Meeting Archive:
Prioritizing health with youth leaders: Change agents in school health council work


Meeting Description:

A school and district have created a culture of health using students as change agents.

FIT2gether is a student-driven initiative designed to catalyze a culture of health through empowerment and collective action.

FIT2gether has three components that each focus on a different population:

  1. FIT2Learn (students)
  2. FIT2Serve (staff),
  3. FIT2Prosper (community).
With student-led teams at each school, young people are identifying barriers to health and well-being and designing solutions to make healthier school environments and communities for all. Students are moving from being the focus of the Whole School, Whole Community, Whole Child framework to be the leaders and innovators in their schools to align health and education goals.
 
The speaker will share successes and lessons learned from a youth-created model that emphasizes the power of reciprocal collective impact, student voice, and youth action in breaking down barriers to school wellness.

This webinar also fills the requirements for our cooperative agreement with the CDC.

Details
Date: Wed, May 15, 2019
Time: 02:00 PM EDT
Duration: 1 hour
Host(s): SOPHE Education
 Presenter Information
Christina Cody, MEd, MSHEP
Speaker Photo

Christina M. Cody
Project Lead, FIT2gether CCSD
A Culture of Health Leader
 
FIT2gether is a student-driven initiative designed to catalyze a culture of health through empowerment and collective action. FIT2gether has three components that each focus on a different population- FIT2Learn (students), FIT2Serve (staff), and FIT2Prosper (community). With student-led teams of Change Agents at each school, young people are identifying barriers to health and well-being and designing solutions to make healthier school environments and communities for all.