America’s Promise Alliance Program “Creating a Culture of Health in North Shore Schools” puts young people in the lead – encouraging them to identify health disparities in their schools and community, develop site-specific suggestions, and forge positive change through authentic dialogue and strong partnerships. This program is an innovative youth-led initiative utilizing a Whole-School, Whole-Community, Whole-Child (WSCC) approach. The WSCC model will teach the benefits of green space, healthy food, behavioral supports, physical activity and other social and environmental opportunities.
Check out the below video “Health Equity in Our Schools: Student Solutions,” which celebrates the work of 6 Student Wellness Councils (P.S. 18, P.S. 21, I.S. 49, I.S. 51, Curtis, Port Richmond) on Staten Island.