Summer Outreach at the Forest Heights Center Boys and Girls Club. In June Hands On MS Occupant Protection grant is visiting several summer camp to discuss the need for seatbelt safety. Brian Pearse, Program Director for the Occupant Protection Grant spoke to the youth about his personal story and the loss of his children to a motor vehicle accident. Motor vehicle crashes are the leading cause of death for teens ages 16-19 years old. It is our goal to drastically reduce Mississippi youth fatalities by implementing safe practices and resources for youth all over the state of Mississippi.
MTFC participates in this event every year. This event is geared towards getting children ready for back to school. They have health screening, dental checks and many other health vendors. Once each participant completed each screening, the kids received a back pack full of school supplies. I, Chisa Mallett, PD, spoke to the participants about the dangers of tobacco and second hand smoke. I presented a lot of information about R.A.T. (Reject All Tobacco) and Terrance the RAT. I also gave parents various brochures and family guides to help with talking points about the dangers of tobacco use.
This health fair sponsored by the military and one in each region of the state. This health fair is for military personnel, civilian employees, government contractors and their families. Their was a lot of traffic at this health fair. Chisa Mallett spoke to participants about the dangers of tobacco and second hand smoke. In addition, she also gave participants informational materials about the dangers of tobacco use.
The Sid Jacobson Jewish Community Center (JCC) volunteers worked at Feed My Sheep preparing meals and providing general maintenance on the building. The 20+ group of students traveled to Mississippi in search of projects that would give them a sense of what our life is like on the Gulf Coast and how we are different from New York.