Healthcorps’ living labs coordinator starts the School Year at Del Norte High School

Posted 08/29/2016 | By HealthCorps

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Healthcorps’ living labs coordinator starts the School Year at Del Norte High School

CRESCENT CITY, 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, Anthony Grosso, who will be assigned to the Del Norte High School in Crescent City, California.

Growing up in Haddam Connecticut, he graduated from Brigham Young University with a Bachelors degree in home and family living.

Anthony, who has a unique ability to connect and work well with young people as well as a love and passion for health and wellness plans to open a non for profit family wellness and fitness center in the future.

“HealthCorps perfectly aligns with my passion for working with youth and advocating health and wellness.” Says Anthony. “It will also provide me with experience in working in the non profit sector and learning how to work with students, adults, parents, staff, community members etc., all of which I need to learn so I can move towards fulfilling my long term goals.”

As a Coordinator, Anthony 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.

He 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.

The Living Labs program at Del Norte High School is funded by the California Endowment.

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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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