Healthcorps’ living labs coordinator starts the School Year at Alisal High School

Posted 08/29/2016 | By HealthCorps

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Healthcorps’ living labs coordinator starts the School Year at Alisal High School

SALINAS, CA (August 18, 2016)

HealthCorps, a national not for profit founded by Dr. Mehmet Oz and Lisa Oz, is pleased to announce the addition of Living Labs coordinator, Courtney Baldwin.

Ms. Baldwin grew up in Wellesley Massachusetts and studied Psychology at Davidson College, makes her debut as a HealthCorps coordinator in Salinas California this school year.

Her outgoing personality and love of laughter makes her stand out and connect with high school teens on a level they feel comfortable with. She is known lighten up serious topics and create a comfort zone that makes it easier to have complicated discussions.

“This organization speaks to my interests.” Says Courtney. “I love learning about my own health and how to be the best possible version of myself and I hope to use this passion to help others who may not know as much or have the same resources. I also love that this program works with high school students. I believe that they are a great population to target because they are still figuring out their passions and their life trajectories. Hopefully I will be able to excite them about their health and push them to think more about how they are treating their bodies.”

After HealthCorps, Courtney plans to continue her education and obtain a dual masters in social work and public health while continuing to serve the underserved individuals in health and wellness.

As a Coordinator, Courtney will commit to HealthCorps for two years and facilitate the HealthCorps’ skills based curriculum (fitness, nutrition, mental strength, and personal health) in high school classrooms throughout the school year while developing a strong relationship with school personnel and officials to deliver the HealthCorps components; convene and/or engage with the school wellness council.

She must also extend HealthCorps’ message beyond the classroom by organizing health-promoting events and activates at their school site (i.e. health fairs; parent and teacher outreach events, lunch time demonstrations, and running after school cooking club, etc.) and serve as a mentor and role model to the students.

Courtney is assigned to Alisal high school, which is funded by the Wells Fargo Foundation.

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About Healthcorps

HealthCorps is a national non-profit organization that gives teens tools to improve physical and mental health so they can learn to live more productive and happier lives. HealthCorps students exercise more, eat better and practice positive thought. The program will impact almost 1 million students across 19 states in 2016.  The HealthCorps curriculum has been refined and developed in its in-school Living Labs program since 2003, where a full-time Coordinator is placed inside a high-need high school to mentor hundreds of students, teach health related workshops, and promote a variety of during and after school activities. Coordinators are recent college graduates who go on to careers in medicine, public health policy or wellness practices.  HealthCorps University is an intense professional development program that certifies participants to bring HealthCorps’ innovative health and wellness curriculum to their organization whether it’s a school system, community organization or corporation. In 2015, HealthCorps teamed with CK-12 to distribute free, interactive and customizable versions of the HealthCorps curriculum for educators and students to use.   For more information please visit Healthcorps.org

 

 

 

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