Outcomes Short Term Impact: On February 23, 2018, we held the 1st Annual Peace Walk in an effort to bring awareness to Anti-Bullying. The immediate impact we wanted was for students, community and staff to break down barriers that are associated with bullying, including: cyber bullying, harassment, eliminating the word “Retarded,” or body shaming. The students assembled in our amphitheater holding signs of images they wanted to commit to saying, “No” to. The event concluded in the Physical Education area, where students signed a banner in solidarity. We had more than 100 students and adults join our movement, in less than desirable weather. The participants were able to promote the event through our school website as well as our own social media site. The excitement of Girls Build LA was at an all-time high as we then moved to our “Fitness Challenge.” On March 12, members and faculty were able to sign up and commit to our project finale. The challenge was held for a month and students and faculty chose their category to in which they intended to work on. The use of weekly PA announcements, social media, and emails were a viable tool to promote the challenge.
Long Term Impact: 1. To give students the skills needed to foster mature decision making skills for a healthy, emotional, and social life. 2. To encourage students to explore attitudes, ideas and feelings concerning contemporary health issues in order to promote self- understanding and growth. 3. To allow students to critically examine how society, your parents and your peers cope with important life issues. 4. To develop strategies and implementations that will enhance youth to become lifelong learners of Health and Wellness.