Brain Awareness Week

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Pasadena Memorial High School

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Pasadena Memorial High School

Event(s) Summary

Number of Events Organized During Brain Awareness Week:

3

Year:

2019

Type of Events Held:

  • Exhibit
  • School Program
  • Workshop

Target Audiences:

  • High School students(9-12)

Approximate Number of People Reached:

3000

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)
  • Emails
  • Posters/Flyers
  • Other

Other Publicity Methods:

School news program & student reminder system.

Which of These Publicity Methods Was The Most Successful?

Posters & fliers on campus as well as student news announcements reached the majority of the student body and were most effective for our campus.

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:

  • More Mindbogglers!
  • Brain-shaped Erasers
  • The Mindboggling Workbook

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 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?

Yes

Contact Information

Contact Name:

April Lance

Contact Phone:

713-740-0390

Contact Email:

alance@pasadenaisd.org

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