HEALTHY TEENS FOR A
"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
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.
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
We are no longer accepting applicants for the 2018-2019 school year.
Please contact Liz Ketchum, State Director, at email or call at 662-844-0013.
CONNECT WITH US
Liz Ketchum | | 662.844.0013
North Region Coordinator
Dierdre Berry | | 662.844.0013
Central Region Coordinator
Jalisa Wilson | | 601.366.6405
South Region Coordinator
Elisha Booth | | 601.255.7510