Elizabethtown Area High School Mind and Body Class donates money for positive youth programs
June 5, 2019- School is out for the Elizabethtown Area School District but for six members of Elizabethtown Area High School’s Mind and Body class, they had one last task to complete before beginning their summer. On Tuesday afternoon, June 4, the students, along with their teacher Shane Kargo, gathered at the Community Place on Washington Street to donate $4,319.09 to Elizabethtown Area Communities That Care (EACTC).
Earlier this spring, the class hosted a community-wide 5K run on the high school campus. The proceeds from the race were earmarked for EACTC. As part of the run, the students had to plan the event, publicize it to the community, layout the course, and organize race day activities.
EACTC will use the funds to support their programs that directly impact the school district.
- Positive Community Norms initiative: Address community issues by focusing on positive, healthy norms and behaviors and reducing misperceptions around the use of alcohol and drugs by today’s youth.
- Club Ophelia Program: Offered to fifth grade girls and middle school girls in the Elizabethtown Area School District to help them develop healthy relationship skills and learn successful ways of handling relational aggression
- Do The Right Thing Program: Honors youth, grades K-12, in the Elizabethtown community who do positive things that make a difference. In doing so, they become positive role models for their peers.
- Suite 360 Student and Parent Wellness Platform: Helps students and their parents in grades 7-12 navigate a range of issues related to online bullying, character development, social competence, tactical parent support, emotional wellness, restorative justice, and other areas.
- Positive Experience Partnership: Offered for students at Bear Creek School, this club is led by experienced college students and EASD counseling staff and offers fun activities designed to improve friendship skills and to learn positive ways to express and understand emotions.
Participating in the check donation were seniors Megan Conley and Katie Kimbark; junior Kristen McEvoy; and sophomores Jacqueline Bruno, Macy Seaman, and Alex Williams. Receiving the check on behalf of EACTC were Gail Viscome, executive director of EACTC, and Amy McEvoy, program coordinator for EACTC.