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Project SHARE Curriculum

Student Health Advocates Redefining Empowerment

Celebrate Accomplishments and Teamwork

A Capstone event provides an opportunity to acknowledge students' hard work in participating in the SHARE curriculum.  This event may take any form that works for you.  Food makes a celebration come alive, so consider including either light snacks, a potluck luncheon or dinner, or a dessert reception.

  • Invite students and their families, program partners, guest lecturers, and local dignitaries,
  • Host a keynote speaker who can speak for about 10 minutes about program content such as health literacy, health disparities, or health advocacy.
  • Provide program completion certificates.
  • Have the students select one of their cohort to serve as a speaker regarding the program.  Consider using a final speech from the In Your Words, With Your Voice lesson.
  • Show slides that highlight activities from throughout the year.
  • Acknowledge each student's special contribution to the team.   Students may vote on them - Best Speaker, Best Encourager, Most Enthusiastic, Most Positive, etc.

Walk Across America

Engage students as a team in a healthy activity by encouraging them to walk 10,000 steps per day. Have students pick a virtual destination within the United States that they would like to walk to. Each week, have the students record their steps as they make their way to this virtual destination.

  • Approximately 2000 steps equal one mile. (A pedometer is needed for this activity). The Walking Site provides helpful information.
  • Keep a running total of miles (steps) walked and distance to go to reach the goal.
  • Each time steps are recorded and added up, mark the progress on a United States map and create a profile of the town or city that the students "walked" to that week.   This raises awareness of the demographics of towns and cities across the country.

Welcome to Topeka, Kansas!!!

  • Demographics:
    • 76.2% White
    • 11.3% African American
    • 1.4% Native American
    • 1.3% Asian
  • Meaning: “to dig good potatoes”
  • Population: 127,473
  • Ranked 70th out of 102 counties in Kansas in terms of health outcomes
  • Key problem areas: Health status, physical and mental health days, and low birthweight
  • Smoking, obesity, and excessive drinking were also problems in Topeka and Shawnee County.

Miles Completed: 1033                             Miles To Go Until San Francisco: 1717
Steps Completed: 1,818,080                    Steps To Go Until San Francisto: 3,021,980