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SHOW YOUTH the LOVE:
A Youth Health and Wellness Forum! Join KGA for a resource fair and forum to talk about how we can transform our schools to support the health and wellness of students in Long Beach!
Thursday February 21, 2012
3:30-5:00 p.m. Health Resource Fair
5:00-7:00 p.m Forum
Martin Luther King Jr. Park Social Hall
1950 Lemon Ave
Long Beach, CA 90813
Learn about issues impacting young people in Long Beach,
share your experiences, and have fun showing youth the love!
We will have performances, speakers, health resources,
free raffle prizes, & refreshments.
A STUDENT'S HEALTH SHOULD NEVER BE
TO THEIR ACADEMIC SUCCESS
When students' physical and mental health care needs are met, and they have the support to lead healthy lifestyles they attend school more, are able to focus in the classroom and succeed academically.
Wellness Centers in high schools provide health education. preventative care, support services, and linke students to resources so that they can be healthy and thrive. Wellness Center have already been implemented across the nation, showing improvements in student well-being, attendance and graduation rates. Let's bring the movement to Long Beach!
In Long Beach....
- 1 in 3 people are uninsured (34%)
- Half of youth live in poverty
- 80% of teen pregnancies occur in zip codes around Poly, Cabrillo and Jordan high school
- The Majority of Long Beach high schools have truancy rates over 70%
We all deserve to be well!
WELLNESS CENTER FACT SHEET
English | Spanish | Khmer
For more information about our campaign contact Ashley Uyeda at email@example.com or (562) 986-9415 __________________________________________________
KGA RELEASES RESEARCH REPORT!! Step Into Long Beach:
Exposing how Cambodian American Youth are Underresourced, Overpoliced & Fighting Back!
KGA INFORMATIONAL HEARING
STATE OF CAMBODIAN AMERICAN YOUTH
On November 15th, 2011 Khmer Girls in Action (KGA), and the Southeast Asia Resource and Action Center (SEARAC) presented to local, state, and national elected officials about the key issues facing Cambodian American Youth.
If you missed us on November 15th, 2011 don't worry!
You can watch the recording of the Hearing below!
YOUTH at the C.O.R.E. Campaign! (Creating Opportunities & Resources for Empowerment)
After collecting and analyzing over 500 youth surveys, KGA members have discovered that a variety of issues around education, health access, and violence are impacting their quality of life and ability to thrive!
KGA members developed a platform that demands that all young people's wellness gets placed at the center of decisions, and the creation of resources and opportunities in Long Beach.
STAND WITH OUR YOUTH
Youth Wellness Platform
YOUth at the C.O.R.E Creating Opportunities & Resources for Empowerment
1. WE WANT CULTURALLY RELEVANT EDUCATION that reflects our community's history, diversity, and strengths (this includes ethnic studies, history, language, food & dance).
2. WE WANT AN ENCOURAGING AND POSITIVE COLLEGE AND 21ST CENTURY CAREER PREP environment for all students.
3. WE WANT TO BE TREATED WITH DIGNITY AND RESPECT in schools and in our community (regardless of our age, race/ethnicity, or immigration status).
4. WE WANT COMPREHENSIVE INFORMATION AND ACCESS TO SERVICES in our community about our bodies, genders, sexualities, relationships, and reproductive health (regardless of our age, sex, gender, or sexual orientation)
5. WE WANT ALL FAMILIES TO BE ABLE TO LIVE SUSTAINABLY with access to economic opportunities, education, affordable housing, and healthcare.
For more information contact Ashley Uyeda at
firstname.lastname@example.org or (562) 986-9415 _____________________________________________
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