that the sample population provides an accurate depiction of the entire student body Most responses showed that students were aware of the signs and risks of suicide The results also showed that students were aware of the community resources that they should contact in various crisis situations Conclusion This project has helped bring our student body together It has also opened the floor for discussions on different ways we can work together to prevent suicide and spread positivity We feel confident that we have successfully met our goals of creating a positive and safe environment for our peers as well as raising suicide awareness Objectives The two main objectives of our project were to create a positive environment enabling students to feel safe to raise awareness about suicide Methods To create a positive environment that would make students feel safe while raising suicide awareness we interacted with students at lunch tables created an attractive poster about suicide prevalence and prevention asked students to complete surveys showing what they know or have learned about suicide Suicide rate for the U S by race starting from 1981 2016 Suicide Awareness lunch project in which the members gave out 3 question surveys and candy to students to spread awareness Sources Lorain City School District Homepage Homepage www lorainschools org Youth Suicide in Ohio A Fact Sheet from the Ohio Violent Death Reporting System Youth Suicide in Ohio A Fact Sheet from the Ohio Violent Death Reporting System The above picture is of the members of the Suicide Awareness HPAC group

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Suicide Awareness Lorain High School Nahiomy Guzman Onni Lawrence Alyssa Hanners Danielle Bowyer Introduction Our project was inspired by the higher rates of suicide in lower income communities In Lorain teens are more likely to be or have been suicidal in the past than teens in surrounding higher income communities The average number of suicides per year is about 19 for 10 14 years old and 168 for 15 24 years old Our group decided that we wanted to raise awareness and ideally help prevent suicide in our community Results After tallying completed surveys we found that a total of 294 students had responded The surveys were completely anonymous and voluntary We believe that the sample population provides an accurate depiction of the entire student body Most responses showed that students were aware of the signs and risks of suicide The results also showed that students were aware of the community resources that they should contact in various crisis situations Conclusion This project has helped bring our student body together It has also opened the floor for discussions on different ways we can work together to prevent suicide and spread positivity We feel confident that we have successfully met our goals of creating a positive and safe environment for our peers as well as raising suicide awareness Objectives The two main objectives of our project were to create a positive environment enabling students to feel safe to raise awareness about suicide Methods To create a positive environment that would make students feel safe while raising suicide awareness we interacted with students at lunch tables created an attractive poster about suicide prevalence and prevention asked students to complete surveys showing what they know or have learned about suicide Suicide rate for the U S by race starting from 1981 2016 Suicide Awareness lunch project in which the members gave out 3 question surveys and candy to students to spread awareness Sources Lorain City School District Homepage Homepage www lorainschools org Youth Suicide in Ohio A Fact Sheet from the Ohio Violent Death Reporting System Youth Suicide in Ohio A Fact Sheet from the Ohio Violent Death Reporting System The above picture is of the members of the Suicide Awareness HPAC group

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Healthy Unified Homes H U H Martin Luther King Jr High School Zaharia Polk Melanie Bradford Tariq Sears and Darshawn Pritchett Introduction Future Plans The focus of our project is to promote healthy eating habits in African American children ages 9 13 in the Hough community in Cleveland Ohio We want to educate them on how their eating habits impact their blood pressure as well as their blood sugar levels Studies show that about 60 of African American youth with Type 2 diabetes had an annual household income of less than 25 000 This is one of the many health disparities that directly impact our community We believe that educating our youth will extend the life expectancy of the next generation Our future plans for this project are to decrease the prevalence of diabetes and high blood pressure in children in our community This chart shows the various ranges of pediatric blood pressure and is used to determine whether a child has healthy or unhealthy levels Special Thank You We would like to thank HPAC for their dedication and believing in us and devoting their time and support to help us grow as people and as a community We would also like to thank Mrs Forbes Brown and also our AmeriCorps Member Mr Craig Howard The first thing that we think of when it comes to diabetes and high blood pressure is poor food choices Foods high in salt content can increase sodium levels in the bloodstream which could result in high blood pressure Type 2 diabetes occurs as a result of poor food choices and other unhealthy practices Goal MyPlate is a web based nutrition guide that we will use to promote healthy eating habits Our goal is to educate African American children ages 9 13 on the importance of healthy eating and nutrition and ultimately improve their quality of life We would like to give a special thanks to HPAC for allowing us to do a project like this and teaching us that s it s good to help out in the community You don t have to physically go out in the community to change it but you can help by educating others Sources Methods Assess nutritional needs Introduce students to MyPlate and reinforce nutritional principles Conduct blood pressure exercises Educate students on the symptoms and signs of high and low blood sugar We plan to give back to the food bank that helped us get the fruit for the kids by modeling the behaviors that we tell the kids This behavior will aid in the prevention of high blood pressure and diabetes in our community and add years to our lives Frequent symptoms of diabetes in children that we will teach students to recognize Care com I 2019 The Surprising Challenge Of Tracking Pediatric Blood Pressure online Care com Available at https www care com c stories 824 the surprising challenge of trackingpediatri SNAP4CT 2019 MyPlate online Available at https www snap4ct org myplate html Choose MyPlate 2019 Choose MyPlate online Available at https www choosemyplate gov Roy L 2019 World Diabetes Day 2018 Juvenile Diabetes On The Rise online https www outlookindia com Available at https www outlookindia com website story juvenile diabetes on therise 320052

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19 Shades of Care Providing Hygiene Products for Nursing Home Patients Dorian Harris Shamya King Shaquetta Hines Darnel Mongo Myangel McGhee Rianna McGowan Introduction Methods As a part of MLK High School s nursing educational tract the members of our group were assigned to a local nursing home facility to complete clinicals Upon entry to the facility and interactions with patients we realized that many of them suffered from poor hygiene and did not have access to basic hygiene necessities Poor patient hygiene is considered as patient and or self neglect We would like to collect materials for the hygiene bags by asking for donations from local stores schools churches and recreation centers Materials would include small bags to hold products natural soaps deodorant shampoo conditioner toothbrushes toothpaste In the state of Ohio between July 1 2016 and June 30 2017 there were 11 299 reported cases of elder neglect Although all of these reported cases may not have been solely due to poor hygiene we know that poor hygiene is a key sign of neglect and places individuals at a higher risk of contracting bacterial infections Our group decided that we wanted to help these individuals by providing them with basic hygiene necessities The above graph provided by Cuyahoga County Senior and Adult Services breaks down a total of 3 600 allegations from 2017 Future Plans Article headlines such as this riddle newspapers due to Ohio nursing homes failing state of patient care Purpose A lack of hygiene products can not only increase the spread of bacteria and infections but can also lead to greater health problems In attempts to help reduce the spreading of bacteria and infections our group would like to provide hygiene bags for individuals in nursing home facilities Our hope is that the hygiene bags help prevent bed sores dry skin build up of bacteria the spread of infections As a special treat we would also like to make home made natural soaps to ensure that individuals with skin sensitivities can also benefit from the hygiene bags Purchase materials for homemade natural soaps Send out letters asking for donations from local stores churches and recreation centers Host a hygiene drive at our school Produce and distribute the hygiene bags Special Thank You We would like to thank our teachers Mrs Taylor and Mrs Forbes Brown as well as our HPAC Specialist AmeriCorps member Craig Howard for all of their help throughout our research process Sources This list helps breakdown how negligence is defined and determined in terms of nursing homes and patient care Adult Protective Services Statistics dsas cuyahogacounty us enUS adult protective services statistics aspx jfs ohio gov ocf APS DataFact Sheet 2017 stm Caniglia John and Jo Ellen Corrigan Ohio Nursing Homes among the Nation s Lowest Rated in Quality of Care A Critical Choice Cleveland com Cleveland com 19 Mar 2017 Nursing Home Abuse What Are Ohio s Statistics Plevin Gallucci 24 Oct 2018 Protecting Elderly Ohioans from Abuse and Neglect Policy Matters Ohio

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Time to Meet So the Kids Can Eat Martin Luther King Jr Career Campus Courtney Stoudemire Smith and Briana M Townsend Introduction According to the U S Department of Agriculture USDA more than 13 000 000 children in the United States live in food insecure homes This phrase specifically means children nationwide do not receive proper nutrition or portioning with their meals each day Over 2 million people in Cleveland OH don t know when their next meal is coming with the majority in which are children This is because of alarmingly high poverty rates Starting a district wide program could counteract the negative effects that starvation has on our city s children Community Input Current Statistics Our Future Plans Categorize food donations and divide them by food item type 1 Create a list of kids who would benefit from the donation 2 Distribute boxes of food each Tuesday and Thursday Above Instagram post describing the selection of food that children 3 Host an after school program to raise awareness in need should be able to choose from 4 Have this program implemented at all CMSD schools Goals CMSD schools who receive free reduced Launch the program at Martin Luther King Jr lunch can benefit from having these better options Career Campus Get other CMSD schools on board Decrease hunger rate in CMSD Increase nutritional education Many students receive their only meals from school This program will help to sustain meals for evenings and weekends Special Thank You Get parents on board with the program We would like to give a special thanks to Mr Craig Howard our AmeriCorps member Mrs Forbes Brown Mrs Anita Johnson Mrs Taylor We would also like to thank the Greater Cleveland Foodbank and community food pantries Lastly I would like to thank my church Create community resources to raise awareness Methods Preserving deserted food from lunches Have a food drive at least twice per month Partner with churches to provide hot meals References Reach out to local businesses for fresh produce donations Install community gardens We plan to collect donations from the community in addition to having bi weekly food drives Resources Campbell Emily Cleveland Is Dead Last in Child Poverty The Center for Community Solutions 17 Sept 2017 www communitysolutions com cleveland deadlast child poverty

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Contributions of Black Women at NASA New Tech East Azareah Rice Traeshawn Broadnax Ahkeron Gillespie Maurice Banks Background Mary Winston Jackson was an AfricanAmerican mathematician and aerospace engineer at the National Advisory Committee for Aeronautics NACA which in 1958 was succeeded by the National Aeronautics and Space Administration NASA The movie Hidden Figures was a very inspirational movie that shed light on the contributions of AfricanAmerican women in NASA Trailblazers America s space programs are seen through the eyes of NASA s gifted African American women who broke boundaries despite being the color of their race It took hard work resilience and dedication for those women to be accepted Next Steps We have created gender equal teams that will design and launch rockets at the New Tech East Health Fair Each team will use the provided materials to competitively participate in the activity The objective of this project is to measure the distance between each hand crafted rocket We have developed model rockets to serve as an example Acknowledgements We would like to thank Katherine Johnson Dorothy Vaughan and Mary Jackson These women marked a day in history as soon as they stepped foot in the NASA corporation Katherine Johnson Dorothy Vaughan and Mary Jackson Gender Equity We would also like to thank There are so many women that are capable smart sharp and good at what they do What they are lacking is the opportunity to sit across the table from the other minds that are coming up with the innovative solutions says Dr Christyl Johnson NASA s Deputy Director for Technology and Research Investments Christy Nickerson Principal New Tech East Nicole Finley Science Club Advisor Edward Banks Reading RAMM References The cover of a book written in honor of the 3 original Hidden Figures of NASA and their successor Christine Darden A photo captured during the filming of Hidden Figures a movie depicting the story of 3 black women and their contributions to NASA Seemangal R Seemangal R 2016 December 23 At NASA Hidden Figures Cast Talk Race and Gender Disparity Retrieved from https observer com 2016 12 at nasahidden figures cast talk race and gender disparity Shannon G Jansen M Williams K C ceres C Motta A Odhiambo A Eleveld A and Mannell J 2019 Gender equality in science medicine and global health where are we at and why does it matter

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Kids of Mental Health KMH New Tech East High School Alannah Summerville Destiny McMichael Brianna Brown Introduction We noticed that there is a lack of resources that offer mental health screenings close to elementary schools and preschools in our neighborhood We would like to help the members of our community by connecting them to agencies that offer these services We plan to host a community resource fair for families that may be affected by mental illnesses We want to do this so that the kids and the parents know that they are not alone We would like to find a way to help them overcome their challenges and thrive Future Plans Research Kids Of Mental Health KMH focuses on getting kids mental health screenings before they start school KMH focuses on topics that usually get overlooked in kids like Autism ADD ADHD and other mental health conditions These conditions can lead to depression if undiagnosed KMH plans to have an awareness meeting at William Patrick Day Head Start two days out of the month with a lead educator from Environmental Health Watch This event will get parents connected to community resources to identify educational disabilities within their children before they go into elementary school ADHD stands for Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder which is a chronic condition including attention difficulty hyperactivity and impulsiveness ADD stands for Attention Deficit Disorder Many adults and teens who have ADD were typically diagnosed with ADHD in their childhood that progressed over time We will conduct a pre and post survey assessing parent and teacher knowledge of ADD ADHD The results from the post survey will allow us to gauge whether the events were successful in educating community members Depression is a mental health disorder characterized by a persistently depressed mood or loss of interest in activities causing significant impairment in daily life 74 5 million kids in the world have mental health conditions 75 have it before the age of 14 This graphic from the ADD Resource Center shows how ADHD diagnosis have changed over the years We would like to thank Our advisor Mrs Finley Our Baldwin Wallace University Pipeline Coordinator Stephen Greenberg AmeriCorps Members Wyndi Moore Amoni Tyler and Tyler George Environmental Health Watch Methods Visit multiple daycares and schools References Offer free ADD ADHD and depression screenings for pre K and Kindergarten students Facilitate open conversations with parents Connect parents to community resources Acknowledgements The chart above illustrates the percentage of young children who are receiving medication psychological services both or neither in treatment of their ADHD diagnosis No author n d Institute Mind What s the Tie between Mental Health and Juvenile Justice Speak Up For Kids Mental Health Report childmind org 2015childrens mental health report No author n d Welcome To SchoolEducation Is the Movement from Darkness to Light All Around Children Home www allaroundchildren com No author n d CFC Dev Text HTML Early Learning Center and Childhood Programs The Centers www thecentersohio org WhatWeDo EarlyLearning aspx

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The Hunger Heroes Newbury High School Cara Hamby Erin Piczer Bobbi Jo Holden Caleb Mann Ryan Brown Dylan Grubbs Jena Clark Jeny Drabek Daniel Dahlhausen Introduction Conclusion Seventy five percent of people in the Cleveland Area have an income below the poverty level Sixtytwo percent of people must consistently choose between buying food or medicine The Hunger Heroes goal was not only to bring awareness to the hunger problem in our community but also to actively combat it In response to this issue we started a Food and Funds drive through The Greater Cleveland Food Bank According to RoadSnacks Cleveland is the second poorest city in the United States In the Greater Cleveland Food Bank s Poll on Hunger participants underestimated the amount of Cleveland children who lived in poverty by nearly 10 According to the poll 48 7 of Cleveland children live in poverty With the conclusion of the food drive we plan to now devote time to the Greater Cleveland Food bank to help fight hunger continually Methods Our Food and Funds Drive through the Greater Cleveland Food Bank began on March 13th In order to motivate the students to donate more cans and money we set up three tiers of prizes for the student body The class that donated the most would get more prizes Click to add text Results The Food and Funds Drive ran until April 12th The plans to motivate the students proved useful in getting more cans We gave the students an incentive by creating fun goals to reach with the cans and money brought in With the help of the principal who had experience trying to motivate students for drives in the past we brainstormed some possible fun rewards In total we raised around 100 to donate along with 180 cans We thought this was very successful with around 200 students participating Above is the poster we made to track our progress Above some of our group members are pictured with the donated canned items roadsnacks net greaterclevelandfoodbank o rg Special Thanks to Newbury High School Students and Faculty Health Professions Affinity Community HPAC Greater Cleveland Food Bank HPAC Advisors Kristen Csontos and Dria Kerman Americorps HPAC Leader Kaylee Furner References Amount of cans brought in by junior high ninth tenth eleventh and twelfth grade We collected cans in our cafeteria in the bins pictured above We separated them by class to see which class would bring in the most Sparkes Sam et al Regional Infotainment About Where You Live RoadSnacks www roadsnacks net Greater Cleveland Food Bank Greater Cleveland Food Bank 2019 www greaterclevelandfoodbank org

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Knights Stand Against Poverty Caleigh Hamby Kaylee Kaminski Avery Ryan Newbury High School Introduction Methods Results Poverty has been a prominent issue in our community and the communities surrounding us We feel that even as high school students we have the ability to lend a hand and help combat the growing rate of poverty This year as well as the past two years we volunteered at the Cleveland Stand Down event in downtown Cleveland Stand Down is an event where those less fortunate in Cleveland have an opportunity to access many needed resources in one location on the same day Before attending the event we organized a schoolwide winter gear drive to collect clothes that we then donated to the Stand Down event We teamed up with about 200 students from Newbury High School as well to collect the clothing from the winter gear drive to then donate We volunteered in the childcare section where we supervised children so the parents were free to roam throughout the event and collect supplies Determined that we wanted to focus on combatting poverty Decided to collaborate and contribute to the Stand Down event Winter Gear Drive Determined that we would hold a winter gear drive throughout November and December Junior high and high school students could donate to this project About 230 people were able to participate Collected approximately 150 coats hats gloves boots and scarves Clothing was donated to the Cleveland Stand Down event where our HPAC group volunteered in January Stand Down event Attended the event in downtown Cleveland Ohio where we were placed in the children s area Interacted with the children playing games coloring and doing activities while their parents gathered resources that they needed Winter Gear Drive We conducted a winter clothing drive with a goal of collecting at least 100 items due to our small school size By the end of the drive we collected 150 items which made the drive a huge success Homeless Stand Down Fourteen members of HPAC volunteered and worked in the childcare center In the nearly two hour time period we were in the childcare center we entertained between 15 and 20 children so that their parents could gather materials they needed The event is put on each year at some point during the winter months to provide the necessary resources to the homeless and impoverished people of Cleveland Poverty Facts We feel that as high school students we can make a difference in the lives of people in poverty By attending the Stand Down event and conducting the winter gear drive we reached our goal of assisting those in poverty Our eyes were opened by the severity of poverty in our area through this experience We were motivated to do more to help with this issue HPAC plans to continue involvement with this event in future years In Geauga County approximately 7 3 of the population lives under the poverty line That equals about 7 000 people 9 of families and children in Geauga County live under the poverty line and are able to utilize events like Stand down and clothing drives like ours to collect necessary materials Objectives The past two years we have attended Cleveland Stand Down and we have seen firsthand how big the issue of poverty is in the surrounding areas We are inspired by this event every year Thus we felt a strong desire to contribute to the event in some way At the event they provide several resources for the homeless including food clothes dental hygiene haircuts family portraits and child care items We decided to collect winter items to prepare for Ohio s cold winter months We wanted to collect as many items as possible but set our goal to be 100 or more items due to our small school size Conclusion Special Thanks to Our HPAC group that represented Newbury at Stand Down References Northeast Ohio Coalition for the Homeless Northeast Ohio Coalition for the Homeless www neoch org Geauga Geauga oh networkofcare org www geauga oh networkofcare org Above left Two students getting ready to interact with children at stand down Above right Two members of the poverty group with donations for Stand Down

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Little Big Knights Newbury High School Mackenzie Grubbs and Lucy Lubanovich Methods Three times a month mentors and mentees would meet for a forty five minute session The mentors led group activities gradually getting more serious and personal as the weeks went on Later we implemented 4th and 5th graders once a month into our sessions to further evaluate the benefits of mentors on younger kids Our sessions focused on key issues students face including bullying social skills and hygiene to build a healthier lifestyle Mentors prepare for session by making cookies Conclusion Mentor Erin Piczer leads mentees through communication activity Introduction Peer Mentoring was started in Newbury Schools in 2017 to help middle schoolers connect with high schoolers Not only does mentoring increase relationships but according to The Mentoring Full Effect Report 67 of youths with a mentor are more likely to participate in sports and extracurricular activities This year we have expanded and continued this program As we continued our program we discovered new facts such as 46 of mentees are less likely to use drugs than those not in mentoring Big Brothers Big Sisters 2019 After our peer mentoring training in October the mentors started the first session in November with the entire 8th grade class The training consisted of a day full of activities to do with mentees and ways to deal with certain situations Last year we only mentored some of the 8th graders but this year we decided to expand it and mentor all the 8th graders After last year we decided to continue with this program because we thought it was a good idea for the younger classes to have someone they can come to with experience in the area they are struggling with Throughout these sessions we have taught them how to deal with topics like communication bullying generosity health and more Mentors Kenzie Grubbs and Erin Piczer lead mentees through an icebreaker exercise Results Throughout this year in mentoring we have seen personal growth in both our mentees and our mentors Not only have we had an increase in mentees from last year but over 80 of mentees this year stated that they would recommend peer mentoring to other students Our mentees and mentors have also established a strong connection from talking to each other and sharing personal experiences Through this process we have taught the 8th graders many things they need to know going into high school We have grown a lot from last year and we have also learned ways to improve our program for next year We have learned throughout this project what works and what doesn t when it comes to mentoring 8th graders We revised the program halfway through the year to only meeting twice a month instead of three times a month In addition we started doing more one on one activities instead of large group activities so mentors and mentees could connect more As the sessions continued the 8th graders seemed to become more comfortable with the activities and the people leading it We are planning to make some revisions to the program and will continue it next year Special Thanks To GoJo Industries Geauga County Educational Services Center Alexandria Kerman Kristan Csontos Kaley Furner AmeriCorps Member HPAC Specialist Newbury High School References Research on Big Brother Big Sister Bbbs org Big Brother Big Sister www bbbs org research Objectives Bruce Mary and John Bridgeland The Mentoring Effect Young People s Perspectives on the Outcomes and Availability of Mentoring Mentoring org www mentoring org new site wpcontent uploads 2015 09 The_Mentoring_Effect_Full_Report pdf Prepare 8th graders for difficulties and challenges that they experience in high school Give the younger classes a person to go to when they need to talk Become familiar with valuable skills that can be important all throughout life Mentor Cara Hamby leads her mentee through a trust exercise

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The Better Box Newbury High School Julia Elia and Lexi Turcoliveri Introduction Results We first developed the idea of The Better Box four years ago at an anti bullying club It involves a note system where students are offered the chance to leave positive messages and affirmations inside of a box for other students to read in hopes that it will brighten their day or confidence We decided to implement this idea when we started our HPAC group three years ago Through a previous grant we gratefully received the resources we needed in order to begin our better box project The Better Box has been a success in the 20182019 school year illustrated by the graph below of our results We conducted a survey to 57 random students The results showed that most students thought that The Better Box had a positive impact in our school Objectives Conclusion Above Lexi and Julia are proudly representing The Better Box According to Positive Psychology Program Most parents want their children to be happy and healthy but most schools only focus on achievement We felt that this is a true statement Thus moving forward we are ensuring that Newbury is very motivated in eliminating this stigma To do so our aspirations consist of spreading positivity encouraging random acts of kindness and building relationships between staff and students The Better Box has collected over 1 000 better box notes this year and there are only 202 students in the junior and senior high school classes We hope that our project continues to spread positivity through the high school and to all the staff and teachers as well Methods As the Better Box project continues to take off we hope to see our school filled with positive affirmations such as the ones shown above In each classroom in our Middle and High School we have a Better Box Note paper is provided next to the box for students or staff to fill out Once a week we collect the notes and have our HPAC advisor review the notes to ensure we re not spreading any negativity We then distribute them on a weekly basis The bar graph above shows that the majority of the 57 students surveyed agreed that The Better Box has made a positive impact Special Thanks Ms Kerman and Ms Csontos our faculty HPAC advisors Geauga Education Service Center Ms Boyd High school guidance counselor Kaley Furner our HPAC AmeriCorps leader Our school Newbury High School for participating in our Better Box for the past 4 years References The pie chart above shows the results from our survey which examined the impact of The Better Box It shows that almost 90 of students surveyed would recommend this project Example of The Better Box pictured above 1 Positive Education Happy Students Positive Psychology In The Classroom Positive Psychology Program Your One Stop PP Resource 10 Apr 2019 positivepsychologyprogram com positive educationhappy students why positive education

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Peer Pressure North High School Shaviya Rai Ismita Rai Susmita Rai Rishma Tamang Arati Bhandari Rhahin Marbe Saw Paw Corinne Wadlington Abstract We are a group of students from Health and Human Service Academy Allied Health pathway from North High School We want to help change the minds of students who are still learning and growing Students are easily influenced by peers and we think we should get involved and educate student about topics likely to impact them Peer pressure affects all students and they need to understand how to properly handle it Conclusion Objectives Educate students to be aware of peer pressures that could occur around their age Educate students about how students view and deal with peer pressures at a young age Stop the spread of negative peer pressure and promote positive peer pressure Methods We created a lesson plan to educate the students on peer pressure The presentation included a short educational presentation on what peer pressure is what it looks like and how it can affect students We also did activities with the students to show them what to do in different scenarios of peer pressure We had the students act out three different scenarios including cheating on a test peer pressuring another kid to hang out past curfew and stealing from a store We also passed around a piece of playdough and asked the students to perform an action to the playdough and pass it Once it got to the end the piece of playdough was damaged and we used it as an example of how words cannot be taken back after they are said Special Thanks Statistics on Peer pressure from a survey conducted by Survelum Public Data Bank Results We gave students an exit ticket to comment on the presentation and 65 students returned exit tickets Some student comments are listed below Things I learned today You don t have to do what your friend does I learned that peer pressure can be good or bad I learned that if your friends force you to do something don t do it Get help Things I found interesting I found something interesting is that someone can do bad things to fit in Do not do something bad You should say No if someone is trying to give you pressure A question I still have What if that person keeps bullying me What if you don t listen to them and they want to fight you after school Have you ever seen someone getting forced or have you been forced to do something Mrs Weave Ms Epperly Mrs Summer Findley CLC 5th grade teachers Mrs Gardner Mrs Levine Mrs Bennington Mrs Tome Miss Rinaldi References American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry 2019 Peer Pressure Retrieved from https www aacap org AACAP FAMILIES_AND_YOUTH FACTS_FOR_ FAMILIES FFF Guide Peer Pressure 104 aspx Hughes Z n d Activities for a Peer Pressure Retreat for Teens Retrieved from https www livestrong com article 562522 activities for a peerpressure retreat for teens Survelum Public Data Bank Peer Pressure Survey Statistics Retrieved from http www survelum com survey results PeerPressure filter 2 0

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Valor Home North High School Gay Doh Soe Win Nul Rai Bishnu Chettri So Ma Ya Sar Ela Be Htoo Rhahin Marbe Abstract Our group wanted to bring attention to an often overlooked community the veterans in Ohio Veterans represent 8 5 of Ohio s population1 and approximately 1 236 of these veterans are homeless 2 Approximately 48 of veterans have experienced depression which is a common risk factor for suicide 3 Organizations such as the Valor Home provide much needed support to veterans battling these issues We decided to create a project to show veterans that teenagers do care about them remember them and are grateful for their efforts to keep people safe Offering words of inspiration to veterans and increasing patriotism among teenagers is what this HPAC project is all about We have created jars filled with inspirational messages handwritten by North High School students to administer to the veterans at the Valor Home The students were asked to write inspirational quotes heartfelt sentiments and words of thanks to the veterans We also made cultural food for the veterans to try for lunch We presented the jars and had lunch with the veterans who stay at the Harry Donovan Jr Valor Home of Akron Photos To improve the mental emotional health of veterans To increase student awareness of veterans struggles To increase student appreciation for veterans To helps other students in the school understand more about veterans To help the veterans be independent once they leave the valor home Results Approximately 210 students contributed to the creation of inspirational messages We presented 7 inspirational message jars to thirty five veterans Harry Donovan Jr Valor Home of Akron We were also featured on Fox8 News which allowed us to increase our project reach Akron students visit with veterans give thanks through Jars of Inspiration project 2019 March 22 Retrieved from https fox8 com 2019 03 21 akronstudents give thanks to veterans through jars ofinspiration project Method After last year s success in partnering with the Valor Home we wanted to continue the project We researched the latest statistics on the veteran population in Ohio including rates of mental health and homelessness We enlisted the help of North High School teachers and students in order to create inspirational messages for the veterans We collected the messages and placed them in jars that were decorated in patriotic themes When the jars were complete we took a trip to the Valor Home to present the resident veterans with the jars of inspirational messages We spent some time talking with the veterans and eating lunch with them The remaining jars were left at Valor Home to be distributed to the other residents at a later time We also took cultural food for the veterans so they can try some new food Objectives Conclusion Jars of Inspiration with messages written by students from North High School that veterans can pull from at any time The HPAC project was a great success When we presented the jars to the veterans they were crying and smiling and appeared truly grateful and appreciated We believe that the veterans at Valor Home will continue to feel appreciated as they read the daily inspirational messages included in the jars In the future we would like to make more jars and food and meet more veterans References 1 U S Students donating Jars of Inspiration and T Shirts to a Valor Home Veteran Census Bureau 2014 American Community Survey Retrieved from Census Reporter Profile Page for Summit County OH 2 Coalition on Homelessness and Housing in Ohio 2014 2013 Ohio Homelessness Report 3 How Common Is the Occurrence between PTSD and Depression Are Veterans at Risk VA North Texas Health Care System Web 12 Apr 2019

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Recycled School Supplies North High School Gay Doh Soe Win Nul Rai So Ma Ya Abstract At North High School we began to notice unused school supplies laying around During the locker clean out at the end of the year hundreds of gently used notebooks binders and other supplies are thrown out While some students are discarding these supplies there are many students in the Akron area that simply can t afford school supplies at all According to the U S Census Bureau 15 8 of people in Ohio live below the poverty level 1 In 2015 an average backto school supply list was 70 93 for elementary schools 91 14 for middle schools and 157 58 at the high school level According to Communities In Schools July 2018 the expected cost of high school students school supplies in 2018 is 1 355 2 Having the necessary school supplies can improve students behavior attitudes and self esteem We decided to create a program to redistribute the discarded supplies to the students who are in need We plan to gather school supplies at the end of the school year store them at the high school and redistribute them to other kids in need during the following school year Objectives Assist low income families who may struggle with obtaining school supplies Recycle supplies educate and encourage students to reuse and recycle Create new ways to help students have access to free supplies Create a sense of community in the school facilitated by our team Data From Survey Results With the help from the teachers and students we were able to carry out the project faster and easier We utilized most of our supplies and provided over one hundred students with supplies We served more students than we originally intended The superintendent of Akron Public Schools has helped us to partner with United Way to broaden our project throughout the entire Akron Public School district Conclusion Our program will help low income families in our community by providing them with free school supplies which will have a positive impact on their education Our program will also reduce the amount of usable school supplies in landfills With the help of the staff students and our community we hope to extend our project in the future to help more students in different schools across the City of Akron Acknowledgements Kelly Dine HPAC Advisor Hudson Public Schools Becker Signs Health Professions Affinity Community AmeriCorps HPAC Leaders Christa Wilk and Kimberly Inthavong Method Once we decided on a solution we made an outline of our plan We assigned jobs to each group member and created flyers to advertise the program Then we contacted our principal and obtained permission to use several empty lockers to store the supplies We publicized the event to our school and other schools through announcements and Social Media We arranged two days and times to redistribute the supplies at the beginning of school year Our Team presented the project to the Hudson Middle School and Hudson High School We aim to build connections and extend this project to different communities References New 2018 Backpack Index Reveals Price Dip In School Supplies n d Retrieved from https www communitiesinschools org pressroom resource new 2018 backpack index reveals price dip schoolsupplies Redistributing school supplies during lunchtime at Akron North HS Our HPAC team redistributing the refurbished school supplies

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Coins For Kids Norton High School Athletic Health Science Wellness Lindsay Cotleur Cassie Maldonado Amanda Ezzie Sean Richards Introduction Objectives Sustainability Action We are students from Copley and Barberton High School and we partnered with Norton High School to raise money to buy pajamas for foster children We asked students at Norton High School to be involved and donate their spare change for a week and on the final day of the drive we invited them to wear their pajamas in support of the cause With the money raised we purchased pajamas for children in foster care We were inspired by the increased need for foster care and the amount of children in foster care each year Children s Bureau We called social services to ask if there was a specific need that we could meet We learned that most of the children entering foster care go to their new home with only the clothes they have on their backs because they have little or no time to gather items as they are leaving their homes Children s Bureau As a result many children enter foster care without a fresh pair of pajamas and some foster parents are unable to provide pajamas for them when they first arrive We wanted to change that Academic Objectives 1 Learn about the health effects that foster kids endure when being faced with hardships between families and homes 2 Learn about how affection and caring for foster kids affects their health and mental status Community Objectives 1 Create awareness for foster kids in the community 2 Raise money to buy pajamas for foster kids 3 Eradicate the sense of isolation in kids in foster homes 4 Demonstrate to foster kids that they are valued We believe that this fundraiser could be an annual event because it is easy for students to donate spare change that they or their families have lying around the house Also many students are motivated by spirit days and it encourages them to donate money and participate in the fundraising with the incentive to be able to wear pajamas to school Each year we could have a different incentive and purchase different items for the children in foster care Community Partners Foster Care Foster Care is a system in which a minor has been placed in a ward group home or private home of a state certified caregiver or with a family member approved by the state The placement of the child is arranged through the government or a social service agency The rising rates of drug use and mental illness in Ohio have led to an increased need for foster care Summit County Social Services Because of the high number of foster children the state certified caregivers do not always receive the needed training or support Additionally increased numbers of children in the foster system leads to more children than should be placed in homes sometimes resulting in a lack of attention and love which can lead to feelings of isolation Our goal in this project is to limit this feeling of isolation in foster children and show them that we care and want to help them Child Abuse and Neglect An annual event would help provide needed items to foster children that their foster families cannot always readily provide Foster children are always in need of more supplies and clothes Our Plan 1 2 3 4 5 6 Research the effect of a lack of affection on children in foster care We decided that we wanted to donate pajamas because our on pajamas make us feel safe and they can watch movies in them We decided on one week during school to raise Coins for Kids from students in the school and their spare change If students donated one dollar on Friday they were allowed to wear pajamas to school for a spirit day to continue to raise awareness and demonstrate what the donations were for We bought pajamas and donated them to the Summit County Children s Services Evaluate success of project by number of participants money raised and number of pajamas purchased We partnered with several different organizations in our community to complete this project We started by contacting the Summit County Children s Services to ask which items we would be able to donate and what they could use the most Once we decided on pajamas we contacted the principal of Norton High School and chose the best week to raise money and hold the pajama spirit day After doing so we tried to find a sponsor or donator to match our funds raised but we were unable to do so In the end we just purchased pajamas with the amount of funds that we raised Next year we hope to find a partner or sponsor to match our funds or offer pajamas at a reduced cost so that we can increase our donation References Child Abuse and Neglect Training for Child Care Professionals Summit County Children Services http www summitkids org 8 April 2019 Foster Care Statistics 2016 Children s Bureau https www childwelfare gov pubPDFs foster pdf 8 April 2019 Needs List Cobys Family Services https cobys org supportus needs list 8 April 2019

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Bringing Opioid Awareness and Education to the Community henna Norton High School Tim Bergan Qayonna Blackmon Joseph Bartlett Introduction Opioid Use In the Community Ohio is among the top five states with the highest rates of opioid related overdose deaths Opioid overdose has been a reoccurring event The dangerous drug group has caused many overdoses Our goal is to bring awareness to the community about the growing drug epidemic by using facts and statistics to show the true damaging effects that drugs have caused in Ohio and in our communities We hope to make a positive change and be a positive influence on the classrooms of Copley Middle School We want to shine light on drug addiction and teach prevention and awareness One of the main reasons we decided to focus on this topic for our project is because it is a huge problem locally The Opioid Crisis is taking the lives of 115 people every day across America The Opioid Crisis has become such an issue that Medina County has created Project DAWN Deaths Avoided With Naloxone which is a distribution program that teaches people how to recognize signs and symptoms of overdose perform rescue breathing and administer Narcan an overdose reversal drug wadsworth k12 oh us Our Plan Step one Gather information on opioid use and addiction Step two Make a poster and presentation Step three Get permission to talk to The Copley Middle School health classes Step four Present to the middle school and ask questions based on opioids and the dangers they create The graph above shows the number of deaths from years 1999 2016 from various types of opiods Community Partners Objectives 1 2 3 4 Copley High School Norton High School Health Professions Affinity Community AmeriCorps and Baldwin Wallace University Learn about the effects and dangers of opioid use as well as means of prevention Be able to explain to others about the dangers of opioids Educate middle schoolers in order to raise awareness about opioid and other drug use Increase the level of education in the community about opioids References National Institute on Drug Abuse Ohio Opioid Summary NIDA 28 Feb 2018 www drugabuse gov drugs abuse opioids opioidsummaries by state ohio opioid summary Teaching Students Decision Making for Safe Healthy Living D A R E America dare org The graph above shows the number of opioid related deaths by gender for years 2002 to 2017 provisionally Both genders have unfortunately shown a steady increase How Do We Stop the Opioid Epidemic www poison org articles stopping the opioid epidemic 182

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See You Tomorrow Bringing Awareness and Support to Suicide Norton High School Athletic Health Science and Wellness Rhiannon Mathias Kylie Russell Cassie Tenney Introduction Sustainability Conclusion Suicide is one of the leading causes of death in the United States According to the Center for Disease Control suicide is a public health emergency In the past two decades suicide rates increased drastically in 49 states Suicide rates are also especially high in teenagers with the average age for suicide decreasing According to The American Foundation for Suicide Prevention one person in Ohio commits suicide every 5 minutes and 13 of 100 000 people will commit suicide in their lifetime Currently Ohio is ranked 33 for the highest rates of suicide per year While Ohio is in the lower half of the ranks this rank is increasing which means something needs to change This is a project that can be easily carried on throughout the years after we leave high school New students in HPAC in the upcoming years can continue acquiring quotes and posting them throughout the school Many people would gladly give a quote if they know it is going to help someone out during a difficult time We have also ensured that the steps to the project are clearly established for future students to use We hope this project proceeds throughout the year even after we graduate and we hope Norton High School becomes a happier place full of positivity and connectedness throughout the students Our Inspiration Objectives Our project See You Tomorrow began with realizing the importance of connectedness within our schools and communities in preventing suicide We decided that See You Tomorrow would be centered around promoting connectedness in hopes that it would help to improve students mental health and give them a sense of belonging We want to help students by creating a positive and uplifting environment within Norton High School We hope to show students that they are not alone To achieve this our group will be posting the positive quotes around Norton High School for students to read and feel encouraged By posting the positive quotes we hope to improve students mindsets so that they will seek connectedness with other students and prevent suicide in the process Our group wants to highlight how important mental health is and how important it is to reach out to one another We hope that our project See You Tomorrow is impactful for students in helping them to realize the importance of suicide awareness and prevention as well as the importance of connectedness within our school and our community With the recent suicides of the Perry High School students a big push was made to focus on suicide prevention The Perry High School suicides encouraged us to act to combat this community problem by increasing awareness When students hear the words Suicide Prevention most high school students are likely to turn their head and ignore it Rather than making a prevention project we decided to make students more aware of the issue One way to bring awareness and prevent suicide is to promote connectedness This is important to us because we see people daily in our schools that are not connected with anybody We see students that eat lunch by themselves we see students that sit in the back of the classrooms that do not talk to anybody we see students that never have partners in group assignments students that walk with their heads down in the hallway with their headphones on hoping no one talks to them we see students who have no will to keep trying We feel that it is our responsibility to try and help those students by not directly calling them out about how they feel With our project See You Tomorrow we hope to reach students that need the extra support without bringing them to the center of attention Bring suicide awareness to our school Improving mental health around our school Promoting connectedness among students Raise spirits in students Make our schools a happier place Community Partners Norton High School Mrs Colecchi Norton High School guidance counselor Four Cities Compact Health Professions Affinity Community o Baldwin Wallace University o University Hospitals AmeriCorps Suicide rates by ethnicity from the years of 2000 2016 Our Methods Our group began by researching disparities within our community and found that suicide is a major issue Our group then started researching suicide prevention to develop a strategy to combat suicide and bring awareness We discovered that there are seven wheel spokes to help prevent suicide and decided that we would put our focus on promoting connectedness To achieve connectedness we determined that we would ask students to write a positive quote that we can display on the bulletin boards around Norton High School We then took our idea to our counselors and they loved it Our group went over the announcements at Norton High School and explained what our project was about and asked for positive quotes from the students We then collected these quotes and plan to display a new quote weekly in hopes that the quotes will promote connectedness among our peers Sources American Foundation for Suicide Prevention AFSP 28 Mar 2019 www afsp org Suicide Among Youth Gateway to Health Communication CDC Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Centers for Disease Control and Prevention 15 Sept 2017 www cdc gov healthcommunication toolstemplates entertainmented tips SuicideYo uth html Robins Monica Suicide Rates Rising in Ohio and in the U S WKYC 11 June 2018 www wkyc com article news health suicide rates rising in ohio and in theus 95 563341599 Ohio Statistics Ohio Statistics Ohio Suicide Prevention Foundation www ohiospf org content php pageurl ohio_statistics Suicide rates by age for years 2000 2016 Suicide Statistics AFSP 12 Mar 2019 afsp org about suicide suicide statistics

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Calmly Coping With Anxiety Norton High School Valerie Samarigan Kylie Lewis Corinne Faith Shane Brown Introduction In schools throughout the United States depression and suicide prevention have been the major highlight in past years Even though depression and suicide are a rising problem there is another mental illness that should be highlighted The most common mental illnesses in the United States are Anxiety Disorders According to the Anxiety and Depression Association of America ADAA Anxiety affects forty million adults in the United States age eighteen and older or 18 1 percent of the population every year Additionally according to the studies done by the Center for Disease Control CDC Anxiety disorders are treatable yet only 36 9 percent of people that have anxiety are receiving proper treatment An individual who has an Anxiety Disorder can exhibit any of the following a feeling of nervousness or tenseness a sense of impending danger or panic an increased heart rate hyperventilation sweating trembling a feeling of weakness difficulty concentrating difficulty sleeping and even an urge to avoid things that trigger anxiety Community Partners This chart shows some of the common sources of stress a major factor that leads to worsening symptoms of an anxiety disorder Our Plan Distribute stress balls and pamphlets during all three lunch periods Make announcements about the stress balls and pamphlets that will be distributed during lunch Inform the student population at Norton High School of the signs symptoms effects and safe ways of coping with anxiety Conclusion To raise awareness about anxiety we knew that providing the student population at Norton High School with information on anxiety would have an important impact Throughout this project we each had the opportunity to educate ourselves on this topic and shine a light on it During this time our group ordered yellow stress balls The yellow is significant in this project because this is the color that symbolizes anxiety Our group spent a week handing out pamphlets and stress balls to the students at Norton High School Through all of this the students received information on the signs and symptoms and safe ways to cope with anxiety The infographic above shows what age groups have the highest rates of anxiety disorders It also discusses other demographic risk factors Norton High School Health Professions Affinity Community AmeriCorps and Baldwin Wallace University Mrs Bren Sheaffer Mr Ryan Shanor The infographic above shows that mental illness is sometimes established as early as 5 years old increasing the urgent need for awareness and treatment References Any Anxiety Disorder Among Adults National Institute of Mental Health U S Department of Health and Human Services 2005 www nimh nih gov health statistics prevalence any anxiety disorderamong adults shtml index shtml Facts Statistics Anxiety and Depression Association of America ADAA 2010 adaa org about adaa press room factsstatistics scrlybrkr 0f23db0a Facts and Statistics StressLESS anxietyandstresscmfps weebly com facts and statistics html Folk Jim Anxiety Disorder General Statistics Anxietycentre com www anxietycentre com anxiety statistics information shtml Mental Health Conditions Depression and Anxiety Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Centers for Disease Control and Prevention www cdc gov tobacco campaign tips diseases depressionanxiety html Psychosocial Intervention for Sports Injuries and Illnesses Principles of Athletic Training a Competency Based Approach by William E Prentice 15th ed McGraw Hill 2014 pp 302 303 Samarigan Valerie and Bren Sheaffer Anxiety In Teens 25 Mar 2019

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Cure Friedreich s Ataxia Norton High School Athletic Health Science Wellness Amber James Kennedy Perkins Madison Boley Introduction Our inspiration for this project came from our very own group member Amber James She was diagnosed with Friedreich s Ataxia FA at the age of twelve Friedreich s Ataxia is a genetic progressive neurodegenerative movement disorder This disease has led to difficulties in life with walking and activities She wanted to spread awareness about this disease because many people do not know that it exists This disease causes many disadvantages in her daily life such as not being able to drive or get certain jobs Many people do not know that they could have a gene for this disease or other rare genetic disorders so we wanted to not only talk about this disease but to inform many people about their genetics While many people won t have the gene for Friedrich s Ataxia awareness is important to further research and funding to fight the effects of this disease in those that have it Objectives Academic Objectives Learn about statistics and symptoms of this disease and how it affects people Be able to confidently explain to another person what FA is Learn the future treatments for people with FA Community Objectives Educate students about this degenerative disease Hand out bracelets at lunch to spread awareness Accept and collect donations to send to Friedrich s Ataxia Research Alliance More about Friedreich s Ataxia Most individuals affected by FA have many combinations of symptoms of FA which first present between the ages of five and eighteen years old Adult or late onset symptoms are less common for 25 of individuals diagnosed after the age of 18 Signs and Symptoms Loss of coordination in arms and legs Fatigue Muscle loss Vision impairment Hearing loss Slurred speech Aggressive scoliosis Diabetes Serious heart conditions We want to continue to spread awareness to our community about Friedreich s Ataxia as well as other genetic disorders It is possible to determine your carrier status for a gene of a certain disorder so that you can be prepared if you have kids in the future It is important to know about genetic disorders and the symptoms they cause because some recessive genetic diseases don t reveal symptoms until later in life such as muscular dystrophy With our project we are accepting donations that will be sent to FARA which is the Friedreich s Ataxia Research Alliance They are currently experimenting with new treatments to stop the progression so every penny will help make a difference The infographic on the left identifies common areas of the body that are targeted and affected by FA and the physical symptoms that result These symptoms are not present in all individuals with FA For example diabetes occurs in about ten to twenty percent of individuals with FA FARA Also mental capabilities of people with FA remain completely in tact Motor loss and loss of muscle strength can lead to full time use of a wheelchair Most young people with FA require mobility aids such as a cane walker or wheelchair by their teens or early twenties FARA Community Partners Our Plans and Future Steps 1 Complete our research on the disease Symptoms statistics treatments etc 2 Design create and order bracelets from an online vendor and estimate a final cost 3 Fill out a grant application to receive the bracelets which we will hand out at lunch 4 Pick a week to sit at lunch and hand out the bracelets 5 Make informational sheets about the disease to hand out along with the bracelets Future Goals Our group is pictured above We cannot wait to make a difference by spreading awareness Norton High School Barberton High School Mr Shanor Principal of Norton Mr Muren Principal of Barberton FARA AmeriCorps and Baldwin Wallace University Health Professions Affinity Community References FARA 2019 Frieriech s Ataxia Research Alliance http www curefa org

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How Drug Abuse Affects Crime Norton High School Marissa Snyder Haley Welch Bethany Morgan and Maddy Carano Introduction There is a close relationship between drug abuse and crime Drug abusers commit crimes to pay for their drugs and this inflicts damages to society Often criminals are under the influence of drugs while committing crimes According to research in the US in 2010 70 of male prisoners were drug abusers compared to 11 2 of the entire male population Alcohol has the highest relationship with aggressive crimes According to reports criminals who had abused drugs and alcohol committed 21 4 of aggressive crimes There was a direct relationship between the level of drug abuse and the type of drug and committed crimes Addicts often have difficulty finding jobs As a result they don t have an income to fulfill their needs This is why they sometimes turn to illegal activities such as smuggling drug dealing and theft Facts Drug defined offenses are violations of laws prohibiting or regulating the possession use distribution or manufacture of of illegal drugs Drug users most often commit crimes when looking for cocaine heroin marijuana morphine and amphetamines Drugs related crimes such as drug trafficking and drug production are often controlled by gangs and cartels Drugs affect the user s behavior by generating violence and other illegal activities In Summit County from January 1st June 30th about 649 overdoses were treated in local emergency rooms People aged 25 49 make up the highest percentage of drug and crime incidents at 64 Males made up 58 of drug related crimes in 2018 In 2018 Akron accounted for 60 of all overdoses in Summit County while suburban communities accounted for the remaining 40 In 2016 Summit County suffered 310 deaths due to drug related crimes and drug abuse Objectives Academic Objectives To learn more about how drugs affect the people around us and the community Community Objectives To inform people about the consequences of committing crimes that involve drugs Safety Objectives To raise awareness about the effects of drugs on crime and how truly dangerous and harmful drugs can be Community Partners Norton High School Four Cities Compact Summa Hospital CHC Addiction services interviewer Wadsworth Fire Department interviewer Our Plan We will be creating a video of us interviewing different people that have involvement in this issue We will then have a pre and post survey for viewers to complete We will calculate the results to determine how much the people learn from our video This will allow us to inform people about these drug related crime issues while also showing a different perspective on this problem References Marijuana Use and Later Problems When Frequency of Recent Use Explains Age of Initiation Effects and When It Does Not Taylor Francis 3 July 2009 www tandfonline com doi full 10 1081 JA 200049356 Adolescent Use of Illicit Drugs Other than Marijuana How Important Is Social Bonding and for Which Ethnic Groups Taylor Francis 2019 www tandfonline com doi abs 10 3109 10826089909035649 NSDUHNational Survey on Drug Use and Health National Survey on Drug Use and Health CBHSQ 28 Mar 2019 www samhsa gov data data we collect nsduh national surveydrug use and health

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Know Your Nutrition Promoting a Healthy Lifestyle in Children Norton High School Jayce Harrison Dane Nixon Allison Spears and Jenna Stanley Introduction Our Plan Impact of Nutrition on Your Health Approximately 17 or 12 5 million of children ages 2 19 are obese Unhealthy eating habits and lack of exercise have contributed to the obesity epidemic in the United States Our goal is to inform our community on the benefits of a healthy lifestyle and diet We will educate middle school students on proper nutrition for before and after workouts We believe it is important to share this information with students to promote good health and positive lifestyle habits We are bringing in a certified dietitian to share a PowerPoint presentation along with us about healthy lifestyle habits Combined with physical activity a proper diet can help you reach and maintain a healthy weight reduce your risk of chronic diseases and promote your overall health We invited a licensed dietician Angela DiSabato to present to Norton Middle School students with us We are speaking to 8th graders about proper diet and healthy lifestyle choices that should be made at their age Our goal is to educate and inform them about the downfalls and benefits of the nutritional choices they make everyday Angela DiSabato will be presenting a PowerPoint to help relay this information to the students We chose to present to middle school students because it is an important time in their life regarding nutrition The choices they make now will carry on into adulthood That is why it is crucial they make proper decisions regarding diet and get an adequate amount of exercise We will be going into an 8th grade health class along with Ms DiSabato to present this information Even for people who maintain an active lifestyle poor diet is associated with major health risks that can cause illness and lead to death Dietary habits developed in childhood often carry into adulthood therefore it is important to target middle school students Obese children develop associated health problems during the middle school age including high blood pressure high cholesterol levels and respiratory problems Obesity can also cause problems relating to self esteem depression and anxiety By making a point to eat healthy you supply your body with all the nutrients it needs to stay healthy active and strong Even if you are not looking to lose weight regular exercise can improve cardiovascular health boost your immune system and increase energy Obesity in children greatly increases their risk for remaining obese into adulthood As a result that raises their risk for heart disease stroke cancer diabetes and premature death as adults A proper lifestyle is important in preventing Type II diabetes in childhood This illness is diagnosed far more in American children than in adults Teaching children to choose healthy foods in preference to junk foods has become increasingly important as they get older and gain their independent Objective 1 Describe how eating healthy is important especially in youth 2 Inform kids of healthy habits and practices 3 Prevent the continuing rise of obesity 4 Outline the importance of the proper balance between diet and exercise 5 Educate kids about the benefits of living a healthy lifestyle Community Partners Norton High School Norton Middle School Joyce Gerber Middle School Principal Four Cities Compact Barberton High School Norton high School Wadsworth High School Copley High School Angela DiSabato licensed Dietician References MyPlate http www choosemyplate gov President s Council on Sports Fitness Nutrition 2017 U S Department of Health Human Services Retrieved from https www hhs gov fitness eathealthy importance of good nutrition index html

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Mindfulness Over Stress Norton High School Athletic Health science Wellness Noah Davis Marie Hart and Kaitlyn Miller Introduction and Inspiration Stress In Schools Stress levels have increased by the rate of 49 with over 44 of Americans reporting to be stressed over the past 5 years Every year 110 million people die of a stress related cause Stress affects the body s thoughts feelings and behavior Almost 40 of parents say their high schooler is experiencing significant stress from school according to an NPR poll conducted with the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and the Harvard School of Public Health There is not one concrete definition of stress Though many people believe the definition of a stressor to be anything that causes distress this is false Some stress is positive and can boost productivity The stress this project focuses on stress in schools is not an example of this positive stress Unfortunately many people make the mistake of thinking that the significant stress that students in school experience is a natural and healthy way to gain mental toughness Our group has researched to show the negative effects A high school senior named Nora Huyung was devastated when she got a 4 0 GPA on her report card and the stress from a grade that would normally be seen as fantastic has caused her headaches It breaks my heart to see her upset for doing so awesome and going above and beyond Nora s mother The definition that Stress org gives Physical mental emotional strain or tension or When a person perceives that the demands exceed the personal and social resources the person is able to mobilize People have very different ideas with respect to their definition of stress Probably the most common is physical me Our group has decided that a good way to reduce stress in school is to do activities that require focusing and relaxation Those two activities are yoga and coloring The reason our group decided to combat stress is because it hits very close to home Everyone knows what it feels like to bear the exhausting weight of stress but we feel that in high school there are certain times where that dreadful feeling amplifies into the danger that is over stressing Objectives Reduce stress using yoga by playing an instructional video and doing it alongside participants Create a second option where if the people present do not want to do yoga or only do it half of the time they can take a page from a coloring book and relieve stress through coloring Ask people who are okay with taking a general survey about their experiences with the coloring and yoga to fill out an online survey with Google Classroom Based on the answers in the survey our goal is to have at least 60 of participants report that the activities would provide stress relief for students Norton High School Staff Norton Students Health Professions Affinity Community Amazon Adriene Mishler AmeriCorps and Baldwin Wallace University The infographic above explains and provides visuals describing the many common symptoms and side effects of stress References Our Plan Neighmond Patti School Stress Takes A Toll On Health Teens And Parents Say NPR NPR 2 Dec 2013 www npr org sections healthshots 2013 12 02 246599742 school stress takes a toll on healthteens and parents say The American Institute of Stress The American Institute of Stress www stress org CDC Features Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Centers for Disease Control and Prevention 10 Dec 2018 www cdc gov features copingwithstress index html Monitor on Psychology American Psychological Association The Science of STRESS SLMA 20 Feb 2017 To lower the amount of stress in schools by informing people about stress and how to relieve stress with stress relief exercises Coloring books will be provided to students to relieve stress during panther time free time in our school day Yoga will be going on in a different room during panther time We will take attendance to gauge participation Community Partners Above models are pictured participating in the two stress relief activities that we offered

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Nicotine in Teens Norton High School Athletic Health Science Wellness Jess Ryan Emily Cingle Jake Bush Trevor Smith Shelby Mayes Jarelle Hutcherson Our Inspiration Objectives Future Goals Our group decided to address teens addiction to nicotine because we see it as our biggest problem in our community In 2015 5 9 of high school students were exclusive e cigarette users while 25 3 currently used any tobacco product Truth Initiative 2018 Vaping and the use of ecigarettes is a big problem in the community in teenagers especially Every member in our group has witnessed a person underage smoking or using a nicotine product We all know the severity of smoking tobacco nicotine as we all learned about it in our past health classes We have also seen advertisements making people aware of the symptoms and problems that can occur from smoking However our group thought that presenting to younger kids could help our community specifically We believe that being our age we can effect more kids and help them to realize that smoking is not a good or cool thing to do Our group focused more on the aspect of informing the students and we are excited to see what we can accomplish with this Go to Wadsworth Middle School to present The future goals of our project are to continue to educate teens and preteens about the dangers of nicotine to prevent nicotine addiction among youth It is becoming an epidemic within middle schoolers high schoolers and many teens These addictions may lead to worse addictions in adulthood to drugs such as heroin THC or cocaine Our goal is to prevent this from happening If we can keep kids from getting addicted now and getting an addictive personality this can lead to a lower percentage of other addictions This is our future goal along with continuing to educate students about prevention of addiction not only to nicotine but other things as well Overall we are trying to keep kids in our community healthy to the students about Nicotine addiction Inform students in our community about the dangers of nicotine Gather survey information regarding how many students in our community participated in our activity Click to add text The pie chart above examines and displays the prevalence of the use of tobacco products by high school males We were saddened by the high numbers reported Our Plan As a group we wanted to grab the attention of young teens because the use of nicotine in teenagers has increased and we are concerned about the health outcomes that will ensue We informed the students at Wadsworth Middle School on the effects and health issues that are associated with smoking and the use of vaping and e cigarettes Community Partners HPAC Baldwin Wallace University and AmeriCorps Wadsworth Middle School Wadsworth High School Norton High School Rylon Printing References Effects The Real Cost therealcost betobaccofree hhs gov effects html Have a Teen Get the Facts about Juuling HealthyU 13 June 2018 Above is a juul These new tobacco use products have become very popular in high schools across the country making the urgency for our project evident blog erlanger org 2018 06 06 have a teen get the facts about juuling Nicotine Withdrawal Tips to Getting Through It WebMD WebMD www webmd com smokingcessation nicotine withdrawal tips scrlybrkr bfd9e582 1 Tobacco Nicotine E Cigarettes NIDA for Teens 1 Dec 2018 teens drugabuse gov drugfacts tobacco nicotine e cigarettes Top Tips for Quitting Smoking American Lung Association www lung org stop smoking i want toquit top tips for quitting smoking html

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Drive Poverty Out Norton Athletic Health Science and Wellness Courtney Davis Holly Zimmerman Gretchen Kovein Madison Couts Introduction Statistics Academic Objectives Learn more about how hygiene care is affected In Summit County Ohio we found that there has been a slow decline in employment rates When employment rates decrease poverty levels increase creating a cause and effect cycle Summit county s average poverty level is at 13 9 and the number of residents in the area have also been declining DataUSA Poverty affects people in different ways but a common outcome is being unable to maintain proper hygiene By not having access to the needed supplies for the right hygiene families are more susceptible to infections and illnesses Sorsha Roberts This brought our group to the idea and subsequent creation of our hygiene product drive by poverty Incorporate our knowledge of proper hygiene with those who don t always have the access to supplies Community Objectives Spread awareness about the increase of people experiencing poverty Get young students involved in helping others Collect donations from different groups in our community Involve Wadsworth Middle School and local churches Our Plan To help the public fight the effects of poverty we devised a hygiene drive at our middle school in Wadsworth and placed two donation drop boxes at our churches to collect donations However before we could gain any donations we needed a shelter that would benefit from our project We contacted Access Akron The shelter was thrilled that we were going to be bringing in donations which then motivated and encouraged us to follow through and make a plan At the middle school Mr Jackson the principle helped us to narrow our ideas for items into a flyer with a daily list for the students Each day Monday through Thursday was dedicated to a different area of needed supplies We then distributed the flyers through the middle school to promote our cause The hygiene drive is very similar to how our schools conduct annual food drives the only difference is the items donated The week before Wadsworth City Schools went on spring break we launched the drive and we were able to collect 600 donations After all the items were collected we delivered all the donations Items donated Diapers Baby wipes Bottles or sippy cups Tooth brushes and tooth paste Dental floss Shampoo and conditioner Body soap Disinfecting wipes and spray Toilet paper Books for young children and kids toys Objectives Conclusion Leave blank for student photos All the donated items were taken to Access Akron and made accessible to anyone seeking aid From the drive at the middle school and our churches we received over six hundred donations On April 27th when we donated Stephanie Zelasko the development coordinator arranged for us to get a tour of the facility and to see more of where the items would be going and who d benefit which was a great learning experience Community Partners Wadsworth Middle School Prince of Peace Church FBC Church Access Akron Health Professions Affinity Community AmeriCorps and Balwin Wallace University Works Cited ACCESS Shelter Housing Access Shelter Housing www accessshelter org Roberts Sorsha Key Facts Poverty and Poor Health Health Poverty Action Health Poverty Action Key Facts Poverty and Poor Health Comments 2018 www healthpovertyaction org news events keyfacts poverty and poor health Summit County OH Data USA datausa io profile geo summit countyoh

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Fun Fitness on the County Line Trail County Line Trail App Annual Races Norwayne High School HPAC Project Mission Community Partners The mission of our project is to increase physical activity in people of all ages and promote an active lifestyle through the development and launch of the County Line Trail App Project The County Line Trail is a 6 8 mile trail that runs from Creston to Rittman The Problem Obesity Inactivity 1 in 3 children are considered obese according to the CDC This data is staggering and unfortunately is representative of children in Wayne County Specifically in Wayne County 18 of children are considered obese leading them down a path of physical and emotional ailments The statistics are sadly similar for Wayne County adults The Solution County Line Trail App Annual Community Fitness Races To address this issue we developed an app to draw people of all ages and interests to using the County Line Trail The app features three primary components including Fitness History and Nature Wildlife The app and it s content were developed with assistance from a committee of 30 community members Our group also hosted an after school Running Clinic for over 50 students and community members of all ages which included after school fitness activities and health and wellness speakers To launch the interactive app to the community we carried out a 5K and color run in 2016 Each year after we have continued the race project and we diligently make improvements to increase the impact of the event like adding a 10k or adjusting the schedule for better flow The magnitude of our project required partnerships with community members and organizations from inception to implementation such as 1 Romich Foundation funded the app development with a grant 2 Over 45 Community Sponsors who contributed to the project and app launch financially 3 App Developers Yash Lohia and David Joyal 4 Teachers Historians Wildlife Specialists Physical Therapists Graphic Designers students and local political leaders who helped provide and develop content information and connections used in many components of the app 5 Police and Fire Officials from over 4 departments who helped monitor safety at the 2019 County Line Trail 5K 10K and Rainbow Run 6 Over 120 Community Volunteers who helped make the 2019 County Line Trail 5K 10K and Rainbow Run a success Project Impact Working together our project components have had a dramatic positive influence on the health and wellness of our region and increased community engagement along the County Line Trail The project has had a positive impact and will continue to engage our community for years to come The annual races help to promote the County Line Trail to the community and display the benefits and exciting components of the County Line Trail App Pre Event County Line Trail Engagement First time 15 Returning 85 Of those surveyed 100 plan to return to the County Line Trail after their experience on the trail Return Participants from County Line Trail Events First time 2019 50 Attended 2018 50 Of those surveyed 100 plan to return to the 2020 County Line Trail event Over 300 participants registered and participated in the races on April 27 2019 References 1 Childhood Obesity Facts Centers for Disease Control and Prevention December 11 2014 Web April 17 2015 2 Review of Published Data Akron General Health System October 2010 Web April 17 2015 Over 50 individuals of all ages participated in our free after school Couch to 5K fitness program Each session included a run and health wellness activity

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The I AM HER Project Uplifting and Empowering Young Women of Color Delanna Starks Project Description The I AM HER Project is an HPAC initiative created to uplift and empower young women of color This program was started in order to address the fact that there are many young girls with grand aspirations that lack the proper guidance and support needed to accomplish them In addition there is an abundance of negative distractions for young women of color With this project the goal is to see an eventual decrease in the numbers of teen pregnancy STDs dropouts and deaths in poverty stricken areas such as Cleveland Ohio By meeting with school aged girls to discuss self confidence and the skills needed to be successful I am able to create a judgement free environment and a platform for self expression Being that I work with both elementary and high school students the goal is to make all participants aware of the struggles that many women face on the road to success whilst educating them on the many harmful mindsets and institutionalized challenges that heavily impact their communities Research National Statistics The poverty rate for Latina women 27 9 percent are close to triple those of white women 10 8 percent 60 6 percent of Indian women over the age of 15 are illiterate The percentage of minority women involved in criminal and gang related activity has increased from 17 4 to 22 8 since 2013 64 of young African American women are likely to attend college at some point but only 44 7 of them are expected to graduate with a 4 year degree Goals Teach the history of the struggle of minority women Hold a symposium event for girls to showcase their findings about minority women and their intended careers Develop community relationships and connections through sponsors Implement after school programming for elementary participants Expand to Columbus City Schools Community Partners Scranton Elementary School In Our Community 39 2 of women in Cleveland Ohio are living below the poverty line roughly 83 6 of those women are considered a minority woman of color A survey conducted by my group showed that a number of female students lack self confidence and have low self esteem Site where K 8 students participate in the program according to grade level Young Scholars Program Presents to 6 8 participants about a scholarship opportunity at The Ohio State University Faculty at CSSM Provides a location for biweekly sessions to be held Olive Garden Middleburg Heights Provides catering for larger events Novel Foundation Works with I Am Her participants to create custom jewelry that expresses their emotions Future Plans Achievements Received Best Community Service Project at the 2017 Cleveland School of Science and Medicine Senior Symposium Received HPAC Community Service Award at HPAC Scholars Day 2018 Hosted a city wide event for young women to hear from various professionals about the challenges they face due to the intersection of gender and race I realized that my people had a lack of resources so I became their resource Delanna Starks Teach members how to properly present themselves in writing over the phone and in person Expand and become a registered organization company Present members with statistics and stories about the successes of minority women Work with K 8 students to develop problem solving skills and confidence Extend program beyond school settings References Status of Women in The States 2017 U S Census Bureau 2016 American Community Survey 1year estimates Retrieved from Census Reporter Profile page for Cleveland OH The Color of Leadership Barriers Bias and Race 2016 https www aauw org 2016 04 19 color of leadership

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Ready for Our Future Paul Dunbar Middle School Se Lest Banks and Elijah Mathis WHAT S NEXT OVERVIEW Students learned how to critically evaluate schools Students gained a better understanding of how to interpret The purpose of this project was to empower students to make more informed decisions about their choice of high school Students were challenged to think about their career goals and which factors they believed were important to help ensure their success in high school the data Students were empowered to question challenge information given to them Students became more knowledgeable about high school graduation requirements FACTORS WE CONSIDERED Student Test Performance state test results Student Improvement Rate student growth rate College Going Rate Attendance Rates Ohio School Report Card School Overview Grade Achievement Grade state test results Progress Grade how students grow improve Graduation Rate COMPARISON OF SCHOOLS MAX S HAYES HIGH SCHOOL Student Test Performance state test results F Student Improvement Rate student growth rate F College Going Rate 19 1 Attendance Rates 89 9 Ohio School Report Card F Graduation Rate F 78 State is 84 1 GLENVILLE HIGH SCHOOL Student Test Performance state test results F Student Improvement Rate student growth rate A College Going Rate 28 8 Attendance Rates 89 4 Ohio School Report Card D Graduation Rate F 64 8 State is 84 1 CLEVELAND EARLY COLLEGE HIGH SCHOOL Student Test Performance state test results B Student Improvement Rate student growth rate A College Going Rate 92 2 Attendance Rates 96 4 Ohio School Report Card A Graduation Rate A 100 State is 84 1 NEW TECH WEST Student Test Performance state test results F Student Improvement Rate student growth rate C College Going Rate 42 6 Attendance Rates 91 3 Ohio School Report Card D Graduation Rate F 70 4 State is 84 1 WHAT WE LEARNED Due to research students conducted and the data they comprised they were able to Realize which schools are career based and project based schools Identify possible career options Predict their future performance at the high schools Look at possible programs at high schools that aligned with their career goals Evaluate and make informed choices about their high school options Challenge the facts as presented by making inquiries about the basis of the information High School Graduation Requirements 22 0 Credit Hours 18 0 Points on the Ohio State Tests End of Course Examinations You can receive a score from 1 to 5 points Minimum 4 0 points in Math Algebra I Geometry Minimum 4 0 points in English English I English II Minimum 6 0 points in Social Studies Science Biology American History American Government OR AS AN ALTERNATIVE TO THE OHIO STATE TESTS ACT 22 or Higher in English 22 or Higher in Math SAT 480 or Higher in English 530 or Higher in Math The skills gained from this experience equipped students with the tools needed to make informed decisions for high school colleges and other training opportunities SPECIAL THANKS PHOTO Dean Shirley Mel Reyes Moret Paul Dunbar Middle School Chenoa Miller AmeriCorps HPAC Leader Cleveland Police Foundation Intern Gerard McClain Volunteer Cleveland Police Foundation Angela Thi Bennett Director Cleveland Police Foundation SOURCES https mycleschool org https www lutheranhighschooleast com https www ignatius edu https www sehs net

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Mental Health and Suicide Prevention Portage Lakes Career Center Eimile Schreckengost Hannah Robinson Jorden McMasters Mental Health Springfield Jr Sr High School Mental Health includes our emotional psychological and social well being Teen depression is a serious mental health problem that causes a persistent feeling of sadness and loss of interest in activities It affects how teenagers think feel and behave and it can cause emotional functional and physical problems Although depression can occur anytime in life symptoms may be different between teens and adults SAVE Statistics Fifty percent of all lifetime cases of mental illness begin by age 14 and seventy five percent by age 24 Nearly fifty percent of youth aged 8 15 did not receive mental health services in the previous year Ninety percent of those who died by suicide had an underlying mental illness Suicide is the third leading cause of death in youth ages 10 24 Altogether suicide is the tenth leading cause of death in the United States Issues such as peer pressure and academic expectations can bring many ups and downs for teens but for some teens the lows are more than temporary feelings they re a symptom of depression Teen depression isn t a weakness or something that can be overcome with willpower it can have serious consequences and requires long term treatment For most teens depression symptoms ease with treatment such as medication and psychological counseling We decided to educate our peers to help students identify symptoms of depression Project and Evaluation For our project we are going to present to Springfield High School students We are focusing on incoming freshmen and current freshmen at this school Our group put together a presentation to explain what mental health consists of what parts of the brain it focuses on how to better mental health in each person and how to prevent suicide from occurring To keep track of how well our project went we are keeping attendance of the presentation as well as giving all the students a 5 question test Statistics Warning Signs Nationwide representation of days absent and reasons for absences Warning Signs Feeling very sad or withdrawn for more than 2 weeks e g crying regularly feeling fatigued feeling unmotivated Trying to harm or kill oneself or making plans to do so Out of control risk taking behaviors that cause harm to self or others Sudden overwhelming fear for no reason sometimes with a racing heart physical discomfort or fast breathing Not eating throwing up or using laxatives to lose weight significant weight loss or gain Severe mood swings that cause problems in relationships Repeated use of drugs or alcohol Drastic changes in behavior personality or sleep habits e g waking up early and acting agitated Extreme difficulty in concentrating or staying still that can lead to failure in school Intense worries or fears that get in the way of daily activities like hanging out with friends or going to class References Suicide Statistics AFSP American Foundation for Suicide Prevention 2017 afsp org aboutsuicide suicide statistics Suicide Statistics and Facts SAVE SAVE Suicide Awareness Voices of Education 2019 save org about suicide suicide facts Mental Health by the Numbers Nami org 2019 www nami org learn more mental healthby the numbers What Is Mental Health https www mentalhealth gov basics what is mental health

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School Safety First Aid Buckets Portage Lakes Career Center Pre Nursing Ella Hettich Gabby Newell Madison Kotsalieff Mekenzie Sears Introduction School Shootings Per Year 1970 2018 Our HPAC group is doing school safety and emergency readiness Violence has always been a problem in our world but our generation has been affected by an increase in school shootings This causes anxiety to our group members and students all over America There have been 254 school shootings in America since 2013 defining school shootings as public reports that a gun was fired inside a school building or on school grounds Campus Safety Magazine We notice many schools do not have materials needed to be prepared for a school lock down or shooting to happen Beginning with Columbine in 1999 more than 187 000 students attending at least 193 primary schools or secondary schools have experienced a shooting on campus during school hours Berkowitz Bonnie 2019 Our Project Description and Impact We made 37 first aid buckets for each classroom lab at Portage Lakes Career Center We presented our project to teachers and administrators at PLCC who funded additional buckets to be placed around the school In case the students get stuck in the classroom for a long time we also have bottled water and granola bars for each lab We chose buckets to hold our materials is if a student has to go to the bathroom in the middle of a lock down they can fulfill their needs The reason we chose Portage Lakes Career Center is because we have noticed the classroom labs do not have supplies needed in case of an emergency We re presenting our project to the board members of Manchester Springfield Coventry and Green to expand our impact and promote safety Why Safety Buckets We created the idea of an emergency bucket due to the lack of supplies of first aid equipment needed in a situation where the school feels threatened The reason for supplying each classroom and lab is because there are hardly any resources to be used if any individual got injured and needed emergency medical attention Our buckets would provide material needed in any situation Since the Florida shooting happened last year 2018 there is on average 50 threats a day at schools all around the world Violent incidents or threats have occured in 48 out of the 50 states Mccallister Doreen 2018 This graph shows the amount of school shootings from 1970 to 2018 There was 94 incidents during the entire year of 2018 What Is In Our Buckets Bandages Disposable Gloves Alcohol Pads Gauze Pads Adhesive Tape Tampons Pads ACE bandages A Hammer Duct Tape Small hand sanitizer Toilet deodorant Sanitation bags Glowsticks Toilet paper Granola bars Water Moist towelettes Tissues Whistle Radio Emergency blanket Tarp Batteries Flashlight Purell Toilet seat Community Partners Our community partner is the Market District Giant Eagle at 1700 Corporate Woods Pkwy Uniontown OH 44685 They helped our project by providing five cases of water bottles and ten boxes of granola bars Lowes generously donated 10 hammers and 10 big rolls of duct tape Gojo s organization donated little pocket hand sanitizer Our school Portage Lakes Career Center has also donated thirty seven five gallon buckets for our materials to go into Lastly we have HPAC helping us with our project by helping us be more professional during the process They are also helping us make and provide the poster board to go with our project HPAC has also provided us with the materials we need in each bucket References Staff CS The K 12 School Shooting Statistics Everyone Should Know Campus Safety Magazine Campus Safety 23 Jan 2019 www campussafetymagazine com safety k 12 schoolshooting statistics everyone should know Berkowitz Bonnie et al The Terrible Numbers That Grow with Each Mass Shooting Www washingtonpost com Washington Post 15 Feb 2019 www washingtonpost com graphics 2018 national mass shootings inamerica utm_term d14cb4568cc4 McCallister Doreen Threats Against Schools Increase Since Florida Shooting NPR NPR 22 Feb 2018 www npr org sections thetwo way 2018 02 22 587832544 threats against schoolsincrease since florida shooting

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TEENS AGAINST DRUGS Portage Lakes Career Center Kylie Scholl and Samantha Agner Why Did We Choose This Topic Data Evaluation We chose to address the issue of teen drug abuse because we think that it is a problem in our society We feel that young teens should be educated about how drug use may impact them Roughly 21 29 of the patients that are prescribed opioids for chronic pain become reliant An estimated 4 6 of those who misuse opioids transition to heroin National Institute on Drug Abuse Quarterly rate of suspected opioid overdose by U S region July 2016 September 2017 We will evaluate the completed quizzes the following day to see what the students learned from our presentation Our goal is to have a 75 or above success rate We chose to go to a high school because a lot of students do not realize that prescription pain medications are addictive or people that misuse them are at a higher risk at addiction to them National Institute on Drug Abuse for Teens Opioid Crisis History In the late 1990s pharmaceutical companies reassured the medical industry that opioids were non addictive As a result the rate of opioid prescriptions increased leading to the widespread misuse of both non prescription and prescription opioids It later became clear that opioids were highly addictive Acknowledgements The graph above shows that the Midwest is among the highest numbers of opioid overdoses Portage Lakes Career Center Coventry High School Health Professions Affinity Community Baldwin Wallace University Prescription Pain Medications Prescription pain medications are biologically endorphins which reduce your body s perception of pain The illegal drug heroin has a similar chemical makeup In nature opioids are found in the seed pod of the opium poppy plant Opioids can be made naturally made from the plant semi synthetic modified in a lab from the plant or fully synthetic made fully in a lab or by people National Institute on Drug Abuse for Teens Community Outreach To address the issue of opioid misuse and addiction we will be going to Coventry High School to present our research to students in a health class We hope to test what they learned from our PowerPoint presentation with a Jeopardy game They have the chance to win a wristband that says YOU CAN SAY NO if they answer a question correctly We will be splitting the class into groups for the game They will also have a brief educational quiz to complete at the end of class to solidify what they learned References National Institute on Drug Abuse Opioid Overdose Crisis NIDA 22 Jan 2019 www drugabuse gov drugs abuse opioids opioid overdose crisis Public Affairs What Is the U S Opioid Epidemic HHS gov Https Plus google com HHS www hhs gov opioids about the epidemic index html Eight Questions From Teens About Drugs and Alcohol NIDA for Teens teens drugabuse gov blog post eight questions teens about drugs and alcohol Melemis Steven Opioids Opiates Addiction Withdrawal Crisis Recovery Facts I Want to Change My Life www addictionsandrecovery org opioid opiaterecovery htm Opioid Epidemic in America Resources and Helplines cahsonline uc edu mastershealth administration stopping the opioid epidemic in america resources andhelplines Effects on the Family DRUGS ie Drug and Alcohol Information Ireland www drugs ie drugs_info for_parents_carers effects_on_the_family Felman Adam Addiction Symptoms Effects and What to Look For Medical News Today MediLexicon International www medicalnewstoday com articles 323459 php

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Teens Against Human Trafficking Portage Lakes Career Center Kayla Kuhn Kendell Viningre McKenzie Penix Dezaraie Holstein Our Project Statistics On April 16 2019 we went to Springfield High School to talk to the sophomore health class about human trafficking We educated them about the risk factors how to identify potential victims and what they can do to prevent human trafficking We chose to talk to sophomores because they are starting to drive and need to be informed about how to stay safe when traveling alone and they also need to be aware of the signs of human trafficking We will evaluate knowledge gained and our success through a content based quiz by giving a multiple choice test before and after the presentation Hopefully the scores improve after and show that our presentation was effective 1 of 3 missing persons will be approached by a pimp or trafficker within 48 hours In 2017 Polaris worked on 8 759 cases of human trafficking reported to the Polarisoperated National Human Trafficking Hotline and BeFree Textline These cases involved 10 615 individual victims nearly 5 000 potential traffickers and 1 698 trafficking businesses Human trafficking is the second largest criminal enterprise in the world with an estimated value of more than 150 billion Ohio has the fourth largest number of reported human trafficking cases In 2016 less than 2 of victims were rescued Total Calls 6 660 Total Cases 1 093 Objectives Address the problem by spreading awareness Educate students on what to do in case of an emergency human trafficking situation Inform students on ways they can help to prevent human trafficking Inform students on ways to protect themselves from trafficking Make students aware of where to report potential human trafficking cases Warning Signs Appearing malnourished Showing signs of physical injuries and abuse Lacking official identification documents Lacking personal possessions Working excessively long hours Untreated sexually transmitted diseases Not allowed to go into public alone or speak for themselves Traffickers exploit others for the profit gained from forced labor and commercial sex They lure and ensnare people into forced labor and sex trafficking by manipulating and exploiting their vulnerabilities Human traffickers prey on people who are hoping for a better life lack employment opportunities have an unstable home life or have a history of sexual or physical abuse Traffickers promise a high paying job a loving relationship or new and exciting opportunities and then use physical and psychological violence to control them Traffickers can be lone individuals or part of extensive criminal networks with the common thread of exploiting people for profit Acknowledgements Portage Lakes Career Center Springfield High School Ms Burnell Health Professions Affinity Community Baldwin Wallace University During our presentation we shared resources such as the hotline above that students should contact if they believe they may have witnessed or experienced a human trafficking situation Reporting Human Trafficking If you or someone you know is in immediate danger please call 911 Call the National Human Trafficking Hotline toll free hotline at 1 888 3737888 Anti Trafficking Hotline Advocates are available 24 7 to take reports of potential human trafficking Text the National Human Trafficking Hotline at 233733 References Department of Homeland Security 2018 October 17 What Is Human Trafficking Retrieved from https www dhs gov blue campaign what humantrafficking Polaris n d National Human Trafficking Hotline Retrieved from https humantraffickinghotline org

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STI Prevention Recognition Portage Lakes Career Center Pre Nursing Ashley Martinez Kalauna Sayapheth Stephani Shiplett Our Vision Our group has created a website and app for anyone to access with comfort and privacy which educates visitors about STI symptoms local clinics and what they offer Our website and app are called SAK and serve the purpose of someone being able to search the website or download the app to get the information they need without raising question from anyone else about what why they are searching STI s We understand that someone may be embarrassed uncomfortable shameful upset among many things when it comes to having an STI or symptoms related Therefore it is our goal to give you ease and comfort when searching for help Most teens do not have insurance a job or want their parents knowing about their situation We offered information on multiple local clinics across Ohio including what they will offer you regardless of if little to no insurance is present as well as what they will treat you for Statistics Sexually Transmitted Infections A sexually transmitted infection is an infection passed from one person to another through sexual contact There are many different types of STI s with many different symptoms If you are experiencing genital itching or pain discolored unusual smelling discharge sores or pain with intercourse you may have an STI Some of the most common types of infections include Genital herpes Chlamydia Gonorrhea Syphilis and HIV AIDS According to VeryWellhealth if these infections are left untreated it can lead to a pelvic inflammatory disease or even infertility in both men and women Center for Disease Control and Prevention CDC estimates that nearly 20 million new STIs occur every year in the U S half of those among young people aged 15 24 80 of sexually active people will have an HPV infection at some point in their lifetime STIs cause 24 000 women to become infertile each year In 2015 rates of the three most common reportable STIs chlamydia gonorrhea and syphilis reached a record high level One in two sexually active people will contract an STI by 25 According to CDC 1 1 million people in the U S are living with HIV and 1 in 7 of them don t know they have it 850 000 people are living with Hepatitis B in the U S although other studies have estimated this number to be as high as 2 2 million 3 million people living with Hepatitis C What to Do You are the person who knows your body better than anyone else If you feel that something is not right or abnormal do not be afraid to get checked Medical professionals are there to help you not to judge you If you are unsure about what to do go to our website or our app and see Above is a picture of the welcome page of our website References Statistics n d Retrieved from http www ashasexualhealth org Stdsstis statistics Mayo Clinic Mayo Clinic Mayo Foundation for Medical Education and Research www mayoclinic org Boskey Elizabeth and Susan Olender What s the Worst That Could Happen If I Don t Get Tested for STDs Verywell Health Verywellhealth 29 Sept 2018 www verywellhealth com what could happen if i dont get tested for stds 3132741 Parenthood Planned Official Site Planned Parenthood www plannedparenthood org Acknowledgements Portage Lakes Career Center Health Professions Affinity Community Baldwin Wallace University

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Drugs and How They Affect Teens Portage Lakes Career Center Katie Merriman Naomi Thomas Kaycee Stout Kellsey Hambel Drugs and How they Affect Teens Our HPAC project is focused around how drugs are affecting the youth of society today It s extremely important to prevent drug use in teens and young adults the prefrontal cortex of the human brain doesn t fully develop until around 25 years and this is the part of the brain that controls impulse control and reasoning intext citation Drugs hinder the ability to make clear decisions mixing drugs and underdeveloped brains can lead to many issues and we wanted to inform students about what drugs are doing to their bodies PLCC Presentation Statistics According to The Recovery Village 35 1 of 12th graders have smoked pot in the past year and 81 of 12th graders say it would be easy to get marijuana Approximately 2 5 of seniors are caught up in cocaine use in the United States This may seem small but it amounts to more than a million teens doing drugs that could kill them High school deaths are reported each year for nearly every drug on that list How We Evaluated the Success What We Did Our group made a slideshow presentation about the different drug types and how they can affect your body We went to one of the academic classes at the PLCC to present a slideshow on the effect drugs have on teens directly after being involved and the future risks After educating the class we evaluated what they had retained by creating a Kahoot game with questions focused on what the drugs are doing to their body We will evaluate our success by giving students quizzes to see what they learned We will also ask the students to play a game of Kahoot and evaluate their scores References Brain Development Teen Behavior and Preventing Drug Use Where Families Find Answers on Substance Use Partnership for Drug Free Kids drugfree org article brain development teen behavior Cherry Kendra and Steven Gans How Depressants Affect Your Body Verywell Mind Dotdash www verywellmind com what are depressants 2795572 What You Need to Know About Drugs for Kids Edited by Steven Dowshen KidsHealth The Nemours Foundation Apr 2018 kidshealth org en kids knowdrugs html Monica Stimulants California Teen Health Teen Health Information www pamf org teen risk drugs stimulants National Institute on Drug Abuse Hallucinogens NIDA www drugabuse gov publications drugfacts hallucinogens National Institute on Drug Abuse Prescription Stimulants NIDA 6 June 2018 www drugabuse gov publications drugfacts prescription stimulants National Institute on Drug Abuse What Are Hallucinogens and Dissociative Drugs NIDA www drugabuse gov publications research reports hallucinogens dissociativedrugs what are hallucinogens What Are Depressants Examples amp Effects of Depressant Drugs Drug Free World Foundation for a Drug Free World www drugfreeworld org drugfacts prescription depressants html

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Ravens Never Refuse to Reuse or Recycle Ravenna High School Ausha Bunch Onna Caples Azsah Bradley Taneyah Willis Anna Jones Allison Nowak and Lynette Mosley Objectives Conclusion and Future Plans Our objective was to increase awareness about recycling and to reinstate recycling during the lunch periods in our school Several years ago the school removed recycling in the lunchroom We only recycle paper in the classrooms After researching we became aware of Portage County s recycling rules and regulations Currently for curbside pick up Portage County is only taking newspaper cardboard cartons aluminum and tin cans We realized that there are lots of things you can do with your trash such as donate it reuse it for something else compost or even make art You can also take some items such as electronics batteries markers furniture and more to special recycling or reuse centers You can take these items to Goodwill Volunteers of America Salvation Army Habitat for Humanity Restore thrift shops or Best Buy You can do so much with your so called trash You just have to put in a little work to make sure it doesn t end up in a landfill Recycling has so many benefits saves energy reduces landfills preserves our resources and protects our wildlife Recycling is good for the economy and can help improve our climate and save energy In the future we would like to reach out to our community members to make sure that they all know the benefits of recycling We would also like to hold an event for Ravenna Middle School students so that they start learning about what is and isn t recyclable at a young age We had students participate in our recycle relay sorting game Trash or Recycle for the entire day and sadly only 2 students knew what was trash and what was recyclable This shows us that a good portion of the teenage population is unaware of what should and shouldn t be recycled Ravenna HPAC group and several of the winners from the week long event Results Participants FRIDAY 84 THURSDAY 52 WEDNESDAY 57 TUESDAY 81 Allison and Azsah preparing for the big week long event MONDAY Methods We knew that we needed to grab students attention about our topic We decided to hold a week long event around recycling Each day during school and during all three lunch periods we offered a recycling game If students completed the recycling activity they would then been entered for a prize Monday Color sheets that have pictures involving recycling Tuesday A recycling crossword puzzle Wednesday A recycle word scramble Thursday Recycling and definition matching Friday We offered two games a recycle and trash sorting relay and Name It Trash or Recycle where they had to list 5 things that are trash and 5 that are recyclable We offered a grand prize option where students could earn up to 5 entries by recycling an item each day during lunch Special Thanks 61 0 10 20 30 40 50 60 70 80 90 We had several participants The graph above shows how many students participated in our event each day We had a total of 214 students who recycled at least one item per day making them eligible for the grand prize drawing 6 winners possible We filled two 32gallon recycling bins throughout the week Since we had a total of 549 participants the week of April 1 5 our principal has agreed to reinstitute recycling during lunch Most of the items on a students tray plastic containers paper products and cartons are recyclable Azsah preparing the Name It Trash or Recycle game To all of our prize donors for our games Dominos Dairy Queen Sports Express Sunshine Cupcakes Little Caesars Get Go Sheetz A W Pizza Hut Ravenna 7 Twin Star Lanes Bowling Jeff Harrell Upward Bound Advisor Kaley Furner AmeriCorps Member HPAC Leader Portage County Recycling Ravenna High School References Portage county recycling reduce reuse recycle 2017 http portagerecycles com educationschools kids reduce reuse recycle Battery recyclers of America 2019 https www batteryrecyclersofamerica com The guides network 2019 http www recycling guide org uk importance html

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Breast Cancer Awareness Rootstown High School Niatoria Lough Kadence Pownall Results Breast Cancer Facts Breast cancer is the most commonly diagnosed cancer in women 1 Each year it is estimated that over 252 710 women in the United States will be diagnosed with breast cancer and more than 40 500 will die 1 Family history can play a big role its important to make sure you are asking your family members about their medical history Genetic specialists estimate that between 3 and 10 in every 100 cancers 3 to 10 diagnosed are linked to an inherited faulty gene 2 Kadence Kaley HPAC Leader and Nia showing off the finish product of support Introduction We decided to do our project on breast cancer awareness The reason we chose this topic is because we have had several family members with breast cancer We wanted to raise awareness for students to start asking about family history to make sure they know if they have a genetic predisposition to cancer In doing our research we were able to create announcements during the week of April 8th 12th and we shared two facts each day about breast cancer You can watch our YouTube announcements at https www youtube com watch v Cc_XU8gdqM8 list PLBIBrvQL1blEZFawrdi8ociP67FA38NYy index 3 t 0s What are the 5 warning signs of breast cancer 1 Swelling of all or part of a breast even if no distinct lump is felt 2 Skin irritation or dimpling sometimes looking like an orange peel 3 Breast or nipple pain 4 Nipple retraction turning inward 5 Redness or thickening of the nipple or breast skin 3 Five Ways to Fight Breast Cancer 1 Volunteer your time Reach to Recovery Look Good Feel Better Road to Recovery 2 Take part in research Clinical studies 3 Make your voice heard Like we are doing here at Rootstown schools or sign a petition 4 Participate in Making Strides Against Breast Cancer You can join one of the many runs to support research 5 Take charge of your own health Ask family members their history Stay healthy eat right and exercise Check for changes and do routine testing 4 Enactment Rootstown students enjoying our hand print activity We had over 100 participants from our school Some of the hand prints have names of those who have battled cancer We truly enjoyed this project For future projects we hope to address all types of cancers We would like to offer more necklaces for all the colors that represent each cancer During our event we ran out of supplies so we will need to plan for larger numbers For next year we expect there to be more participation from students We decided to engage the students during our lunch periods on April 12th We allowed students to put pink hand prints on poster board in remembrance of those who are fighting who have survived or who sadly have lost the battle to breast cancer Once they put a pink hand print on the board they then received a pink necklace or a candle with pink ribbon around it to remind them how important this topic is Nia Kadence making the first prints on their board Special Thanks Kaley Furner our AmeriCorps HPAC advisor Althea Kent teacher advisor Rootstown schools for participating in our activity References 1 https www nationalbreastcancer org breast cancer facts 2 https www cancerresearchuk org about cancer causes of cancer inherited cancergenes and increased cancer risk family history and inherited cancer genes 3 https www cancer org cancer breast cancer about breast cancer signs andsymptoms html 4 https www cancer org involved html

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Rootstown Heroin Heroes Rootstown High School Savannah Munger Annie Durbak Lauren Housley Objective Results Future Plans Our objective is to inform students about heroin During two lunch periods on March 14th we asked students to pledge to be drug free The pledge stated I as a Rootstown High School student pledge to stay drug free I pledge to not abuse drugs but to refuse them I pledge to be smart and I won t start I will wear this wristband to show my pledge and dedication to being drug free We had 176 students pledge We also held an assembly with 350 plus students on March 15th This consists of the entire 9th 12th grades at Rootstown High School In the future we would like to advertise in more ways than by word of mouth Lots of the students during lunch listen to their phone and it was difficult to get their attention If we advertised through a Social Media platform this may have helped us get more signatures addiction In 2016 there were 3 613 opioid related overdose deaths in Ohio a rate of 32 9 deaths per 100 000 persons and more than double the national rate of 13 3 deaths per 100 000 1 Ohio is ranked second in the US for the most opioid related deaths in 2017 according to the CDC In the US there were 70 237 drug overdose deaths and 5 111 of those deaths were in Ohio 2 Portage County Ohio where we reside has recorded the following number of heroin related deaths over the past 4 years 3 2015 30 2016 47 2017 45 2018 30 We knew we had to help our community so that s when decided to help fight this epidemic The bracelets appeared to be a big hit so we feel that was a good form of promoting the cause HPAC students handing out information sheets about drug addiction to students Special Thanks Methods We decided to create bracelets for students to wear if they promised to pledge against heroin use The bracelets were tie dye blue and white for our school colors One side said Don t abuse refuse and the other side said Be Smart don t Start We felt these two phrases grabbed attention and could be a slogan that students would understand and could apply to any form of drug abuse During one day and two lunch periods we went from table to table to tell students what we were doing We advised students that this is a commitment to be drug free We offered a bracelet upon completion of the signed pledge We would also like to provide another day to pledge so as to reach the students who may have been absent Karyn Kravetz Director of Community Relations who provided information on where to get help and information related to addiction Kelly Heart for sharing his story about being a recovered addict Kaley Furner our AmeriCorps member for planning our pledges and setting up our speakers Rootstown Students during the assembly on March 15th Sources 1National institute of drug abuse Ohio opioid summary 2018 https www drugabuse gov opioid summaries by state ohio opioidsummary 2Scholl L Seth P Kariisa M Wilson N Baldwin G Drug and OpioidInvolved Overdose Deaths United States 2013 2017 Morb Mortal Wkly Rep ePub 21 December 2018 3Multiple Kaley Kelly Karyn Savannah Lauren and Annie after the assembly Cause of Death 1999 2017 on CDC Wide ranging Online Data for Epidemiologic Research CDC WONDER Atlanta GA CDC National Center for Health Statistics 2018 Available at http wonder cdc gov 4Opoids and heroin portage county mental health board 2017 https www mental health recovery org opioids heroin

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Concussion Crisis Jessica Tanner Karama Noaks Andrew Benbow Cole Brunden Zachary Walters and Andrew Dexter Sinclair Community College HPAC AmeriCorps Baldwin Wallace University Dayton Children s Hospital Rocking Horse Center Wright State Dept of Pediatrics Overview Evaluation What Is A Concussion Our group aims to increase awareness on the dangers treatments and prevention of concussions Our target audience is high school students We will give an oral presentation a visual demonstration a video and an interactive activity in the health classes at Franklin High School We expect the students to be more aware of the severity spread and consequences of concussions in all aspects of health ie mental emotional social and physical health We will test the success of our project by administering a pre and posttest before and after our presentation We plan on doing this presentation several times throughout the end of March We will consider our project a success if we are able to improve knowledge about concussions in high schoolers We will administer a objective test about concussions before and after our presentation to evaluate the effectiveness of our project From this we will extract the data we need and evaluate if our presentation had any change positive or negative in the knowledge of our audience on the topic of concussions We will consider or project a success if we can show a 25 knowledge increase about concussions between our surveys Our Target Audience Students and student athletes who have little to no knowledge about concussions Or students that have some understanding but wish to know more about the servereness and dangers of concussions A concussion is an injury to the brain that results in temporary loss of normal brain function It usually is caused by a blow to the head In many cases there are no external signs of head trauma Many people assume that concussions involve a loss of consciousness but that is not true Our goal is to educate students across the globe on the dangers treatments and prevention of concussions through presentations public service announcements and social media Area of Need People s general knowledge of concussions often times tend to be lacking Especially when it comes to student athletes Concussions are a common injury for students in contact sports and not everyone understands the severity of a concussion and how harmful they can be if taken to lightly Though concussions are most commonly found with athletes concussions can be contracted in a non athletic setting as well We aim to spread awareness and knowledge about the dangers of concussions and how high school students can prevent them as well as know the signs of serious concussions Between 1 7 and 3 million sports and recreation related concussions happen each year Around 300 000 are football related 5 of 10 concussions go unreported or undetected You can recover from a concussion in as little as 24 hours or you can spend weeks reeling from the effects Most people recover from concussion symptoms within three weeks An estimated 5 3 million Americans live with a traumatic brain injuryrelated disability CDC 33 of all sports concussions happen during practice 90 of most diagnosed concussions do not involve a loss of consciousness In 2012 an estimated 329 290 children age 19 or younger were treated in U S EDs for sports and recreation related injuries that included a diagnosis of concussion or TBI CDC On average more than 4 000 youths are treated in emergency departments EDs for sports recreation S R traumatic brain injuries each year in Ohio healthy ohio gov Emergency department visits for sports related TBIs among Ohio youth increased by 110 percent from 2002 to 2010 healthy ohio gov Project Results C We presented in seven different classes in two different high schools Greenville High School and Miami Valley CTC We used a virtual reality headset to simulate the sensory experience when concussed a brain model to demonstrate the delicacy of the human brain and give away items to serve as reminders to students long after they see our presentation Our team administered a pre test delivered our oral presentation an interactive visual aid a supporting video and a post test to compare results We found that we met our goal of spreading awareness and informing our target audience about the severity and spread of concussions We wrote directed and shot two public service announcements to be broadcast throughout campus Finally we promoted our cause on various social media platforms including Snapchat Instagram and YouTube Types of Concussions Concussions are graded as mild moderate or severe depending on factors like loss of consciousness amnesia and loss of equilibrium Grade 1 Mild Symptoms last for less than 15 minutes There is no loss of consciousness Grade 2 Moderate There is no loss of consciousness but symptoms last longer than 15 minutes Grade 3 Severe The person loses consciousness sometimes loss of consciousness can only last for a few seconds Symptoms Headache or a feeling of pressure in the head Temporary loss of consciousness Confusion or feeling as if in a fog Amnesia surrounding the traumatic event Dizziness or seeing stars Ringing in the ears Nausea Vomiting Slurred speech Delayed response to questions Appearing dazed Fatigue Delayed Symptoms Concentration and memory complaints Irritability and other personality changes Sensitivity to light and noise Sleep disturbances Psychological adjustment problems and depression Disorders of taste and smell Instagram concussionsquad YouTube Concussion_Squad Snapchat concussionsquad Special Thanks Miami Valley CTC Greenville High School Health Professions Affinity Community Matthew Wagner and Tre Whittaker Americorps SEE A DOCTOR Special Thank You To our professor Jessica McKinley To the faculty and students at Miami Valley CTC Greenville High School and University of Dayton To Matt Wagner and Tre Whittaker our HPAC representatives

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PROJECT AWARENESS CHARLIE BRUNO ZACH CARLSON ABBY LOUK ERIN MANGEN MADI SNYER SAULE TAKIRBASHEVA SINCLAIR COLLEGE HPAC AMERICORPS BALDWIN WALLACE UNIVERSITY DAYTON CHILDREN S HOSPITAL ROCKING HORSE CENTER WRIGHT STATE DEPT OF PEDIATRICS Overview We are a young group of scholars at Sinclair community college and we want to make a difference in our local community We formed this group with one thing in common we possess a strong passion for helping people who have been calmed as victims of this devastating crime We are fortunate to have this fantastic opportunity to give a presentation about the warning signs of domestic abuse We have two main goals with this project which is to bring awareness to this evil by educating people about the various warning signs of domestic violence The following goal is while host an exhibition at Sinclair to build awareness we will hopefully receive donations to give to the local Artemis Center and women s shelter in Dayton in the faith we can help people escape with more than our emergency bags of hope What We Have Done We have been working hard to set up a date to hold an event with Sinclair Community College Presented with Green Dot student accessibility and counseling service Created escape bags for women on the run Started a discussion about Awareness for Abusive Relationships Partnered with Sinclair Green Dot program Each year more than 10 million men and women in the U S are subjected to Domestic Violence More than 1 in 3 women and more than 1 in 4 men in the U S report having experienced rape physical violence and or stalking by an intimate partner in their lifetime Nearly 20 people per minute are physically abused by an intimate partner in the United States In 15 states more than 40 of all homicides of women in each state involved intimate partner violence Approximately 63 of homeless women have experienced domestic violence in their adult lives 28 of families were homeless because of domestic violence Children who are more exposed to violence in the home are 15 times more likely to be physically and or sexually assaulted than the national average A current or former intimate partner stalked Two thirds of female victims of stalking The number of workdays missed by American employees on account of domestic violence is 175 000 1in 5 women worldwide will experience domestic dating violence in their lifetime Women between the ages of 20 to 24 are at the most significant risk of becoming victims of domestic violence Domestic violence is most likely to take place between 6 pm and 6 a m The costs of domestic violence amount to more than 37 billion a year in law enforcement involvement legal work medical and mental health treatment and lost productivity at companies In 2010 there were 70 717 calls for domestic violence incidents including those incidents in which no charges were filed Of these 47 4 percent resulted in domestic violence protection order or consent agreement charges being filed in Ohio 896 adults and children received non residential assistance and services including counseling legal advocacy and children s support groups for domestic violence in Ohio on a single day in September of 2014 During a 24 hour survey period Ohio Domestic Abuse Hotlines answered 659 calls averaging more than 27 hotline calls every hour In 2017 there were a total of 3 111 Domestic Violence charges filed in the Montgomery County with the Dayton Police Department accounting for 1 756 56 4 percent of the charges Of the total 67 201 total domestic violence victims in Ohio during 2017 49 110 73 1 percent were female Basic Background Domestic abuse is the abuse of one partner to the other in the hope of manipulating and taking control of the relationship This violation does not discriminate It can happen to anyone regardless of their age sex religion or race This abuse can be physical or verbal While physical violence is the most significant sign it s essential to know the warning signs of abuse so while your in a relationship you can protect yourself and treat your partner right whether it be your own or watching other relationships from afar Such examples are insults or threats What leads people to come abusers to their partners People may feel this need to control their spouse because of low selfesteem extreme jealousy difficulties in regulating anger and other intense emotions or when they feel inferior to the other partner in education and socioeconomic framework Some personalities with very traditional beliefs may think they have the right to control their partner and that women aren t equal to men or vice versa Others may have a un diagnosed personality disorder or psychological disorder Still others may have learned this behavior from an upbringing in a household where domestic violence was accepted as a normal part of being raised in their family What Led to This Issue Expected Outcome The primary goal of this project is to teach local Montgomery County college students on how to identify and manage domestic violence situations Students engaged in our project are expected to learn how to identify different types of domestic abuse physical sexual psychological etc 1 how to prepare and follow a safety plan either for themselves or others what local shelters are available for victims and how to support victims without being judgmental or disrespectful Special Thanks Sinclair Community College Reference Professor Jessica McKinley Domestic Violence Reports Ohio Attorney General Dave Yost Domestic Violence Reports HPAC and everyone who helped us with this project www ohioattorneygeneral gov Files Reports Domestic Violence Reports https ncadv org statistics https www dosomething org us facts 11 facts about domestic and dating violence www speakcdn com assets 2497 ohio pdf www ohioattorneygeneral gov Files Reports Domestic Violence Reports

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Uniquely Me Southern Local Jr Sr High School Jasmine Black Introduction Results This year for my HPAC project I decided to focus on mental illness and more specifically self image among high school students According to Pressure and Perfectionism 92 of teen girls would like to change something about the way they look with body weight ranking the highest According to another article Why Teen Girls Are at Such a High Risk for Depression risk factors increase much more sharply at adolescence for girls This may be due to stressors such as issues in emotional cognitive and behavioral or social interpersonal problems This sharp increase may also come from issues regarding low confidence and self esteem To assess the success of my project I had set a goal to collect 100 Sticky Notes by the end of the two week period The result was 139 notes collected which was well over my goal Therefore my project was a success Although there were a few negative comments posted on the mirror my results only counted the positive ones I also had multiple students tell me how my project positively impacted them on a personal level Again this is another key factor in what made my project a success Occurrence of First Onset Depression among Adolescents by Age and Sex Some more Sticky Notes Here are some of the Sticky Notes that were posted on the mirror Methods For my project the following steps were completed Identified a prevalent health disparity in my school community Decided which grade levels I wanted to present my project to Wrote a short letter explaining HPAC the parameters of my project and why I chose to do my project on mental health Presented this information on morning TV announcements at school More than a third of teenage girls experience depression new study says The Washington Post 2017 www washingtonpost com news to yourhealth wp 2017 05 31 more than a third of teenage girls experiencedepression new study says noredirect on utm_term ala73ea714ab The first day that Sticky Notes had been posted on the mirror In conclusion my project was a success I had collected enough sticky notes to reach my goal and felt that my project made an impact on girls in grades 9 12 My future plans include expanding this project by painting positive messages around the bathrooms at school I essentially want to leave a bigger impact and footprint on my school and community This could be accomplished by adding grades 7 and 8 to this project in the future Enactment Week My project took place over a span of two weeks beginning on March 26th and ending on April 9th To start off enactment week I did the following Placed Sticky Notes and a pen in the bathroom at the beginning of each school day Directions included writing positive affirmations Collected the Sticky Notes that had been posted on the mirror at the end of each school day Categorized the number of Sticky Notes collected by each day Conclusion Paint that will be used to decorate the bathroom Acknowledgements For helping to make my project successful I would like to acknowledge AmeriCorps member Tyler Fitzgerald Southern Local Jr Sr High School staff and students and Southern Local HPAC Advisor Nancy Saling Works Cited Pressure and Perfectionism Heart of Leadership 2019 heartofleadership org statistics More than a third of teenage girls experience depression new study says The Washington Post 2017 www washingtonpost com news to your health wp 2017 05 31 more thana third of teenage girls experience depression new studysays noredirect on utm_term ala73ea714ab

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Community Allergy and Asthma Awareness Karlie Blissenbach Southern Local Jr Sr High School Introduction Photos from District Showcase This year for my HPAC project I decided to focus my research on the topic of Allergy and Asthma Statistically 26 million Americans have asthma amounting to 8 3 of the total United States population Asthma Facts 2019 Additionally allergies impact more than 24 million people in America and are the 6th leading cause of chronic illness Allergy Facts 2014 I have known numerous family members and friends that have been impacted by allergies asthma and other immunologic diseases and it is a prevalent obstacle concerning health in my community As shown in Table One asthma related deaths in the United States are a serious concern as they are in my own community In Columbiana County 20 02 of all adults over the age of 18 have allergies exceeding the national average by 6 82 Full Health Indicators Report 2013 Throughout the course of my project I hope to have a lasting impact on the community through my approach to asthma and allergies and I hope to instill implications of these health concerns in the knowledge of others Results To determine the overall success of my project throughout the course of the event I measured the effectiveness in the total number of informational items I had provided at my table to those remaining at the end of District Showcase I provided 30 pamphlets for both Allergies and Asthma and 30 medical emergency carry on cards for allergy and asthma attacks each Of the 30 allergy pamphlets I had provided none remained by the end of the event Of the 30 asthma pamphlets 26 had been taken throughout the course of District Showcase All 60 carry on cards were taken from my table as well From the results of assessing the effectiveness of my project I would say my project overall was a success Taking into account the proven fact that the average percentage of individuals in Columbiana County with asthma is higher than the national average by 6 82 presents the concern that the impact of allergies and asthma throughout the community is larger than previously anticipated and preventative and treatment action is needed more than before Personal accounts of community members show that the prevalence and severity of allergies is becoming increasingly more paramount and through the course of action taken throughout my project I hope that my influence on the community can help to create a healthier happier Columbiana County Table One This table showing the number of asthma related deaths in the United States correlates with the number of persons with allergies in Columbiana County Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America 2019 Conclusion March 21st 2019 At my HPAC table at District Showcase visitors could spin the wheel and receive a question that if answered correctly could earn them any prize of their choosing at the table Methods To address the issue of allergies and asthma within my community I chose to implement my project through an educational standpoint at a well known and anticipated community event the District Showcase Every year Southern Local Jr Sr High School holds this event to showcase student progress school advancements and district wide developments attracting an average of 500 individuals per year including students and community members alike At this event I hope to Educate the members of my community of the effects of allergies and asthma and its impact on a healthy lifestyle Inform others of the potential consequence these health disparities may have on individuals and how preventative and or treatment methods may be addressed Overall I believe my event was both effective and a success I had a number of reasons for choosing allergies and asthma as my health disparity yet the most influential factor in my decision was ultimately the prevalence of these diseases throughout my community Asthma is a serious health concern for many people in Columbiana County and allergies are continually proving to be a difficult condition to live with especially in such a rural area As shown in Table Two not all individuals are impacted equally in all situations when living with these health disparities each person is presented with circumstances varying from each individual By using a well known community event to enact my project within this enabled me to reach an increased audience than if I had focused my efforts on the students of Southern Local alone When testing the overall effectiveness of my project my goal was to have 75 overall of each informational pamphlet taken by those who had visited my table and I exceeded that goal by far Although presenting my project at District Showcase was seemingly successful this year there is plenty to build upon and improve for next year I believe my event helped to instill impertinent inform and life saving techniques in others and I feel that I have helped to provide a lasting positive impact on my community and those who reside within it Reduce the number of death rates associated with asthma and allergies in my community and improve awareness of these health concerns By doing this I hope to improve the health and well being of the members of my community and provide a lasting positive impact through my approach to this health disparity Enactment Day The District Showcase took place on March 21st in the Southern Local high school gymnasium at 4 00 pm I arrived an hour early to set up for the event and stayed for the duration of District Showcase until 6 00 pm At this event I held an informational table where I addressed the topic of and informed others on allergies and asthma and their impacts throughout my community I provided 60 informational pamphlets and 30 carry on medical emergency cards were provided pamphlets addressing the signs effects and treatments of both allergies and asthma separately were available to visitors as well as cards detailing the steps to follow during a medical emergency related to an asthma attack or an allergy attack or anaphylactic shock A prize wheel was included among the items on my table a total of six questions pertaining to the health disparity I focused on allowed community members to use current or provided information to increase their awareness of allergies and asthma within the community A display trainer Epi Pen and inhaler were placed on the table for a visual and tangible example for visitors to the HPAC table March 21st 2019 The six questions were divided equally into two categories Allergies and Asthma with a difficulty level ranging from Easy Medium to Hard The higher the level of difficulty the more prizes that could be earned March 21st 2019 The informational pamphlets I provided at my table included the who what when where why and how of my chosen HPAC health disparities as well as instructions for related emergency medical situations Table Two Common allergies found throughout the United States and the average population percentage impacted by each These Are The Most Common and DeadliestAllergies 2018 Acknowledgements For helping to make my project successful I would like to extend my thanks to and acknowledge Southern Local Guidance Counselor and HPAC AdvisorNancy Sailing Southern Local School Nurse Carrie Blissenbach RN Southern Local High School for allowing me to display my information AmeriCorps Member Tyler Fitzgerald References Asthma Facts and Research Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America 2019 Allergy Facts American College of Allergy Asthma and Immunology 9 Jan 2018 Full Health Indicators Report Community Health Needs Assessment 22 Nov 2013

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Autoimmune Disease A Biological Mystery Southern Local Jr Sr High School Harmony Black Introduction Methods This year for my HPAC project I decided to focus on autoimmune disease I also looked into many different subgroups under the topic of autoimmune disease Under the topic of autoimmune disease I decided to research three autoimmune diseases lupus celiac disease and psoriasis According to the article How many Americans have an Autoimmune Disease approximately 50 million Americans suffer from an autoimmune disease This astounding number accounts for 20 percent of the population or one in five people In terms of lupus the article Lupus Facts and Statistics states that 1 5 million Americans and at least five million people worldwide have a form of lupus The article Statistics written by the National Psoriasis Foundation states that more than 8 million Americans have psoriasis and 125 million people worldwide have psoriasis The article Celiac Disease Facts and Figures states that celiac disease impacts at least 3 million Americans Due to the prevalence of these diseases I felt it was immensely important to raise awareness of them Although autoimmune disease is quite prevalent in our society it is often very difficult to diagnose due to the wide range of symptoms and the severity of the symptoms depending on each individual Due to the elusive subject of autoimmune disease many people go undiagnosed To complete this project there were many steps taken To ensure good results I chose to set up my table at an event that was already well known For a portion of my research pertaining to lupus I collaborated with Dr Yong Hwang Dr Hwang works in the division of rheumatology and clinical immunology At the table I presented a great deal of information I presented an informational pamphlet pertaining to general information on autoimmune disease I presented fact sheets on lupus psoriasis and celiac disease All of the information correlated to the questions on the Jeopardy board for the participants could pull the answers out of the information if they were unsure of the question While researching autoimmune diseases I viewed many different charts to improve my knowledge Table 1 March 21st 2019 Presenting my information to others at the event Autoimmune Diseases Enactment Day For the day of the project I completed many different steps I gathered my supplies from my house and proofread all of the materials one last time I arrived at the school an hour early I set up the Jeopardy board on the table I set up my table with the pamphlets fact sheets and prizes March 21st 2019 The Jeopardy board that I created Information about Autoimmune Disorders Alida Deligeorges The Gut Detective gutdetective com au condition resources autoimmune disorders I talked to all of the participants that walked by my table and I asked if they wanted to participate in the Jeopardy game Conclusion I explained the rules and how the game was played to those who decided to participate Overall this event was a success I felt as if I had an impact on the community and my high school I was able to meet my goals and raise awareness on the desired subjects Although this event was successful I would possibly change a few things if I were to do this again in the future Presenting my Jeopardy table at more than one event and incorporating more prizes were some of the ideas that I would incorporate in the future I gave the smaller prizes to those who participated and I gave the bigger prizes to those who answered the questions correctly Results The goal of 20 people was met for 30 individuals participated in the Jeopardy game Another goal was for every individual to read the information on the table and almost every person used the information to find the answers to the Jeopardy questions This was strictly an awareness project so the goal was to inform as many people as possible on the topic of autoimmune disease By raising awareness on autoimmune disease my hope is that less people will go undiagnosed due to their knowledge of the possible symptoms Overall I hope that my project has a lasting positive impact on the community March 21st 2019 Informational Pamphlet Acknowledgements For contributing to the success of this project I would like to acknowledge Hoi Wah and Dale Black Nancy Saling Dr Hwang the Southern Local High School staff and CRUSH AmeriCorps member Tyler Fitzgerald Works Cited How Many Americans Have an Autoimmune Disease AARDA AARDA www aarda org knowledge base many americans autoimmune disease Lupus Facts and Statistics Lupus Foundation of America www lupus org resources lupus facts and statistics Statistics Statistics National Psoriasis Foundation www psoriasis org content statistics Celiac Disease Facts and Figures Celiac Disease Center The University of Chicago Medicine www cureceliacdisease org wp content uploads 341_CDCFactSheets8_FactsFi ures pdf

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Be Cautious of SIDS By Brandi Zinkhon Kalaysha Morris and Paola Villegas Mendoza Springfield Clark CTC HPAC Dayton Children s Hospital Rocking Horse Community Health Center Overview Our Pamphlet Our HPAC project will bring awareness and information about Sudden Infant Death Syndrome SIDS We will send out a survey to the entire school to see what they know about SIDS and it will explain the risk of SIDS and prevention strategies We will distribute an educational pamphlet we have created In addition we will create a Facebook page and for one week we will share daily content to educate people on SIDS The expected outcome is that the community will understand the seriousness of safe sleeping and paying attention to their baby or siblings throughout different sleep times during the day Our goal is to inform educate expecting and new parents along with other caregivers on safe sleeping practices and resources Evaluation We will count the amount of people that participate in our survey and the amount of pamphlets we hand out Our project is a success if even one person learns about SIDS because that is one more knowledgeable person that can share the information with their friends family or a stranger to eventually decrease the risk of losing an infant to SIDS Future Plans The future plans that we want to do is take around SIDS pamphlets to OBGYN offices and hope that people actually pick them up and read about what it is and to help them understand what could happen if they do something wrong in the sleeping schedule The next plan is just educating people on SIDS and what it really is and hoping they do something about it Area of Need Sudden Infant Death Syndrome can happen to any child but educating parents sibling and family members on safe sleep and SIDS helps decrease infant mortality rates Sudden infant death syndrome is the sudden and unexplained death of a baby younger than 1 year old Most SIDS cases are associated with sleep Our project will help ensure that caregivers take precautions like placing a baby flat on its back on a firm surface to sleep because laying a baby on their belly can be very dangerous due to potentially blocking the infant s airway According to the Ohio Department of Health every week in Ohio three babies die in unsafe sleep environments About 175 infants die a year in Ohio due to sleep related incidents with 50 of those cases dealing with SIDS which makes safe sleep education a priority in Ohio According to the CDC In 2016 there were 3 607 sudden unexpected infant deaths and 42 of those were caused by SIDS From 2012 to 2016 8 of sleep related infant deaths in Ohio were determined to be SIDS Work Cited Sudden Infant Death Syndrome SIDS Mayo Clinic Mayo Foundation for Medical Education and Research 13 Nov 2018 www mayoclinic org diseasesconditions sudden infant death syndrome symptoms causes syc 20352800 National Institutes of Health https safetosleep nichd nih gov Ohio Department of Health https odh ohio gov wps portal gov odh knowour programs maternal child health program safe sleep American Sudden Infant Death Syndrome Institute sids org Community Partners Springfield Clark CTC administration and students specifically our teachers Ashley Harwood Barbara Marshall and Nikki Elliot In addition Tre Whittaker Amanda Ambrosio HPAC AmeriCorps and Baldwin Wallace University have assisted with this project

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It s Time to Speak Up Desiree Engle Jennifer Bush Kyli McKinney Springfield Clark CTC HPAC AmeriCorps Baldwin Wallace University Dayton Children s Hospital Rocking Horse Center Wright State Dept of Pediatrics Overview Our Website Evaluation Our project focuses on abuse in relationships and parental units The project educates students about mental physical emotional and sexual abuse in children and adults Along with a survey we created a website displaying facts about abuse along with Ohio hotlines people can call for help We have posted on our own social media to share our website Our goal is to spread awareness about the effects of abuse on a person s mental and physical health with helping those affected to gain the confidence to speak up Our project will show people that they can speak out and get help in many different ways We sent out a survey about how much people within the school knew about abuse We hoped that when we sent out the website link to the students they will have more of an understanding about what abuse is https sites google com students scctc org speakup home At the beginning of our project we sent out a survey to our fellow students asking basic questions on abuse such as what the types of abuse are Most questions were answered correctly except for the question of How many phone calls were made on domestic violence in 2010 in Ohio 41 out of 127 responded with the correct answer The question with the highest number of correct responses was What are the types of abuse 124 out of 127 answered correctly After creating our website we sent out another survey with the same question that contained a link to the website We asked for the participants to look at the website before answering the questions 102 people completed that second survey Once again the question that was answered most correctly was What are the types of abuse 102 out of 102 answered correctly The question with the least amount of correct answers was How many phone calls were made on domestic violence in 2010 in Ohio 49 out of 102 answered correctly Our second survey showed a vast improvement even though there were less participants Why Nearly 700 000 children are abused annually according to The National Children s Alliance Victims of domestic violence experience severe physical and psychological trauma According to Project Sanctuary 1 in 3 women and 1 in 4 men have experienced physical abuse from an intimate partner in their lifetime The Columbus Dispatch reported that between June 2017 and June 2018 there were 91 domestic violence deaths in Ohio Although people are familiar with abuse and domestic violence they may not always know how to spot the signs and when or how to intervene Educate people on the signs of all kinds of abuse how abuse can impact more than just a person s physical health and where to seek help if they are victim of abuse Special Thanks Barbara Marshall instructor Amanda Ambrosio HPAC coach Americorps Tre Whittaker HPAC coach Springfield Clark Career Technology Center AmeriCorps Results Of The Survey Before website was sent out References Children s Bureau ACF 2018 Child Maltreatment 2016 https www acf hhs gov cb resource child maltreatment 2016 Accessed 14 Feb 2019 Christian C 2015 The Evaluation of Suspected Child Physical Abuse PEDIATRICS 135 5 pp e1337 e1354 Heim C Shugart M Craighead W and Nemeroff C 2010 Neurobiological and psychiatric consequences of child abuse and neglect Developmental Psychobiology 52 7 pp 671 690 Hines D and Douglas E 2010 A Closer Look at Men Who Sustain Intimate Terrorism by Women Partner Abuse 1 3 pp 286 313 Irish L Kobayashi I and Delahanty D 2009 Long term Physical Health Consequences of Childhood Sexual Abuse A Meta Analytic Review Journal of Pediatric Psychology 35 5 pp 450 461 Karakurt G and Silver K 2013 Emotional Abuse in Intimate Relationships The Role of Gender and Age Violence and Victims 28 5 pp 804 821 Tsui V Cheung M and Leung P 2010 Help seeking among male victims of partner abuse men s hard times Journal of Community Psychology 38 6 pp 769 780 National Coalition Against Domestic Violence 2017 Domestic Violence and Sexual assault Retrieved from http ncadv org files Domestic 20Violence 20and 20Sexual 20Abuse 2 0NCADV pdf NCADV 2015 Domestic violence national statistics Retrieved from www ncadv org NCADV 2015 Facts about domestic violence and psychological abuse Retrieved from www ncadv org Violence against Women World Health Organization World Health Organization www who int news room fact sheets detail violence againstwomen After website was sent out

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Care and Be Aware Macy Hines Savannah Stiles Makayla Ryder Springfield Clark CTC HPAC AmeriCorps Baldwin Wallace University Dayton Children s Hospital Rocking Horse Center Wright State Dept of Pediatrics Overview Why Evaluation We are raising awareness about domestic violence and neglect We want people to know that they can get out of it and they don t have to stay with the person We will be discussing ways to get help as well as facts about domestic violence to students at Northeastern High School in Springfield Ohio creating a presentation Our presentation can also be shown in different high schools We believe that sharing this information in high schools is a good way to reach out to those affected and those who may be affected later on in life Raising awareness to high school kids about domestic violence relationships will help them avoid the wrong types of relationships and know what to do if they ever come into a situation that transfers to abuse According to the Ohio Bureau of Criminal Identification and Investigation the total domestic violence incidents in 2017 that resulted in a criminal charge was 37 725 and an additional 35 090 went uncharged In 2017 in Clark County 591 domestic violence incidents were charged while 1 151 incidents went uncharged In 2018 a prominent Springfield Ohio community member killed his separated wife and stepdaughter before killing himself This incident shook the community and should have been used as a discussion about domestic violence We want to raise awareness for domestic violence and neglect because we realize it s a problem that doesn t get addressed and people that need help are sometimes unsure on how or where to get it We plan to share the hotline to report domestic violence 800 799 7233 and information on a local organization Project Women which can provide help We are creating a google form which will include 5 10 questions The google form will be taken twice by the students at the Northeastern health class The form will be approved by supervisors and will ask factual questions answers to which will be shared in our presentation The first time that the test is taken will be before the presentation to get baseline information and the second time the students take the test will show if they retained the information we presented to them The goal is to raise awareness and educate other students our age on domestic violence We will determine whether our project is successful if the number of questions answered correctly increases after the presentation Special Thanks HPAC Leaders Amanda and Tre Whittaker Springfield Clark Career Technology Center Teachers Ms Elliott Mrs Harwood Mrs Marshall Northeastern High School Teachers Ms Ranard Mr Justice Results On March 8 2019 we presented at Northeastern High school to raise awareness on Domestic Violence The results showed that prior to the presentation most of the students got low scores but after the presentation many got most or all of the questions right The data showed that the high school students retained most or all of the information given to them which allowed us to meet our goal of raising awareness

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Hustle for Health Struthers High School Emily Vo Ashley Rishel Morgan Buzzard Robert Smallwood Catherine Sicafuse Ethan Sicafuse Joanna Klika Abigale Peterson Rithika Vangal Emilee Styranec Introduction Assessment Evaluation Our project focus is the issue of childhood obesity To address this dilemma we developed a traveling fitness group that promoted health and physical fitness in local elementary schools This event implemented a plethora of fun activities including obstacle courses basketball hula hoops and jumping rope We carried out these activities with the students in hopes of inspiring them to avoid sedentary lifestyles being that they are growing up during a time of technological advances making them more prone than ever to be inactive We sent participants home with goodie bags that contained a jump rope water bottle an informational pamphlet and a pedometer Each activity day yielded a positive outcome Not only did we raise awareness on the topic of obesity but we directly attacked the ailment since the participants of the event engaged in physical activity Their takeaway items acted as a reminder of our lesson and encourage them to stay active long term We assessed the success of our project by initially setting a goal of wanting to work with at least 20 students at each of the five elementary schools visited We wanted to giveaway 100 water bottles and pedometers total in order to ensure we were accomplishing our mission of educating children on physical health as well as encouraging them to live a healthy life Area of Need A CDC article states the percentage of children and adolescents affected by obesity has more than tripled since the 1970 s Nearly 20 of children 6 19 are obese this statistic is only rising 1 We feel that society may understand the threat obesity imposes and the onslaught of health complications that can ensue because of it Yet the percentage of those who are obese is at historic highs The problem is that not enough action is being taken to combat obesity Plenty of attention has been raised about the negative effects but that does not always result in lifestyle changes People need to not only realize that it is important to be healthy but they also need to understand how to become healthy and that a healthy lifestyle can be manageable and fun This was the essence of our community action plan We not only informed our community s children of obesity but we taught students how to implement health in their own lives making it more likely that obesity rates will decline in the future Hustle for Health students at Robinwood Elementary school implementing the physical activity program Methods Identified childhood obesity as a health disparity within our community Developed fun and productive activities that would promote health and fitness AmeriCorps members contacted local afterschool programs Wrote a grant request asking for funding for materials necessary for our events Ordered a variety of health promotion items including pedometers Obtained donation of water bottles from Pepsi Co to pass out to the children Ventured to the venues and shared what we had learned about childhood obesity Offered preventative measures that were unique and easy to comprehend Interacted with the children for the duration of the after school program Fortunately we well surpassed our goal of working with 100 students and were able to give 150 water bottles and pedometers away At each site that we visited we were fortunate enough to have at least 25 students We feel very successful overall as we feel that students listened to and enjoyed our presentation Most of them often left wearing their pedometers The after school advisors also gave us positive feedback and assured us that students loved it Growth and Sustainability As this project is a continuation from 2017 2018 HPAC year we adapted this program to show growth and add sustainable components to ensure the program can continue each year We have cultivated numerous relationships with after school advisors which agreed to allow us to work with the kids every year We also added a Youngstown elementary school to expand our service areas Also we have incorporated follow up visits to obtain program evaluation data to ensure the program is effective We will be conducting program evaluations in the month of May to obtain feedback from the students and advisors regarding the activities completed and information given out We will then make adjustments after the feedback is received Recruiting members from all grades has ensured this project can continue next year Acknowledgements Stadium Drive Elementary Market Street Elementary Robinwood Elementary West Boulevard Elementary Williamson Elementary Stephanie Muntean Mickler HPAC Advisor Tyler Poulakos Hannah Grimes AmeriCorps members Struthers Local Schools Works Cited Healthy Schools Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Centers for Disease Control and Prevention 29 Jan 2018 www cdc gov healthyschools obesity facts htm Hustle for Health program pamphlet passed out to each student in attendance Hustle for Health students enacting their project at Stadium Drive elementary school

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Infant Mortality Sahaj Bhambra Shreya Mishra Aarushi Singh Twinsburg High School Introduction Methods America has one of the highest infant mortality rates in the world with Cleveland at 7 4 infant deaths per 1000 people Infant mortality is the number of babies who die before their first year About 14 500 babies are born in Cuyahoga County every year From these 49 are white 39 are black and 12 are Hispanic Though the majority of babies born are white 76 of babies who die during their first year are black which is 6 times the rate of white babies Many people assume this is only due to low income addiction to alcohol or drugs lack of education inadequate parental care or parental apathy However none of these are true The main contributors are actually toxic stress and structural racism Toxic stress includes experiences in one s childhood that can affect the brain s structure and chemistry Structural racism is when varying groups businesses hospitals etc may although subconsciously incorporate racism into their everyday lives Focus groups to learn what cultural factors affect infant mortality rate Blacks Whites and Latinos Cleveland Clinic Metro Hospitals and University Hospitals Learn about their life stories Journey maps data learning modules to be shared among medical professionals understand what factors affect infant mortality rate and reduce this rate correct the perspective that the sole cause of infant mortality are drugs and addiction Objective To learn and inform the public about the truth behind the high infant mortality rate among African American babies Results and Future Plans More research needs to be done on infant mortality and its causes Other factors that could contribute to the rising mortality rate should also be studied Inform a larger and more diverse population Overall the focus groups will allow students and researchers to learn how different lifestyles can affect infant mortality With these methods information will be gathered analyzed and widely spread providing more knowledge that can be used in the future to reduce infant mortality rates Presented at the Kent State Neuroscience Symposium to raise awareness Raised awareness at 5K Distributed pamphlets Gave questionnaire for data collection Had an interactive spin the wheel game with prizes Work with First Year Cleveland Organization in Greater Cleveland working to tackle the challenges that contribute to infant mortality Presentation at the Kent State Neuroscience Symposium To take action to help decrease the causes of this high infant mortality rate Misconceptions of common reasons for infant mortality Quiz given to presentation attendees Statistics over the drastic percentages of infant deaths per race Acknowledgements Cleveland First Year YouTube YouTube 26 June 2018 www youtube com watch v wP2hBn4_aT4 The reality of women who have complications First Year Cleveland First Year Cleveland firstyearcleveland org Infant Mortality Maternal and Infant Health Reproductive Health CDC Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Centers for Disease Control and Prevention www cdc gov reproductive health maternalinfanthealth infantmortality htm Graphs showing the percentages of infant births versus deaths by race What Causes Infant Mortality Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development U S Department of Health and Human Services www nichd nih gov health topics infant mortality topicinfo causes

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How Technology Affects Students Grades University Hospitals Health Scholars CSSM N sreen Abbas and Leonari Espinal Introduction This project is to test if the amount of time you spend on your phone affects your academic achievements We created a survey for students that range from 9th grade to high school graduates This survey put our hypothesis to the test We are not the only team interested in exploring whether or not technology is hurtful to students success academically The New York Times also featured a similar pieces arguing whether or not the benefits of technology outweigh the negative impact it can have on grades and school work Doyne et al 2015 Graphs Statistics Next Steps Future Plans With the outcomes that we received our next steps is to share our project with others By sharing this information with others we can encourage them to spend less time on their phones and spend their time focusing on their school work The reason for this is because our results from the survey showed that students spent an average of 5 hours on their phone per day and average a GPA of around 3 9 Our future steps of spreading our survey will help to show the effects of technology on student s academic achievements Hypothesis Our hypothesis is that the greater amount of time students spend on their phone the lower their GPA If students spend more time on their phone then they are more likely to have a low GPA We are predicting an inverse relationship Area of Need Students spend more time in front of screens today than before We chose to focus on this topic because research suggests that technology has a negative affect on students academic achievements Giunchiglia 2018 To learn more about whether or not there is a relationship between technology and academic success we decided to design our project to address this public health issue Because success is hard to measure we chose to use a quantitative measurement that is fairly objective GPA There is often the argument that technology stimulates educational activities and promotes learning in the classroom However according to research technology limits engagement and does not promote higher academic achievement Lynch 2016 Results For our project we used pie graphs to showcase our research Our results helped us conclude that the more time you spend on your phone the lower your grade point average We can infer that a higher amount of time spent on phones also decreases students time to study and do homework The students that spent the least amount of time on their phone 0 3 hours had the highest GPA and the students that spent the most amount of time on their phone around 7 10 hours had the lowest GPA Based on our survey Students that spend around 0 3 hours on their phone per day are more likely to receive a GPA of around 4 0 or above Students that spend around 4 6 hours on their phone per day are more likely to receive a GPA of around 3 5 3 9 However Students that spend around 7 10 hours on their phone per day are more likely to receive a GPA of around 3 4 2 49 References Giunchiglia F Zeni M Gobbi E Bignotti E Bison I 2018 Mobile social media usage and academic performance Computers in Human Behavior 82 doi 10 1016 j chb 2017 12 041 Lynch M 2016 The Dark Side of Educaitonal Technonology The Edadvocate Retrieved online April 19 2019 https www theedadvocate org dark side educationaltechnology Doyne S and Espstein Ojalvo H 2015 Are Your Tech Habits Hurting Your Grades The Ney York Times Retrieved online April 19 2019 https learning blogs nytimes com 2010 11 22 are your tech habits hurting your grades Acknowledgements Shayla and Gretchen AmeriCorps Members AmeriCorps CRUSH HPAC University Hospitals Connor Integrative Health Network Shaker Heights High School Cleveland Institute of Music

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Remedy Rhythms University Hospitals Health Scholars Shaker Heights High School Rohini Kumar Shay McDermott and Aria Zai Introduction Background Research Music therapy although not drug related has proven to have great history of efficacy in the treatment of patients Dating back 2 300 years ago in ancient Chinese civilizations one of the oldest medical expositions the Yellow Emperor s Classic of Medicine listed using music as medicine Schmid 2014 What is a music therapist Music therapists are dedicated individuals whom are trained to treat mental and emotional stress related problems through collaborative musical intervention including music lessons writing songs creating melodies etc To become a music therapist one must acquire at least a bachelor s degree in music therapy To do this completion of both musical and medical classes such as biology phycology etc are necessary Beyond academic skills one must show empathy creativity imagination and patience to be well suited for the job Gomez 2017 Area of Need The graph above indicates the effect of music therapy on the mental health of patients with Mid Dementia Schmid 2014 Ohio has one of the largest population of music therapists in the country in part due to its potential for the opioid crisis Music therapy s efficacy is supported by recent studies showing that music can release the reward chemical dopamine naturally This results in a similar high that drugs produce In addiction music therapy has many other positive aspects that can battle unhealthy habits and can improve depression anxiety etc see graph featured to the left These effects include an immune system boost better quality of sleep reduced muscle tension increased focus etc Gomez 2016 As a result music therapy can lead to patients being more open to communication raises their optimism and encourages healthy lifestyle choices Rubin 2017 Next Steps Future Plans Remedy Rhythms is a Shaker High School based campaign established from within a project launched by the University Hospitals Health Scholars Program Recently music therapy was ranked in the top three most effective non pharmacological treatments to combat opioid addiction This unique treatment greatly increases the quality of patient life while decreasing the effects of pain stress and impairments The goal of our initiative is to raise money to donate towards the UH Music Therapy Program and its dynamic and dedicated team By supporting their team we will help patients by lowering anxiety shortening recovery time and creating a sense of hope towards their rehabilitation In partnership with the UH Connor Integrative Health Network our goal is to provide musical aid tailored to meet the needs of each individual The elite team of specialists strive to create an open and friendly environment to allow patients to feel comfortable The one on one interactions provide an outlet for communicating emotions UH is dedicated to music therapy in both adults and children and strives to be an example for music therapists around the country Acknowledgements Shayla and Gretchen AmeriCorps Members AmeriCorps CRUSH HPAC University Hospitals Connor Integrative Health Network Shaker Heights High School Cleveland Institute of Music How Music Therapy Works References Gomez Gallego Maria Garc a Juan 2017 Music therapy and Alzheimer s disease Cognitive psychological and behavioural effects Neurolog a English Edition 32 10 1016 j nrleng 2015 12 001 Schmid J 2014 MUSIC THERAPY FOR ALZHEIMER S DISEASE Retrieved online April 19 2019 https best alzheimers products com alternative therapy foralzheimers music therapy alzheimers Sansoin Music That Works Retrieved online April 19 2019 SANOSON PROVIDES A REVOLUTIONARY MUSIC BASED TREATMENT FOR BURNOUT DEPRESSION Rubin T 2017 How music therapy helped my premature baby PBS org Retrieved online April 19 2019 https www pbs org newshour health musictherapy helped premature baby Donate As a music therapist I get daily reminders of how powerful music truly is I ve seen children with brain injuries regain speaking abilities through singing and have sang distressed premature infants to sleep We are musical from the moment we are born until the day we die Matt Logan Sanson Music That Works Help us help our patients one dollar and note at a time If you don t donate there will be treble Donate using the link below RemedyRhythms org remedyrhythms

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How Does Empathy Play a Role in Patient Healthcare University Hospitals Health Scholars Shaker Heights High School Alexa Range Matthew Williams and Madison Wilson Introduction Introduction Minority groups are less likely to seek Medical care leading to lower health outcomes Perloff et al 2006 Our objective was to explore how a person s health is impacted if they cannot identify with their physician To do so we made a survey for people to fill out regarding doctor patient relationships Our objective is to distribute an anonymous questionnaire featured right to a large sample size of individuals in Cleveland to better determine the community s perception of their providers and if they feel like they can relate to their doctor We hope to be able to determine if there is any kind of relationship between patients and doctors sharing exogenous factors specifically race and better reported relationships Hypothesis Doctors inability to empathize with experiences of minority patients may lead to poor healthcare Area of Need Our team sought to explore and research if and how empathy plays a role in patient health care We were encouraged by Dr Heidi Gullet who spoke to Health Scholars about the importance of trauma informed care We were also interested in this research topic because we know that people of color disproportionally face worse health outcomes Perloff et Al 2006 Different specialties require different levels of empathy There are differences in care among minority groups compared to the majority Schouten et Al 2006 Minority groups are less likely to seek Medical care leading to lower health outcomes Richardson et al 2006 Background Research Next Steps Future Plans To raise awareness of the importance of empathy and people s health and show how race affects the type of health care people get With this information we will educate others on the importance of maintaining a good relationship with your patient doctor Graph indicating the different in death rates for diabetes among different races The research featured above suggests that different races are seen with varying outcomes relating to healthcare specifically diabetes This demonstrates that there is indeed a gap in health outcomes where patients of color experience worse health outcomes than their white counterparts This is just one example of a specific disease that affects people of color at a higher rate and cannot be used to draw correlations However this research does confirm that different races are experiencing different health outcomes and calls for a deeper dive when it comes to assessing the root cause of these different outcomes in relation to race Questionnaire 1 How often do you go to your doctor 2 Do you think you can relate to your doctor 3 What exogenous factors do you share with your doctor race etc 4 On a scale of 1 5 how comfortable do you feel about talking to your doctor about health disparities regarding your race Acknowledgements Shayla and Gretchen AmeriCorps Members AmeriCorps CRUSH HPAC University Hospitals Cleveland School of Science and Medicine Shaker Heights High School References Barbara C Schouten Ludwien Meeuwesen 2006 Cultural differences in medical communication A review of the literature Patient Education and 64 1 3 http www sciencedirect com science article pii S0738399105003563 Perloff R M Bonder B Ray G B Ray E B Siminoff L A 2006 Doctor Patient Communication Cultural Competence and Minority Health Theoretical and Empirical Perspectives American Behavioral Scientist 49 6 835 852 https doi org 10 1177 0002764205283804https www sciencedirect com science article pii S001 2369215310503 Richardson A et al 2006 Reduced to nods and smiles Experiences of professionals caring for people with cancer from black and ethnic minority groups European Journal of Oncology Nursing 10 2 http www sciencedirect com science article pii S1462388905000669

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How Puberty Affects the Body University Hospitals Health Scholars Shaker Heights High School John Butler Introduction The period during which adolescents reach sexual maturity and become capable of reproduction Planned Parenthood 2019 Females Your breasts develop and get bigger Your hips get wider and your body may become more curvy You start getting your period Males your voice gets lower and deeper Your penis and testicles will get bigger Hair may grow on your face and back and chest Your chests will get broader Ages from ages 8 14 MedlinePlues 2016 Survey Results Basic Questions about the biology behind puberty Next Steps Future Plans I want to raise awareness about puberty so teens will not get disgusted about themselves and feel embarrassed I hope to share my survey with a larger pool of respondents to gain more reliable data I also hope to make talking about puberty normal Area of Need Knowledge of how puberty affects the body needs to be shared throughout communities and talked about more openly because we don t want teens to think that they are disgusting or feel negatively about themselves We want them to know that it is normal and to know about the science and biology behind the process of puberty Objective To better understand whether or not teens have an understanding of basic biological principals related to puberty and gain their overall thoughts concerning their comfort with discussing puberty My hypothesis was that young people don t remember their sexual education training from years past and that they are not comfortable talking about puberty Moodi et al 2013 Project Description Acknowledgements Shayla and Gretchen AmeriCorps CRUSH HPAC University Hospitals Cleveland School of Science and Medicine Shaker Heights High School References Planned Parenthood Federation of America Inc 2019 Puberty https www plannedparenthood org learn teens puberty I want teens to know about what will happen to their body as they go through changes and look different This is important because teens could go through stress and think that they are disgusting but they re not though they are just going through changes Moodi Mitra et al Evaluating puberty health program effect on knowledge increase among female intermediate and high school students in Birjand Iran Journal of education and health promotion vol 2 57 30 Oct 2013 doi 10 4103 2277 9531 120851 MedlinePlus Puberty 2016 Retrieved online April 15 2019 https medlineplus gov puberty html

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What are the Effects of Caffeine Withdrawal University Hospitals Health Scholars CSSM Alicia Azap Delontae Goggans Jordan Kline Khamal Carter Marrio Wilson Pelumi Obasa Taylor Miller Results Introduction Caffeine is the most widely used stimulant in the world and is considered a drug It is present in a variety of products including beverages such as coffee tea soda energy drinks food products containing chocolate some energy bars Dietary supplements may contain herbal sources of caffeine such as guarana kola nuts green or black tea and cacao pods used to make chocolate products Caffeine can affect multiple biological processes but most notable are its effects on alertness vigilance and physical performance Caffeine blocks receptors in areas of the brain that control arousal and motivation Liberman et al Symptoms of caffeine withdrawal Kubala 2018 Headaches Eliminating caffeine causes increases blood flow to the brain which can cause headaches in some people Fatigue Coffee acts as a stimulant in the body and weaning off of it can make you feel tired and drowsy Anxiety The body can become both physically and psychologically dependent on caffeine This can lead to feelings of anxiety when withdrawing from it Difficulty Concentrating Caffeine increases your concentration significantly so stopping it or cutting back can drastically cause difficulty focusing Depressed Mood Caffeine causes increased alertness and can boost feelings of well being For regular caffeine consumers cutting it out may lead to a depressed mood Low Energy Caffeine is a stimulant that causes increased energy alertness and concentration Withdrawing can cause low energy in some people Hypothesis If a regular caffeine consumer stops consuming caffeine then a variety of aspects of their lives can be affected including sleep headaches and overall level of fatigue Objective Research Question Explain how caffeine affects the body What do people who use caffeine experience when they stop What are common symptoms when you stop using caffeine Are there withdrawals when you stop using caffeine The purpose of this experiment is to convey the effects of caffeine on the human body and inform community members on the impact of caffeine on the brain and body Research indicates that volunteers who participate in experiments that eliminate caffeine experience a level of fatigue that grows or says the same The volunteers in these studies typically use water as a substitute 86 3 of participants often report not having a headache whereas only 13 6 of participants often report having a headache On a scale from 1 6 1 being not very fatigued 6 being very fatigued the average level of fatigue was 4 5 On average the amount of time spent sleeping was found to be 7 1 hours per night These results do not allow for us to confidently suggest there is a strong relationship between caffeine withdrawal and sleep fatigue and headaches We would need to study participants over a long period of time to determine whether or not there are other factors contributing to headaches sleep issues or overall fatigue Similarly there is an issue with this being self reported We do not know if all of the respondents of this study were previously addicted to caffeine or not Uniformed Services Consortium 2019 Age when it comes to important factors of caffeine age is probably one of the only ones and the most important The age 35 and older who consume roughly three cups per day Weight Weight is also an important factor but only in the sense of how much you would consume For example a smaller person would use less caffeine than a bigger person which could make the withdraws much stronger because the amount of caffeine consumed Area of Need People consume too much caffeine which leads to problems Our purpose of doing this research is to inform people about what caffeine does to your body We also want people to know caffeine is a drug and know what happens if they stop ingesting caffeine after using it daily Research we have reviewed also addresses the effect the presence of caffeine has on other organisms such as daphnia zebrafish embryo development fruit fly activity or behavior or mutation rate etc Future Work Methods Find volunteers to stop drinking coffee for a week Write down what happened and how they felt Write a reflection Analyze the data Draw a conclusion Potential Participants Teachers Parents Older People Siblings Classmates Future research questions include Does watering seeds with caffeinated water affect germination Does the method of preparing coffee or tea affect the total amount of caffeine in the beverage If so which method results in a beverage with the most least caffeine References Kubala J 2018 8 Symptoms of Caffiene Withdrawal Healthline https www healthline com nutrition caffeine withdrawal symptoms section1 Lieberman HR Tharion WJ Shukitt Hale B Speckman KL et al Effects of caffeine sleep loss and stress on cognitive performance and mood during U S Navy SEAL training Psychopharmacology 2002 164 3 250 61 Uniformed Services University Consortium for Health and Military Performance Caffiene Retrieved on April 15 2019 from https www opss org caffeine Helmenstine Anne Marie Ph D Caffeine Science Fair Projects ThoughtCo Jun 13 2018 thoughtco com caffeine science fair project ideas609035 https news gallup com poll 184388 americans coffee consumption steady few cutback aspx Acknowledgements Shayla and Gretchen AmeriCorps Members AmeriCorps CRUSH HPAC University Hospitals Cleveland School of Science and Medicine Shaker Heights High School

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Sign Me Up Warren G Harding High School Mackenzie Johnson and Jurnee Coleman Background Methods Results For the past year we have had an ongoing campaign project pushing an initiative which will bring American Sign Language ASL to our school Warren G Harding High School as a foreign language class Last year we arranged and held meetings with our head principal and a few different members of the school board and in addition to that we got over 700 signatures from students and staff members all around the school vouching their interest in making this a foreign language here In making this a class we would be spreading awareness to the deaf community and dispersing the language further Sign language is also proven to help reduce stress and calm an individual by allowing them to put complete focus on the different hand motions and words they are trying to communicate 1 In this campaign we are spreading awareness to a new group of people and opening minds to a different unique way of communication Identified the lack of ASL knowledge in our school and community Developed our project ideas and determined the steps needed to be taken to complete our project Meeting with various teachers at Warren G Harding to obtain their support for this project Meeting with our school s Principal Mr Capers regarding the project details Decided to begin a petition to obtain at least 500 signatures from school and community members Enactment Collected 700 signatures We are going to present the completed petition with 700 signatures to Mr Capers Assessment We feel that we are having great success so far because we well exceeded our petition goal Share While awaiting a meeting with Mr Capers we are continuing petition awareness by organizing a homeroom ASL club sign up Organized and shot commercial footage for WSCN morning announcements Assembled the pitch commercial and distributed homeroom sign up sheets We will gather these completed sign up sheets by the end of April We will present the Principal with the additional sign up sheet data and support In order to complete the petition request for our Principal we needed to acquire 500 signatures We exceeded the set amount by over 200 gaining well over 700 signatures In addition we set our initial goal of club sign ups to least 100 students By Scholar s Day we will have run the commercial and should have sign ups coming in Stay tuned Area of Need There is a huge need for translators in the deaf community due to the amount of people who able to speak sign language is dwindling Consequently the deaf community is limited to what they can do where they can go and who they can talk to Communication is a natural right These are wise individuals who need help having a voice since many of them are nonverbal According to the World Federation of the Deaf there are 70 million people in the world who use sign language to communicate 3 Teaching groups of students in each generation of high school how to communicate via ASL will Address the growing need Open a new world of careers for the kids Open opportunities for the deaf community Future Plans In order to continue the mission of our petition and sign up we are going to establish an ASL club for the 2019 2020 school year We are going to obtain a certified teacher to become the advisor of this club and help create the student organization expectations In addition we will continue to market the new club throughout the beginning of the school year and encourage students to join Any student who signs up will receive a button which are going to serve to create further awareness around the school This button featured on the left will be given to any student who shows interest and joins the ASL club We hope that they will then be noticed on the individuals who wear them creating further interest and awareness for the club and language Acknowledgments Health Professions Affinity Community Valjean Pace HPAC Advisor AmeriCorps HPAC Leaders Tyler Poulakos and Hannah Grimes Mr Capers Warren G Harding Principal Students and staff of Warren G Harding References 2Askar Yara and University Communications Addressing the Growing Demand for Sign Language Interpreters UANews 19 Feb 2018 uanews arizona edu story addressing the growing demand forsign language interpreters 1Goldin Meadow Susan and Diane Brentari Gesture Sign and Language The Coming of Age of Sign Language and Gesture Studies Behavioral and Brain Sciences vol 40 2015 doi 10 1017 s0140525x15001247 3 Languages Unlimited LLC Languagesunlimited com 2013 sign languages Above is the team of students that helped us to make our ASL Club petition pitch commercial www languagesunlimited com 10 facts

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Don t Stress the Test Wilmington High School Paiton Walker Shelby Robertson Gabby Cook Blaine Cordell Project Description We are hosting a De stress event at Wilmington High School before final exam week During this we will have informative posters posted around the school with advice for studying and what people can do when they re stressed We will also have a booth at lunch that teaches the 5 4 3 2 1 stress coping mechanism through interactive stations We believe that test anxiety is an important problem at our school It is something that can be eased when provided with information on how to prepare before the test and keep calm and focused during the test We hope to provide students with the support they need to successfully make it through all of their final exams Objective Our objective is to have at least 50 students visit our interactive booth that teaches them the coping mechanism We will ask people to check off when they make it through the five stations so we can keep track of how many people completed it We feel that by educating a large number of students at our school about ways to keep calm during exams it will leave a lasting impact on the confidence of our peers going into final exam week Area of Need HPAC Leaders Shelby Robertson Paiton Walker Gabby Cook Blaine Cordell 5 4 3 2 1 Coping Mechanism The coping mechanism we are teaching at the interactive station is 5 4 3 2 1 It is a tool to use in situations where someone feels stressed out and anxious It calms the world down around them The process is to think about five things you see four things you can touch around you three things you hear two things you can smell and one thing you can taste 2 We will have stations at the booth that correlate with each of these steps This way we hope that this mechanism can stick into the minds of everyone who completes it Test anxiety is commonly experienced by teenagers It is the most prevalent issue present in schools with about 16 20 of students having high test anxiety and roughly 18 more of students reporting moderately high rates of test anxiety 1 This is something that we see in our community especially during the stresses of final exams Students who experience test anxiety will freeze up during the test and have memory reduction and comprehension confusion which results in lower test scores 1 Students who suffer from test anxiety need to be informed how they can most successfully prepare for and take their tests We hope to provide advice so the students in our school receive the grades they deserve References 1 Text Anxiety American Test Anxieties Association amtaa org 2 Killebrew Jordan 5 4 3 2 1 COPING TECHNIQUE Therapists www therapistsb com blog post 5 4 3 2 1 coping technique Community Partners We are partnering with Wilmington High School students and Counselor Tyler Williams We hope to partner with Clinton Memorial Hospital and Sunny Collins with Beauty Bar Salon Spa Next Steps Future Plans Our future plans are to hold another event next year similar to our Don t Stress the Test project this year According to the success of the program we will work on improving it and providing even more advice and assistance to the students at out school

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A Filling Future Windham High School Jacob Bryant Introduction Enactment Evaluation GOAL I had a goal for the head count of how many people I hoped would attend the dinner based upon how many showed up to each other dinner OUTCOME I first had to find out the normal number of people that typically attended the dinners The first dinner was Thanksgiving so we expected around 100 people but there was a blizzard so we thought that might affect the numbers We still reached our goal of 100 people every dinner FUTURE I will be teaching a rising senior how to continue this project next year The focus of my project was the Food Insecurity Rate FIR I chose this project because of the limited food sources in my town and I wanted to give back to my community First I identified a problem within Windham that also affects many community members in Portage County Windham is a food desert We have limited sources to fresh food and no grocery store I contacted Jordan Small a Windham alum who is heavily involved in the community and he helped with my project immensely I tackled this issue by learning how to host community dinners at the Renaissance Family Center After assisting with numerous dinners I planned and carried out my own to feed the community One of the skills I acquired was proper hygiene protocol for serving food as seen above Area Of Need Special Thanks To There are 161 000 residents in Portage County Approximately 15 24 000 individuals are below the poverty level Around 2 000 of those people are veterans 13 9 of Portage or 22 500 of individuals contribute to FIR 20 of those people are children which is around 6 400 kids Jordan Small made this possible in acting as my outside facilitator and connection to the community dinners AmeriCorps and Baldwin Wallace University HPAC Leaders Hannah Grimes Tyler Poulakos Tyler Fitzgerald Renaissance Family Center Windham OH Reference Methods I learned how to make various food items including this desert for the community Identified Windham is heavily affected by the poverty rates in Portage County Windham is a food desert Development Researched the areas in need and the FIR in the local area Reached out to Jordan Small for assistance Approached Renaissance Family Center for partnership Researched kitchen and service skills Carried out dinners Systems Data American FactFinder Community Facts 5 Oct 2010 https factfinder census gov faces nav jsf pages com muity_facts xhtml src bkmk Spring Photo Portage County OH Data USA https datausa io profile geo portage county oh Accessed 4 Dec 2019 An important step was making sure I washed my hands before preparing the meal

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Bond Together Friendships and Fun Windham High School Phillip Maiorca Social Interaction and Focus Assessing the Success PICTURE The problem of youth having difficulty socializing with one another or being able to make new friends is due to them not having this experience at a younger age Patino 2019 One way to correct this problem is simply by bringing the kids together and letting their natural instincts take over as they play and communicate during activities Greer 2013 Focusing in the classroom is always a problem Being active and handling tasks for 30 minutes will keep the brain moving and the blood pumping which in result will keep kids awake and ready to learn in the classroom Fitness 2016 Picture 1 The most popular station will likely be the virtual reality headset How I Developed This Plan The Plan for My Event I wanted my senior project to stand out from the rest I was a Camp Fitch counselor for 6th graders and thoroughly enjoyed how they interacted with each other to solve problems and compete in events The problem was that some of the kids did not want to leave their social circle and interact with others This project will help bring kids together from outside their social circle and help them make new friends I was able to think of some activities from camp fitch that the kids enjoyed I also included some of my favorite hobbies From personal experience and multiple resources 30 minutes of activity will help the body stay energized and focused Each day there will be different groups at different stations Groups will complete activities and games that I have learned from Camp Fitch along with the everyday sports games such as Knock Out Hot Shot football and jump rope The main event that most kids will want to interact with is the virtual reality headset that will be played in the computer room on my PlayStation 4 Everyday the students will answer one question about the knowledge they learned about their partners to me or my other helpers The more they know about each other the more successful the project will be The questions will be very simple such as what is their favorite color and what types of sports does your partner play or which clubs are they involved in There will also be a survey on the final day asking if the students enjoyed the interaction and if they believe other students would enjoy this project Those That Helped In My Project I would like to thank the following in their support for my project Fellow senior Ron Nix and my brother Colton Maiorca for their support Windham Schools for letting me use the gym along with the computer room for the VR Camp Fitch for helping me come up with this project and team building skills that are demonstrated for certain activities My father who has been a huge inspiration on me and my fellow classmates to always stick together and always do the right thing in and out of the classroom AmeriCorps Members Tyler Fitzgerald Tyler Poulakos and Hannah Grimes Senior Capstone Advisor Tamara Brown References Fitness G 9 Benefits of 30 Mins of Exercise Per Day Genesis Health and Fitness 11 Apr 2016 https www genesisfitness com au blog 9 benefits 30 minsexercise day Greer S Improving Kids Social Skills Parents 19 May 2013 https www parents com kids development social improving kidssocial skills Patino Erica Understanding Your Child s Trouble With Social Skills Understood 15 Apr 2019 https www understood org en learning attention issues childlearning disabilities social skills issues understanding childstrouble with social skills Picture 2 Based on my experience one of the activities that were enjoyed by most children includes basketball

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Windham Hydroponics Adam Chambers Windham Local Schools Introduction Assessment Evaluation I chose to begin this project of implementing a hydroponics garden at my high school because food deserts and hunger are prominent issues in our community Windham High School received a hydroponic system last year and it has been unused so I took it upon myself to put it together and get it running With this garden we will be able to provide fruits and vegetables to those in need especially the students at our school since so many of them live in poverty We will be able to donate the food to the food pantry and community dinners in Windham The Windham school cafeteria has also agreed to accept vegetable and fruits grown in the hydroponic system The expected outcome is to have a constant garden with good quality food for anyone who needs it This year I was not able to produce any produce and that is because my time was spent gathering supplies setting up the garden and helping new students learn everything they will need to know for next year Next year when we have everything we need the main goal will be to produce at least 10 plants or more Within the next few years we will have a fully functioning hydroponic garden which will be sustainable for years Area of Need Figure 1 The above seeds are being collected for the planting stage of the project to occur in the 2019 2020 school year Methods Hydroponic systems are the future of food and gardening and there is already a demand for the system Hydroponic gardens have been found to be a more reliable resource when it comes to growing produce due to an unlimited need of oxygen and the amount of water that is needed Woodward 2017 I plan to use this system to address the lack of produce that is accessible to Windham school lunches In Windham we may have many undeveloped fields but we do not have much farm land Also the harsh winter weather could cause many issues with the produce growth Luckily the hydroponics system can allow year round growth and growth without soil National Park Service 2018 Due to the benefits of the hydroponics system and the lack of access to year round farming in Windham this system will allow better produce and nutrients to be brought into our community consistently Figure 2 Filling the hydroponics pot system with clay pellets Figure 3 The hydroponics pot filled with the clay pellets to help with growing Identified food insecurity as the health disparity to be addressed with this project Developed a project to utilize the hydroponics system currently being stored at the high school Researched germination methods of plants and best practices for beginning a hydroponics garden Obtained approval to begin assembling the hydroponics system Assembled hydroponics system and began setting up the needed equipment Wrote grant application for needed supplies clay pellets seeds Obtained a grow light from Youngstown State University Obtained plants donated from Gearhart Garden and began experimenting with growing Continuously watering and monitoring plants to ensure survival Set up succession plan for next school year with information needed to effectively begin the hydroponics system Figure 4 Gearhart Gardens donated plants to the Windham High School hydroponics system to begin growing and testing out the capabilities of the grow light Acknowledgements Tamara Brown HPAC Advisor AmeriCorps members Tyler Poulakos Hannah Grimes Tyler Fitzgerald Windham Local School Youngstown State University Gearhart Garden Works Cited Woodward K Hydroponics The Future of Farming Food Processing Technology 16 Aug 2017 Hydroponics A Better Way to Grow Food National Park Service 21 May 2018

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KT Movie Night Austin Carmen Windham Local Schools Introduction Results For my project I set up a movie night for elementary students at Katherine Thomas Elementary School in Windham Ohio I am aware of many students who do not have close relationships with their parents and this project was designed to fix that I developed and implemented the following details Movie Polar Express Where Katherine Thomas elementary cafeteria Treats provided Hot chocolate popcorn arts and crafts Purpose To bring families together to socialize and provide an opportunity for children and parents to have an inexpensive outing together I assessed my project by evaluating how many students and parents we were able to attend the KT Movie Night I initially aimed to reach 10 parents and students The final count was 16 students and parents that were able to attend the event Last year only 12 students and parents were able to attend We surpassed that number this year and improved the outreach and communication to the attendees Above is the flyer distributed to the students attending Katherine Thomas elementary school Area of Need Methods There are many benefits to parents and children having a strong relationship and sharing special moments together According to Lifestyle Capital parent and child interaction can help by giving children their identity Children who spend adequate time with their parents have a firm identity When a child has a strong identity their potential for independence is more profound Additionally According to the New Age Parent A solid bond between parent and child is a vital prerequisite for a healthy relationship as your child reaches adolescence When a child is in a loving and inclusive environment it increases their overall mental and physical health Parental bonds foster a successful and prosperous future For my project I needed to do the following things Reserved KT Cafeteria by contacting Mrs Malone KT Principal Designed informational flyer for the families Worked with Mrs Brown to obtain the Polar Express movie Researched arts crafts activities on Pinterest Gathered needed art supplies and materials for the craft session Prepared popcorn and hot chocolate Collected RSVPs Supervised families as they were enjoying the movie and spending time together Personal Reflection From hosting a KT movie night I learned the importance of getting students and their families together I made sure to provide an activity during colder weather and I made the event free for all I enjoyed doing this because I like interacting with younger students and it was a way for me to give back to Windham Acknowledgements Tamara Brown HPAC Advisor AmeriCorps members Tyler Poulakos Hannah Grimes Tyler Fitzgerald Windham Local School Melissa Malone Katherine Thomas Elementary School Principal References Why Parents Should Spend More Time With Their Children Capital Lifestyle 8 June 2018 www capitalfm co ke lifestyle 2018 06 08 why parents shouldspend more time with their children 4 Reasons Why Parents Should Spend More Time With Their Child The New Age Parents thenewageparents com why we need to spend time with ourchildren Students and parents enjoying the Polar Express movie to foster family connections Students and parents gathering in the cafeteria of Katherine Thomas elementary before the movie night began

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Mats for the Homeless Windham Local Schools Hunter Shackelford Introduction Assessment Evaluation For my project I am working to create waterproof mats for the homeless These mats can be used as a rug bed pillow seat The uses are limitless and the homeless population can benefit from having this versatile item I hope it will relieve some stress that they face when out in the elements When I am finished with the mats I am going to donate the plastic mats to the recreation center in Windham and they will distribute them to those in need I will pass my project on to a junior so it can be sustainable for years to come Hopefully over the next few years we will be able to donate a significant amount of mats My goal for this project was to make a multi purpose mat for someone in need I set an initial goal to learn how to make the bag mats and complete at least 2 mats before school is done I unfortunately was unable to work on this project all year However I was able to ensure that the research and information is available to pass down to a rising senior I plan to periodically check to see if any mats have been used and it is my hope that our mats will be able to help someone in need Fortunately I will achieve these goals by the completion of the 2019 school year and will begin obtaining feedback regarding the mats that were completed Since I am pioneering this project I will create a plan manual with instructions and tips for the next senior My main purpose for doing this project was to make something that will help a person through difficult times Area of Need Homelessness is a prominent issue in the United States According to Bill Quigley Over half a million people are homeless On any given night there are over 600 000 homeless people in the U S This significant fact shows that the homeless population is plaguing a large portion of Americans Quigley also states One quarter of homeless people are children HUD reports that on any given night over 138 000 of the homeless in the U S are children under the age of 18 Both of these facts prove that intervention for the homeless population is crucial and in need of immediate attention Lastly According to Family Promise 68 of the cities reporting in the 2010 Mayor s Report had to turn away homeless families with children because of a lack of available shelter beds This makes the need for the plastic mats immediate as it can help those who are turned away in the event of overcrowding Methods Identified homelessness as the health disparity being addressed Developed a project through research which would benefit those affected by homelessness Obtained approval from teacher to begin this project as my senior project Began acquiring shopping bags to be used Researched ways to effectively and efficiently make the bag mats Acquired a hula hoop and began tying pre cut plastics bags to make the mat Enlisted other students to learn how to make these mats Researched potential donation locations to place the mats for individuals to take if needed Compiled research and tips for next senior to take over the project Hunter Shackelford working on the plastic bag mats to be donated to a local homeless shelter Each mat will take approximately two weeks to make and will be continued through the 20182019 school year These are the bags I used to make the mat At the beginning of the mat I was using roughly 40 bags until I had to tie again After I experimented with the double bags I used roughly 80 bags until I had to tie again In total I used roughly 350 bags for each mat Acknowledgements Tamara Brown HPAC Advisor AmeriCorps Members Tyler Poulakos Hannah Grimes Tyler Fitzgerald Windham Local School Works Cited Quigley Bill 10 Facts About Homelessness HuffPost 13 Oct 2014 https www huffpost com entry ten factsabout homelessn_b_5977946 Fast Facts About Homelessness and Poverty Family Promise Family Promise https familypromise org fast facts abouthomelessness and poverty Accessed 4 Dec 2019

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Planting the Seed of Creativity Windham Junior Senior High School Tre Madgett Introduction Putting my Plan into Action As a senior student I have noticed throughout my time in a public school system that outlets for creativity are sometimes lacking Besides art class and music class there is little room for creativity in other subjects and classrooms Creativity in my generation and generations after mine is needed more than ever for jobs The job fields are becoming increasingly innovative and technical with the advance of technology Hence the need for creativity It can help someone adapt to a new field by helping that person to be openminded allowing them more potential to learn in different ways or discover a new way to use their knowledge Creativity opens doors for new jobs in job industries that are advancing Creativity leads to adaptability innovation and more learning potential I chose to implement a creative writing class in my school because I aspire to be an author and write books that inspire others to think outside of the box IDEAS Model Area of Need In India 2 company executives created a contest within their employees to be used as a study to examine the need for creativity in business and their employees response to its inclusion The contestants had to solve situations in a smart and differentiated way while remaining within some business parameters In a follow up survey more than 500 employees reported that they felt that the creative project boosted morale innovative thinking and company culture An article published by Northeastern University noted that Apple is a prime example that creativity and innovation are key in businesses It found that simply showing the Apple logo to students or workers boosted the creative thoughts and the ideas they put on paper or into projects Identification I recognized a lack of creativity within the public school system excluding the fine arts types of classes I decided to help usher forth creativity by beginning my creative writing lesson implementation Development As a senior student I felt that all of the ways I am tested and graded are mundane and needed flare I asked a couple of teachers if they d allow me to implement my project in their classroom My project involved coming in and teaching a creative writing class in which the students would create short stories I watched several video tutorials to gather ideas and to plan how I would begin teaching the class Enactment I taught two classes resulting in very well written stories The students worked well together and were very engaged during small note lessons Assessment I am still gathering my final assessment piece to determine how students felt the writing class benefited them and if they d like to see more lessons like this included in their classes Share I am working to find a junior or sophomore to continue this project next year I plan to talk to a junior or sophomore about continuing or taking this project and turning it into something more When the project evaluations are returned I will put together notes to be passed down to the next student willing to take this project on Regardless I hope these students take what I taught and apply it to projects or and their own personal academics Overall I hope they as well as the teachers enjoyed the inclusion of creativity and will further see its benefits down the road Evaluation Acknowledgements I was able to work with two classes and both were really engaged in class activities My first class came up with the idea to write a horror mystery short story and even make an example character The second class decided to make an Example story excerpt which fell under Medieval Fantasy and the classic prince saves the princess just as example The six stories that came from both classes were very well written for 7th and 8th graders They really worked hard The way I would deem myself successful is by the way the students use what I taught My final assessment a program evaluation was recently distributed to the students and I will be analyzing those results when completed This will help me to understand what needs improved if the project is to continue and will allow me to tailor it based upon what the students likes and dislikes were Time will tell if they are taking the small things I taught and using the techniques I hope to see them asking their teachers for more creative projects and assignments This is a snapshot that I took of my students development in their projects Pictured is some of their ideas for character development as we jotted them down Next Steps Future Plans Mr Pressell 7th 8th grade teacher at Windham I used his class to teach and complete this project Mrs Brown Senior project Seminar Advisor HPAC Health Professions Affinity Community allowed me to have a greater reach with my project and offered mentorship along the way AmeriCorps Members Hannah Grimes Tyler Poulakos and Tyler Fitzgerald References Encouraging Employee Creativity Boosts Innovation Results The Boston Globe BostonGlobe com 1 Mar 2015 www bostonglobe com business 2015 03 01 encouraging employeecreativity boosts innovation results KiRxeXYMEoUlWp2ITtbn8J story html The Importance of Creativity in Business Northeastern University Graduate Programs 20 Apr 2018 www northeastern edu graduate blog creativityimportance in business

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STRETCH FOR STRESS Windham High School Riley Mullen Project Description Methods Senior year of high school can be one of the most exciting and transforming times in life However it can also be a very stressful time filled with important life decisions I felt the need to show senior students some alternative ways to find stress relief so that they do not feel as overwhelmed during this time in their life I have found that yoga and meditation are peaceful to the mind allowing you to calm down and focus I wanted to share this fun and stress relieving activity with my fellow classmates I felt that they may enjoy it but simply lacked knowledge about its benefits Throughout my research I came across many articles explaining the benefits that yoga and meditation provide for the body and mind I wanted to share my research with these students to better prepare them to handle their stress Thus I decided to engage students by developing this project in which I brought a yoga class instructor into the senior class period I presented a lesson sharing my research before co leading the yoga class with the instructor which was a huge hit Identify Being a senior in high school I know the stresses we face Pressure to meet graduation requirements college admission deadlines and requirements Decided to teach my classmates fun ways to relieve stress Wanted to connect my own love for yoga and mediation and my senior project into on Developing a Plan I chose to focus on the senior class At first I considered teaching the class myself but ultimately decided to find an outside facilitator for the yoga class Arranged for Lauren Hellekson from Moksha Yoga in Ravenna OH to come in and co lead a yoga meditation stress relief session on March 18th Enacting My event on March 18th was a huge success I co led a class spreading awareness about the benefits of yoga meditation for stress relief and taught students about 4 core exercises they can practice anywhere or anytime voice guided meditation light stretches tapping and mindful breathing Evaluation Above left I am pictured presenting my lesson to the students on the benefits of yoga to health and the benefits it proposes for stress relief Above right Yoga instructor Lauren getting the yoga lesson started Research Meditation and yoga techniques can be used to adopt an attitude of relaxation No matter what may happen you can give yourself permission to be peaceful According to kidshealth org Yoga can help reduce stress because it promotes relaxation which is the natural opposite of stress Yoga can benefit three aspects of ourselves that are often affected by stress our body mind and breathing During a national survey over 85 of people reported that yoga relieves stress according to Marlynn Wei M D J D in her article Yoga for Stress Relief published on Psychology Today Above the senior students are pictured participating in the yoga poses and exercises that we taught them Future Plans Would like to arrange for a yoga instructor to come in to Windham Schools at least once a month I consulted with my senior project advisor towards making this happen Lauren instructor was more than happy to offer help towards our plan to widen this practice I would like for all ages in this school to be able to participate After getting an estimate on the monthly cost towards hiring Lauren to instruct a class we are going to work on finding funding for our new program Stretch for Stress To evaluate my success I created an education based survey which was given to the students to answer before and after our lesson This was to ensure they were learning about the benefits of yoga and meditation Below are the results from the 12 students who participated Based on the results students gained knowledge and the benefits of yoga and meditation I also received a lot of positive feedback on the final evaluation with most students reporting that they enjoyed the event and thought it was useful to students Students are completing the pre and post survey measuring their knowledge and gathering their opinions about the program Acknowledgements Tamara Brown Senior Advisor Lauren Hellekson Instructor and owner of Moksha Yoga Health Professions Affinity Community AmeriCorps at Baldwin Wallace University Hannah Grimes Tyler Poulakos and Tyler Fitzgerald References Yoga for Stress Relief for Teens KidsHealth The Nemours Foundation 2019 kidshealth org en teens yoga stress html Yoga for Stress Relief Psychology Today Sussex Publishers Dec 2015 www psychologytoday com us blog urban survival 201512 yoga stressrelief

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D R U M Difficulties Relieved Using Music Windham High School Kylee Gardner Introduction Research And Statistics Students in Portage County especially at Windham schools are more stressed than in past years My project aims to reduce stress through music by using a drum circle I also plan to bring more awareness to the music program to show students that this could be a year long way to relieve stress I received 14 drums to use during testing week I have been working alongside our Band Program Director to show the students different techniques and songs to play By informing students about music and engaging them in school activities this will hopefully reduce their stress and improve their overall health in the future On average 11 of Portage County youth needed counseling for such conditions In Portage County Nearly 60 percent of children may encounter some kind of extended emotional developmental or behavioral problem that will last a year Watson 2016 The Portage County Health Needs Assessment provides significant evidence that there are high levels of stress in children s lives A research study done by the Meadville Medical Center proves that group drumming music therapy creates a positive stress response that actually strengthens the immune system during the group activity This data suggests that by engaging the students through group drumming and getting them active in extracurriculars their overall health will improve Bittman 2001 Enactment and Future Plans Drum circles were performed on April 9th and April 11th during both lunch periods Two separate groups participated each day for a total of four drum circle times I plan to work with the Band Director to continue offering the drum circle to students so that they know that they have somewhere to go to relieve their stress during testing weeks To measure the success I recorded attendance with a goal of 20 students Actual attendance was 42 I also distributed a survey at the end of the event to measure attendees feedback on the drum circle activity s ability to relieve student stress Goal was to have 75 respond favorably Result was 90 favorable 7 or above Students were also asked whether they enjoyed the activity Goal was to have 75 answer yes Result was 98 answered yes Acknowledgements Windham students relieving their stress through a drum circle Objectives Reduce stress during state testing by offering a drum circle during lunch period Increase the health of students by reducing their stress and getting them involved in extracurricular activities Get students interested in music by introducing them to new musical techniques and styles Increase participation in band given this could be a yearlong stress relieving activity Results Band Director Mr Stamp teaching students about drumming techniques and how to relieve stress while playing I would like to thank the following for their support Stephen Noah Greenberg drum donations AmeriCorps HPAC Mrs White for donating her room Mr Stamp for teaching the drum circle participants how to relieve stress Mr Burns Windham Vice Principal Jeff Harrell Upward Bound Director AmeriCorps Members Tyler Fitzgerald and Kaley Furner Methods References Researched student health of middle and high school students focusing on their amounts of stress Brainstormed different ways to address the amount of stress in students today Concluded that music therapy is a successful way for students to relieve stress Decided that forming a drum circle during testing would be an effective way for students to reduce their stress Bittman Barry B Berk Lee S Composite Effects of Group Drumming Music Therapy Alternative Therapies in Health and Medicine 7 1 Jan 2001 38 47 Watson K Portage County Community Health Status Assessment 2016 Examining the Health of Portage County 10 Mar 2016 Students enjoying the drum circle during testing

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Growing Windham One Plant at a Time Windham Jr Sr High School Alyssa Mangus Liberty Inman Chanyse Jones Brielle Jones Sydnie Sweet Our Project Windham Ohio is a small rural community without a lot of community resources As students living in Windham we want to make our community more attractive to future residents Through research our group learned that flowers are the most popular way to attract others to an area and expand their environment Farrelly 2018 For our project we wanted to plant more flowers around Windham However due to the cold weather we decided to begin by helping people that need more beauty where they live Most of the residents at Woodlands Health Rehab Center do not have many decorations or live plants in their rooms so we decided to help the residents grow their own plants Live plants can make a home comforting and beautiful We also learned that stress is common among elderly people and activities like gardening can have positive health benefits Detweiler 2012 Windham 5th grade students before entering Woodlands Health and Rehab Center Project Day Results Goal To create and decorate planters with at least 15 residents We had exactly 15 residents Many of the residents made comments including This was one of the most enjoyable days I have had in a long time You gave me something to look forward to Our project was successful because we not only made 15 planters for the residents to keep but we spent the day talking to the residents and making their day better Special Thanks To Windham HPAC students preparing the plant holders for the residents We would like to thank the following people for their help in making our project a success Kim Stall Activity Director at Woodlands Health Rehab Center Residents at Woodlands Health Rehab Center Our family for helping donate the 2 liter bottles and gardening supplies Mr Burns Windham V P AmeriCorps members Tyler Fitzgerald Kaley Furner and Hannah Grimes Windham HPAC students instructing the residents on how the planters work Methods In order to enact our project we used the following steps Contacted Kim Stall at Woodlands Health Rehab Center Gained permission to go to the Rehab center Researched the best homemade pots for plants Created permission slips with our HPAC leader Received donations from family and school classmates to get our supplies Gained permission from Windham Vice Principal Mr Burns to receive transportation to the Rehab center Made the pots out of all donated 2 liters Practiced making the plants Went to the Rehab center and made the planters with the residents HPAC students and AmeriCorps members preparing for our planting activity with the residents Works Cited Detweiler M and et al What is the Evidence to Support the Use of Therapeutic Gardens for the Elderly National Center for Biotechnology Information 2012 May 22 Farrelly L How Are Flowers Useful to Us Hunker 2018 Windham students decorating the planters with the residents

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A Handheld Distraction Windham High School Kara Wilde Introduction Area of Need My Results My project focused on the issue of phone addiction in today s youth When adults mention a difference between the time they were young to today s children phone addiction is usually mentioned I am lucky to say that I am one of few high schoolers who is not addicted to their mobile device I am one of very few students to have received my own phone at a later age when I was a sophomore However today it is not unusual to witness students as young as elementary school pulling out phones in school Children are losing the capabilities to communicate properly because of their addiction towards phones My goal is educate the younger population on why phone addiction can be a serious issue in our society therefore hoping to improve their communication with one another and realizing there is more to life than a digital screen The average person checks their phone 52 times a I anticipated 10 middle schoolers to attend my presentation and 13 were present I handed out a worksheet that included sections about what they learned My goal was to have 75 or more of the students grasp an interesting statistic or fact from the presentation After reviewing the worksheets 92 12 13 of the students remembered two or more facts that were shared My project was a success based on the number of attendees and facts that were memorized day Spangler 2018 The average time spent on a smartphone is 2 hours and 51 minutes not including other electronic devices How Much Time Do People Spend On Their Phones in 2017 2017 Teens who spend 5 hours on their phone a day are 71 more likely to exhibit suicide risk factors 8th graders who are heavy users of Social Media have a 27 higher risk of depression GarciaNavarro 2017 85 of smartphone users check their phone while speaking to others Smartphone Addiction Facts Phone Usage Statistics 2018 Methods To properly educate students I accomplished the following steps Talked to my HPAC leaders about the goals of my project Researched phone addiction in order to understand the subject Found a target audience of Windham middle school students Developed a PowerPoint with information that would be unforgettable to the students Incorporated scenarios to the presentation to keep the students interested Made a worksheet where students were able to take notes on the issue Chose a date and location to enact my project Presented the project on April 1st Measured the knowledge gained by students by examining the completed worksheets Picture 1 The audience was the middle school HPAC students that ranged between 5th 7th grade In conclusion I believe my project was a success Everything went smoothly and went to plan It was incredible to witness some of the change in opinions by students from when they entered to when they left the presentation I hope to share this presentation with future audiences including the school board By informing them of the issues it could possibly be enforced by staff to reprimand students who are constantly on their phones at school By combatting phone addiction we are able to spend more time concerned with those that surround us Phone addiction is avoidable we just have to find the right balance References Spangler T Are Americans Addicted to Smartphones Variety 14 Nov 2018 How Much Time Do People Spend On Their Phones in 2017 Hackernoon 9 May 2017 Garcia Navarro L The Risk of Teen Depression and Suicide is Linked to Smartphone Use National Public Radio 17 Dec 2017 Smartphone Addiction Facts Phone Usage Statistics Bank My Cell 2019 Acknowledgments I would like to thank the following for helping make my project a success Guidance counselor Mrs Gainard for helping me brainstorm some activities for the students HPAC Advisor Senior Capstone teacher Mrs Brown for her guidance and allowing me to host my event in her classroom AmeriCorps Members Tyler Fitzgerald Tyler Poulakos and Hannah Grimes Conclusion Picture 2 I presented my information about phone addiction by presenting skits scenarios and a PowerPoint Picture 3 In order to keep the students engaged I had them fill out a worksheet while discussing the issue

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Helping the Elderly Shine On Windham Jr Sr High School Tearra McCall Leah Thomas and Malaysia Ogletree Our Project One of the biggest issues in our community compared to others is that many people do not have a social network The people mostly affected by this issue are the elderly in or around Windham Many live alone and have no family or friends to visit them in their time of need It was found that 13 5 of elderly patients that require home health care or live in rehabilitation centers are affected by depression Hurley 2019 To overcome this issue of depression among the elderly we decided to research the best ways to help them combat this health issue We found that by interacting with them in fun and playful activities we can help decrease their stress and give them more moments of joy Szanton 2015 This is why we chose to visit the residents at one of our local rehabilitation centers and have an activity day with them We chose activities that would be fun for all residents that might be facing different health and mental issues Project Day Activities Results Goal was to have 15 residents participate in the activities Reached exactly 15 participants Many of the residents had comments like I wish more people would come in and do this with us You girls just made my day Our project was a success because we were able to interact with 15 residents with our craft activities Based on their comments we know that we helped brighten their day Special Thanks HPAC students creating friendship bracelets with the residents We would like to thank the following for making our project happen Kim Stall Activity Director at Woodlands Health Rehab Center Residents at Woodlands Health Rehab Center Our family and classmates for donating the supplies for our activities Windham Vice Principal Mr Burns AmeriCorps Members Tyler Fitzgerald Kaley Furner and Hannah Grimes Windham 5th grade students before entering Woodlands Health and Rehabilitation Center HPAC students leading a leaf rubbing activity with the residents Methods To enact our project we used the following steps Reached out to Kim Stall Activity Director at Woodlands Health Rehabilitation Center Gained permission to visit the Rehab center Researched the best activities to do with the residents Created permission slips with our HPAC leader Received donations from family and classmates to get our supplies Gained permission from Windham Vice Principal Mr Burns for school transportation to the Rehab center Organized our donated materials for each activity Practiced for each activity Visited the Rehab center and made crafts with the residents HPAC students interacted with the residents while making cards for the veterans Works Cited Hurley K Depression in the Elderly Psycom 7 Mar 2019 Szanton S Walker R and et al Older Adults Favorite Activities are Resoundingly Active Findings From the NHATS Study Geriatric Nursing Apr 2015 Vol 36 Issue 2 pp 131 135 HPAC students and residents made cards for the veterans that were given to a local veteran center

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Helping Women Discover Their Wings Windham High School Gina Brown Female Empowerment Plan for Enactment Day Assessment The media and other forms of advertisement are photoshopping the female figure to persuade women to become something they are not Social Media has been scientifically linked with causing depression in young girls Which can possibly lead to obesity eating disorders Most of the ads tell women that they are nothing without their products Tran 2014 A study proves that the majority of women believe they are only desirable if they are perfect Vaughn 2013 People between 12 18 have the lowest self esteem due to the change that is happening to their bodies Fat shaming and other forms of bullying can make females self conscious about their appearance Vitelli 2018 Social and cultural pressures can be especially brutal for girls when it comes to body weight and physical attractiveness Girls stifle their opinions personalities and interests and instead pretend to be what they think boys want them to be Nolen Hoeksema 2010 Social Media is popular and very influential in today s society Girls not only in my community but all over the world struggle with self esteem and confidence My project aims to help girls like myself find encouragement and power within themselves It is always important to love and feel beautiful within your own skin I plan on providing nail hair and make up services to junior and senior female students that are attending prom I am currently speaking to the Maplewood Career Center Cosmetology program for possible volunteers to make this occur I also plan to have Kimberly Inthavong an AmeriCorps member speak about how girls should feel more important and love who they are Director of 2019 Prom on Us Vickie Smith has agreed to collaborate with this project by donating gift certificates that can be used towards prom dresses or local salons These will be given out as a reward to a few lucky girls that plan to attend My day of enactment will be assessed through attendance Confidence Levels Between Males and Females of Many Age Ranges Figure 1 A study was done to prove that confidence which effects self esteem is lower in females of all age ranges YPulse Project Development I completed the following process to help finalize my project Researched how society affects girls self esteem and how they view themselves Brainstormed how I could make girls feel better about themselves Sent out a Google form asking girls if they would like to attend free services for makeup and nails provided at our school Reached out to organizations and people who can help enhance ideas and collaborate in my project Concluded that the best time to enact was around prom because that is the day girls should feel their best and be comfortable with who they are Above Below Services that I hope to provide are free nail and hair makeovers provided by one of the local career center cosmetology departments of junior and senior female students that attend my event Portion of the event was made mandatory by Windham High School This includes the speech that will be presented by Kimberly Inthavong For this first part of the project my goal is to have 40 of the junior and seniors females that plan on attending prom The other portion of my event will be voluntary which will consist of the Maplewood or Kent Roosevelt Cosmetology students coming in to help with Windham prom preparation Since this is voluntary my goal is to have 25 of the junior and senior females that plan on attending prom Special Thanks I would like to thank the following for helping make my project occur Maplewood Career Center and Kent Roosevelt Cosmetology Programs for student volunteers to help with Windham female students preparation for prom through nails hair and make up Vickie Smith director of 2019 Prom on Us who was willing to donate gift certificates toward prom dresses or salons for the event AmeriCorps Member Kimberly Inthavong for offering to speak to Windham girls on improving their self esteem and learning to love one s self AmeriCorps Member Kaley Furner for helping in her connections with the cosmetology programs around the area Windham Senior HPAC Advisor Tamara Brown AmeriCorps Members Tyler Fitzgerald Tyler Poulakos and Hannah Grimes for helping make my project a reality References Tran M The Effect of Social Media in Young Girls HuffPost 21 Apr 2014 Vaughn B Why Do Some Women Have The Need Constantly To Feel Pretty or Desirable Quora 10 Dec 2013 Vitelli R The Science of Body Esteem Psychology Today 17 Apr 2018 Nolen Hoeksema S The Truth About Women and Self Esteem Psychology Today 21 Jan 2010

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I Can t Stress This Enough Windham Jr Sr High School Abigail Cope and Katie Kulmala Our Project Assessing Our Success Final Thoughts During the months of March and April testing for students between sixth to twelfth grade is causing major stress Based on experience stress for students begins when reaching the halfway point of grade school which is sixth grade A study completed by Ohio State University proved that stress has a correlation with future mental health issues Crane 2018 To avoid the risks of decreased health in adulthood it is best to care for the situation at a young age Even at a young age stress could dampen the immune system thus increasing major health problems Stress 2019 Our group decided that we would like to help the sixth grade in understanding stress reliving techniques or activities By teaching the students about what could help them they will be more inclined to try these activities at home Each group was expected to visit four to six of the stations The more stations they were able to visit the more stress relief we hoped students would feel Luckily 100 of the students on all three days of the project visited more than four of the stations Students mentioned that they felt more relieved of stress than before they came in the room Sixth graders also mentioned that they would like to do a few of these activities at home including stress relief rubber glove making Jenga and coloring The only negative comment was that students felt a bit rushed to visit each station due to the short time period We do believe this project was overall a success based on the number of stations visited and the comments from the students The activities were great stress relievers for the sixth grade students We hope that they practice these stress free activities at home when they become overwhelmed with school For students to succeed in life they need to work hard but remain healthy at the same time It is difficult for students to find the correct balance between free time and school work Our goal was to show these students that even a short time away from school can help you remain happy and optimistic We felt that our project was a success based on how much the students enjoyed the activities and witnessing stress relief among the groups Our Methods We performed the following steps to enact our project Researched the prevalence of stress for students Researched basic stress relieving activities Received donations from the YSU Buddies Not Barriers group for our project activities Gained permission from Windham principal and vice principal to host our enactment at the school Partnered with the gym and band sixth grade classes for the students to have a period of stress relief activities Received permission from Mrs Brown to have our donations stored in her room Enactment We had six stations during the enactment period Kinetic sand Stress relief rubber glove making legos Coloring Reading Jenga and Yahtzee Play Doh Because we only had 35 minutes per class we had students spend five minutes at each station to learn all of the activities Students could partner up or join small groups so that they felt comfortable in their social circle HPAC members went around to each group to talk about how each station could help reduce stress Picture 1 Our group made sure to visit each station and explain why each activity was meant to help with ones stress Special Thanks To Our group would like to thank the following Windham Principal Mr Marinucci and Vice Principal Mr Burns for allowing us to host our project at Windham Local Schools YSU Buddies Not Barriers for donating their supplies Mrs Brown for allowing us to store the donations in her room The gym teachers Mr Gross and Mrs Harrah who gave two days for their students to participate The band teacher Mr Stamp who allowed his sixth grade class a day to participate Sixth grade gym and band students who participated AmeriCorps Members Tyler Fitzgerald and Kaley Furner Research Crane M Study Could Help Explain How Childhood Stress Contributes to Anxiety Depression The Ohio State University 5 Nov 2018 Stress Harvard Health Publishing 2019 Picture 2 Students were able to visit any of the six stations during the 35 minute period

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We are Windham CCUC Community Clean Up Crew Windham Junior Senior High School Aubrey Barker Jace Heil Wyatt Roberts Justice Inman Cody Enk Bryson Durenda Overview Our Project We are 7th graders at Windham Jr Sr High School We have noticed a large amount of trash in our community For our project we decided to clean up our community park We held a park cleanup day in March where our group raked leaves and cleaned up trash and debris This is one of the only parks we have continuous access to Parts of our town are in bad shape we no longer have a grocery store in our town and nothing has replaced that empty storefront Some of our roads are falling apart and we don t want our parks to fall apart as well We care about our community and want to make sure people want to come to Windham and feel safe while they are here On March 27th we walked from our school to Windham Park We were provided rakes gloves and trash bins to clean up the park We filled up two industrial size trash cans We found sandals lots of socks cigarettes cups bottles cardboard and more We enjoyed our experience and want to do it again We are in the process of already trying to organize another clean up day for April Results We were able to cover 2 miles of trash between our schools and the park in only 2 hours with 6 people We picked up and loaded the back of a dumpster with sticks from the park area We filled 2 large trash bags and 2 industrial bins with trash Introduction Every year the United States generates approximately 230 million tons of trash about 4 6 pounds per person per day Litter costs us so much money According to a KAB study done in America it costs 11 5 billion dollars annually to clean up litter Most litter is made from cigarette butts and fast food items Sadly 75 of people admit to littering in the past 5 years People don t realize it but there are fines for littering Some locations charge any where from 50 to 500 You can even go to jail for littering Jace and Bryson working hard to rake and put trash where it belongs Future Plans The whole clean up crew posing in front of the truck at Windham Park In the future we would like to add more people to our clean up crew we plan to advertise on social media post flyers with in the school and put it on the Windham page We would also like more time to clean up we only had 2 hours to clean up we plan to make a day out of it in the future We would also like to cover more ground with more people we could divide up areas of work Special Thanks Cody and Justice finding all kinds of trash To our HPAC advisor Kaley Furner for setting up our community clean up at Windham Park To our Assistant school Principal Mr Burns for helping organize this project To Debbie Blewitt village administrator for the supplies References 1 https www learner org exhibits garbage solidwaste html 2 https litteritcostsyou org 9 interesting facts and statistics about littering 3 https www airfilters com blog how does littering affect the environment Windham HPAC students working but having fun with their advisor Kaley Wyatt and Aubrey raking sticks and throwing them in the truck

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Buddies Not Barriers Youngstown State University Haley Gianfrancesco Dominique Cox Adrianna Nicholson Stephanie Rivera Melanie Walent Nicholas Krohn Chris Economus Elizabeth Jones Arianna Pasqual Zara Siddiquee Ethan Vo Omar Nusair Adam Eleyan Emily DiDonato Introduction Assessment Evaluation In recent years there has been an increase in individuals diagnosed with Down syndrome or on the autism spectrum According to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention CDC 1 in 68 children has been identified with autism spectrum disorder 1 Additionally the CDC states that each year 6 000 babies are born with Down syndrome which is about 1 in every 700 babies born 2 With such high frequencies it is imperative that we take measures to enhance their engagements in society as well as the community s awareness of the two disabilities We assessed our project quantitatively by taking count of the number of people that attended and the amount of money we raised Specifically we used Google forms for students from the organizations and YSU to sign up with ahead of time Along with that we tallied the number of attendees that came without notice on a separate sheet as they arrived We hoped to have thirty people attend in total though we ended up having a much greater number than expected The final head count came to 75 In raffling off donated baskets we were able to raise 115 which was significantly more than anticipated The proceeds were then split among the two organizations With this knowledge our mission is to create meaningful interactions between individuals with autism and Down syndrome and other members of the Youngstown community In doing this we intend to increase the overall awareness of the effects the two conditions have on the individual We coordinated with our two main organizations the Rich Center for Autism and the Down Syndrome Association of the Valley to gather members of each group with other people in the Youngstown area The missions of these two groups include providing support resources and opportunity through education research and community engagement We also reached out to public schools in the Mahoning Valley and Potential Development We hosted this event with hopes to bridge the gap between those with disabilities and those without by coordinating the missions of both organizations with our own The event was held for two hours at the Watson and Tressel Training Site WATTS at Youngstown State University YSU students and members of the Down Syndrome Association of the Valley and the Rich Center for Autism participated in a variety of sensory related activities that appealed to both the visual and physical senses We also had tables so those who were interested could learn more about the DSAV and Rich Center Programs Acknowledgements Pictured above event attendees enjoy various sensory activities including a ball pit and Orbeez Methods The Buddies Not Barriers team began implementing the plan to spread awareness for autism and Down syndrome in the Youngstown area by organizing an event on campus in order to bridge the gap between those with special needs and those without special needs On April 7 2019 the group collaborated with various organizations and Youngstown State University to create lifelong friendships The group organized various craft stations an Easter egg hunt and also different sensory stations involving a ball pit moon sand and others for the community The group also made further connections with the organizations that they coordinated with for the event to organize similar events throughout the year Community Partners Pictured on the left and above are group pictures of all of the attendees of the event as well as our HPAC group members The event was a huge success That s A Wrap Cafe Tippecanoe Country Club Flip N Lawns Lawn Care Company Pepsi Company Scouts of America Troop 54 HPAC Health Professions Affinity Community Dr Tammy King Associate Dean of YSU Health Human Services HPAC Co Coordinator Erika Campolito Rich Center for Autism Michele Jones Down Syndrome Association of the Valley DSAV Student Government Association WATTS Youngstown State University Works Cited 1 Autism Spectrum Disorder ASD Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Centers for Disease Control and Prevention 11 July 2016 www cdc gov ncbddd autism data html 2 Birth Defects Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Centers for Disease Control and Prevention 2017 www cdc gov ncddd birthdefects downsyndrome data html