The CPHI is collaborating with Sustainable Communities Initiatives West (SCI-West), the Barbara and Edward Netter Center for Community Partnerships, the Agatston Urban Nutrition Initiative and Henry C. Lea Elementary school in West Philadelphia to establish the Healthy Post newspaper written primarily by third to sixth graders.
Healthy Post is an extra-curricular course that teaches students professional journalism skills, while raising awareness of health, fitness, nutrition and safety in the surrounding community. Through this program, students sharpen their writing, interviewing, problem-solving and research skills. The publications help raise awareness of relevant health issues in the school community.
This program, founded and led by Marian Uhlman - a former Philadelphia Inquirer reporter, has been successful in more than a dozen schools in the region. During the 2009-2010 school year, the program operated in 12 southeastern Pennsylvania schools, worked with more than 150 student journalists and reached approximately 6,000 student readers and their families and communities. Visit www.HealthyNewsWorks.org for more information.
The Healthy Post hosts Penn students attending service based learning classes (3 students in the 2011/2012 academic year).
Click here to read the latest issue! Volume 3, Number 2 - Spring 2012