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HEALTHY TEENS FOR A
BETTER MISSISSIPPI

"Promoting physical and emotional health among teens to encourage social interaction and leadership."

HEALTHY TEENS FOR A BETTER MISSISSIPPI

WHAT IS HEALTHY TEENS FOR A BETTER MS?

Healthy Teens for a Better MS is a peer-led, statewide initiative created to promote healthy choices among teens, which impacts many of the leading challenges within the state of Mississippi.

 

HEALTHY TEENS YOUTH COUNCIL

Applicants must be in grades 10 or 11 in the fall of 2018

(One 10th & One 11th grader will be selected from each school)

The Governor's Healthy Teens For A Better MS Council is made up of 42 high school students across the state of Mississippi. Council members advocate and educate their peers to make healthy decisions in their schools and communities. The Governor's Healthy Council works to build their own local councils that conduct awareness campaigns on issues that are important to their schools, student and communities. Council members will receive support and resources from their Healthy Teens Regional Coordinator. 

 

WHAT TO EXPECT

Council members will take part in local and statewide events, be a part of fun activities and lead campaigns in their schools and communities. Youth Council members will get to meet new friends, travel, and build relationship skills. 

Members will serve from July 2018-May 2019

 

COUNCIL MEETINGS

Attendance and participation in Council meetings is essential to your role as a Council member. These meetings need to be a priority in the Council member's schedule. Failure to meet these requirements could result in dismissal form the Council. Transportation and meals will be provided when necessary. 

 

MONTHLY CAMPAIGNS 

  • August: Back to School Kick-Off

  • September: Suicide Awareness

  • October: Bullying Prevention

  • November: Fun & Fitness

  • December:  Giving Back

  • January: "This Year I Will"

  • February: Teen Dating Violence Awareness 

  • March: Kick Butt's Day

 

 

DATES TO KNOW

  • April 6, 2018:  COUNCIL APPLICATION DEADLINE

  • July 14:  Statewide Healthy Teens Council Orientation (Jackson, MS)

  • October 13:  Healthy Teens Regional Meeting

  • December 1:  Christmas Party (Jackson, MS)

  • February 9:  Healthy Teens Regional Meeting

  • April (TBA): End of the Year Program

 

APPLICATION INSTRUCTIONS 

We are no longer accepting applicants for the 2018-2019 school year.

 

QUESTIONS?

Please contact Liz Ketchum, State Director, at email lketchum@frcnms.org or call at 662-844-0013.

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Contact:

State Director

Liz Ketchum | lketchum@frcnms.org | 662.844.0013
 

North Region Coordinator

Dierdre Berry | dberry@frcnms.org | 662.844.0013

Central Region Coordinator

Jalisa Wilson | jwilson@mscec.org | 601.366.6405

South Region Coordinator

Elisha Booth | ebooth@mscec.org | 601.255.7510

© FFFM is a service provided by Mississippi Community Education Center & Family Resource Center of North Mississippi
 

Mississippi Community Education Center

2525 Lakeward Dr. Suite 200

Jackson, Mississippi 39216

O: (601) 366-6405

www.mscec.org

Family Resource Center of North Mississippi

425 Magazine St.

Tupelo, MS 38804

O: (662) 844-0013

www.frcnms.org

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