Our project will take place on our campus through focused workshops. We led a professional development for teachers and plan on having seminar lessons for students on the topic. We hosted a Self-Care and Wellness fair for our school and community. We had approximately 180 participants from the school and community. We had different organizations participate such as Share Necessities, ELAC, Sisters of South LA and South Central Clinic.
Timeline: January: Students become experts on emotional wellness through research. February 6, 2017: Have JNLA students take pre-survey February 13, 2017: GBLA team designs a lesson that will be implemented during seminar so students can learn what emotional wellness. February 6, 2017: Lead a professional development on emotional well-being for faculty March 25, 2017: Self-Care & Wellness Fair Title Workshops/booths: 1. Emotional Wellenss/Identifying your triggers 2. Yoga/Meditation 3. Emotional Intelligence & Mindfulness 4. Speaking Positively to Women 5. The power of words 6. Arts & Words 7. Style Station 8. ELAC 9. Sisters of South LA 10. South Central Clinic-mental & Emotional Wellness 5. Self-Care Kit: Finding alternative coping strategies March 27, 2017: JNLA girls take post-survey during seminar
Our team met every Thursday from 3:15PM-5:00PM. During the month of March we met every Tuesday & Thursday. During the first half hour of our meeting time we would go over logistics and break up roles. We delegated responsibility based on our preferences and strengths.
In order to create the budget, we first set a goal. We wanted to have at least 200 guests attend the fair so based on that we created our budget. We set aside a certain amount for the self-care kits, food and decorations. In terms of advertising, we made school announcements, posters and shared our flyer through social-media. We also sent a connect-ed phone call to all the families of JNLA. In addition to that we contacted our local district public relations officer, Monica Caroza, and she helped promote the event through her twitter and Facebook account.