Students Teaching Others Prevention
Eastern Suffolk Teen Leadership Conference
Comsewogue High School in Suffolk County
CCMAC believing that peer education is invaluable responded to an invitation to provide workshops at the Eastern Suffolk Teen Leadership conference held at St. Josephs College, in Patchogue. Many of the young teens in attendance were surprised to learn how serious unprotected sun exposure is at an early age, and were committed to spreading CCMAC’s message, “Be Sun Smart”. CCMAC is grateful for the opportunity to participate in these events, and is always impressed by the youth in our communities, and their willingness to help. Inevitably, one workshop leads to another like the one pictured below at Comsewogue High School in Suffolk County.
CCMAC & Long Island School’s Health Fairs
New Hyde Park Road School
The Center for Disease Control’s (CDC) recent study regarding Melanoma skin cancer indicates that the most effective education regarding the damaging rays of the sun should be directed towards children and teens through their school setting. Youth, particularly in grades K – 12 have always been the focus of CCMAC’s education and awareness efforts. CCMAC, agrees with the CDC, that we must start early, and in our school systems if we are going to change the attitudes, and behaviors that lead to increased sun exposure With that in mind, in addition to our Students Teaching Others Prevention (STOP) initiative, we have begun to participate in school health fairs such as those held in the Farmingville district, and the New Hyde Park Road School. (Pictured below).