Number of Events Organized During Brain Awareness Week:
Type of Events Held:
- School Program
- High School students(9-12)
Approximate Number of People Reached:
Details of Major Brain Awareness Week Events/Activities:
Our AP Psychology students organized an interactive student program for the 3000 students at our high school to attend during our lunch period. The students also researched mental disorders & created a poster exhibit to be displayed during BAW and again during Mental Health Awareness Month in May on the signs & symptoms of different disorders. The AP Psych students also participated in an Ending the Stigma workshop presented by NAMI on mental health awareness & advocacy. Students are using their experiences during BAW to plan integrated activities on Brain Health & Mental Health Awareness throughout next school year.
Event Planning & Publicity
Publicity Methods Used:
- Calendar Listings (newspapers, radio, television)
Other Publicity Methods:
School news program & student reminder system.
Which of These Publicity Methods Was The Most Successful?
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:
- More Mindbogglers!
- Brain-shaped Erasers
- The Mindboggling Workbook
What other downloadable materials would you like the Foundation to provide?
Which BAW graphic materials did you use in publicizing your events?
- BAW Logos
Feedback & Keys to Success
How do you feel BAW participation benefited your organization and the local community?
Our students are more aware of their brain health as well as warning signs for teen mental illness.
Did/do you like our Facebook page?