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Last fall, with the support of Bristol-Myers Squibb, NYAM's Office of School Health Programs developed and launched a new pilot component of The Junior Fellows Program, The Junior Fellows Philanthropy Project. This project is designed to teach students how to utilize health research as a tool in learning about philanthropy and community service.
On March 23, 2012, a group of students from The Christa McAuliffe School (IS 187) participating in The Junior Fellows Philanthropy Project visited their partnering health organization, Third Root Community Health Center, a Complementary and Alternative Medicine health center in Brooklyn, NY.
The students participated in a tour of the health center, where they visited the apothecary and learned about herbal medicine and various types of tinctures. They also visited Third Root’s garden, where they discovered the “home grown” roots of a number of herbs used in the tinctures for Third Root’s patients.
As part of the tour, the Junior Fellows from IS 187 learned about acupressure and acupuncture in addition to participating in a yoga class. The group also spent time snapping several photos and interviewing staff members of the Third Root Collective to gather first-hand information about the organization and the practice of Complementary and Alternative Medicine.
The Junior Fellows have been working diligently over the course of the school year to design and implement service projects based upon their assessments of the public health needs and community based organizations, such as Third Root, in their neighborhood. IS 187, along with three other school teams has been asked to compile a written proposal and poster as final products to be presented to a panel at NYAM on May 10, 2012. The teams are competing to win awards, in the form of a contribution to their partnering community health organization.
Posted on March 26, 2012
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