Youth Lead Lawrence

Dates: 2008-2010

State: Massachusetts

Client(s): Komen for the Cure, MA Affiliate

Services: Health Care & Public Health Planning, Training & Technical Assistance

Technical Expertise: Adolescent Health, Community Health Coalitions, Environmental Health, Healthy Communities, Family Planning & Reproductive Health

Through the Youth Lead Lawrence (YLL) project, JSI developed youth leadership in Lawrence, MA, to advance breast cancer awareness, prevention, and access to care. Working collaboratively with teachers and youth supervisors, JSI helped launch a Health Promotion Club at the Lawrence High School for Health and Human Services (LHS). Club members helped their fellow students, family members, and community become knowledgeable about risk factors for breast cancer. JSI provided training on environmental connections, dietary factors, physical activity, and the role of genetics in breast cancer. Youth learned the importance of early detection and treatment and discussed issues surrounding health disparities, barriers to screening, and access to care.

See the: Youth Lead Lawrence Slideshow Created by Youth Leaders


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