Medical Center Partners with Greene County High School for Service Project
by Greene County Medical Center - January 4, 2016
Greene County Medical Center recently partnered with Greene County High School students for a month-long project on social emotional health. The students, all part of the Health II class and the Teen Outreach Program (TOP), spent December visiting with Long Term Care residents.
“Students know that social emotional health is a cornerstone of physical wellbeing,” said Peg Dohrer, assistant health services director at New Opportunities and co-facilitator of the Health II class. “Following student-led discussions of community needs, the Health II class chose to spend December visiting with residents of Long Term Care.”
Students spent time visiting with residents about special memories. They also joined residents in games and crafts. Once back at school, students took what they had learned and used critical thinking and résumé writing skills to apply their experiences to their role and responsibility in the health of their community and beyond.
According to New Opportunities’ website, TOP matches curriculum with local hands-on service projects to create a dynamic and engaging learning environment geared toward career development. Greene County Community Schools partnered with New Opportunities to integrate TOP in select school settings.