Our Health, Our Responsibility
Health4PINE (People in Need Everywhere) is an organization that spreads health awareness and places an emphasis on mental, social, and physical fitness along with tips of how to achieve improved health without expensive measures. Youth’s health has been declining over the past decade (Neighmond, 2010). In 2018, more than 3.1 million teenagers (12-17) in the United Stated reported some type of depression with 15 million reporting social anxiety (ADAA 2018). This increase in social anxiety has increased significantly over the past five years (ADAA 2018). The current project was based around six interactive presentations with fourth and fifth graders at a Boys and Girls Club. Students were engaged in critical thinking about mental, social, and physical health through various activities. These presentations were approximately thirty minutes and consisted of games, arts and crafts, and discussions. Surveys for the parents and staff at the Boys and Girls club were distributed to examine the gain in health knowledge of the students before and after program.
East Carolina University