HEALTHY PEOPLE COALITION
The Healthy People Coalition is consists of members from twelve sectors of the community to address the problematic use of alcohol and illicit substances among minors and works to promote healthful behaviors.
Too Good for Drugs and Violence curriculum by the Mendez Foundation is taught once a week during the After-School Program. The program introduced and develops social and emotional skills for making healthy choices, building positive friendships, communicating effectively, and resisting peer pressure. The program teaches five essential social and emotional learning skills, which research has linked with healthy development, academic success, and will reduce, postpone, or eliminate the problematic use of alcohol and illicit substances among minors:
Bonding with peers
Identifying and managing emotions
The twelve sectors of the community include youth, parents, business, media, school, youth organizations, law enforcement, religious or spiritual organizations, civic and volunteer groups, health care professionals, state and local government agencies experienced in substance abuse, and other organizations involved in reducing substance abuse. If you are interested in serving on this coalition, please email jpaxton.@inaaf.org
The Healthy O’odham Promotion Program (HOPP) offers fitness clinics and wellness counseling to the students. In September of 2012, HOPP was nationally recognized by the American Diabetes Association for its work towards prevention of diabetes and obesity. Their approach is culturally based and engages the students in physical fitness and nutrition
Nutritional dinners are prepared daily using The Mayo Clinic Kids’ Cookbook. Team sports, such as flag football, soccer, and softball are played to build character, boost self-esteem, and further teach the students to come together and work as a group