We Celebrate Thanksgiving by Inspiring New Programs

Posted 11/27/2013 | By HealthCorps

HealthCorps touches lives daily, inspiring teens to take charge of their health and wellness.  One school in particular, Sacramento’s Rosemont High School has now launched a health academy based on work with HealthCorp’s University (HCU).  Over the last year, HealthCorps University has worked with Sacramento’s Rosemont High School in Sacramento, CA to develop a specialized academy with HCU programming at its heart.

The idea of the academy began during a HealthCorps University training program with the Sacramento School District in the fall of 2012, and took form over the 2012-2013 school year.

Rosemont’s Sports, Careers and Wellness Academy officially launched on September 3rd, with 70 sophomores currently comprising its student body. The HealthCorps’ curriculum is delivered to students weekly through the students’ Health and Physical Education classes, and is connected through core content areas of English, Biology, Chemistry, and History. Rick Wanlin is the Academy’s lead teacher and will be working with teachers Domingo Zungri, Ebony Benzing, Julieann Skvarla, Paul Belluomini (part of HCU Sacramento 2012-13), Scott Maddox, and Ryan Synhorst.

The overseeing administrator is Assistant Principal Frank Maestas; and Heather Deckard, the Physical Education Coordinator at Sacramento City Unified School District, will serve as the district liaison. The 70 sophomores comprising this class will continue at the academy through their high school careers; they will be joined next year by an additional cohort of sophomores to grow the academy.

Through this Academy, students will learn the importance of wellness, careers in both sports and medicine, and how to be more active in their own lives.

We here at HealthCorps give thanks for the wonderful team of individuals we have in our organization, nationwide.  To those who support our efforts, a special thank you on this day.

Happy Thanksgiving!

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