Brain Awareness Week

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Madison LaFollette High School

Organized by:
Madison LaFollette High School

Participating Organizations:
Summit Credit Union University of Wisconsin Children's Hospital Prevagen

Event(s) Summary

Number of Events Organized During Brain Awareness Week:

We did a week long activity during our lunch hours.

Year:

2018

Type of Events Held:

  • Exhibit

Target Audiences:

  • High School students(9-12)

Approximate Number of People Reached:

500

Details of Major Brain Awareness Week Events/Activities:

Each day during lunch we had displays of brains and brain topics Monday-Brain Anatomy., had a color your brain contest Tuesday-Brain Injury and concussion awareness, our Football team presented with a variety of helmets and concussion related display Wednesday-Brain and substances display, discussion and information of drugs on brain. Thursday-Cell phone and bullying and the brain Friday-Mental Health and suicide prevention day. We have lost 2 students this year, and our seniors felt this would be a great topic for our kids to have more info about. Each day we also had a jeopardy type board that students could answer questions to win prizes.

Event Planning & Publicity

Publicity Methods Used:

  • Posters/Flyers
  • Other

Other Publicity Methods:

All was done in school, we had flyers made for the halls, had daily announcements with a fact about the topic for the day. World of mouth from students creating the project.

Which of These Publicity Methods Was The Most Successful?

The kids who created the displays during lunch actively getting kids to come by the tables, lots of peer to peer interaction to show the things they had done.

Resources

Of the Dana Foundation publications/resources distributed at your event(s), if any, please indicate the three most popular. Please choose up to three. If "other," please indicate below:

  • Staying Sharp Bookmark
  • BAW Stickers
  • Brain-shaped Erasers

What downloadable materials from the Foundation did you use for your events?

  • Q&A: Answering Your Questions About Brain Research Fact Sheets
  • Puzzles: Grades 9-12
  • Kids Fact Sheets Grades 9-12

What other downloadable materials would you like the Foundation to provide?

  • Activities/Experiments

Which BAW graphic materials did you use in publicizing your events?

  • BAW Flyer

Feedback & Keys to Success

How do you feel BAW participation benefited your organization and the local community?

Very positive feedback from school community, was a strong piece for students to be proud of work and show us in a good light. After our week,We have had 2 organizations ask us to come to their event 1 to do the concussion display with our Football players and another to share some of the mental health information.

Please share any suggestions or lessons learned that may help others plan future events:

Was very helpful to have the FB page to have ideas and suggestions.

Did/do you like our Facebook page?

Yes

Event Photos

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Contact Information

Contact Name:

Phil Neppl

Contact Phone:

608-204-3600

Contact Email:

pneppl@madison.k12.wi.us

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