Fox Lane Students Spread Health Info to Peers
High school students who are part of the President’s Junior Leadership Council at Northern Westchester Hospital get the chance to tell adults what they really think.
On May 9, the group of 30 students will give a presentation to the hospital’s President’s Council, which includes local community leaders like Mount Kisco Mayor Michael Cindrich, Bedford Supervisor Lee V.A. Roberts and Fox Lane Superintendent Jere Hochman. The presentation, called “Teen Talk,” will focus on effective adult-teen communication on sensitive health issues, like drugs and drinking, smoking and stress.
Maria Simonetti, the hospital’s Youth Program Coordinator, started this group of student health ambassadors, which includes students from Fox Lane, Byram Hills, Horace Greeley, John Jay, among others. The goal of the group is to increase communication between the hospital and Northern Westchester teens.
“The goal of the hospital was to be more inclusive,” Simonetti said. “We have a CEO who is very progressive and very interested in the community, and young people are a part of that community,” she said of CEO Joel Seligman.
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