WE HAVE EXCITING NEWS...THE COLLEGE OUTREACH PROGRAM IS EXPANDING IN 2016!
Since 2012, our Reminder Kits have provided college health centers across the country with a great way to remind students about the importance of proactive breast health. Our message is fun and our materials have a fresh design and we thank ALL of you for helping us spread the "feel your boobies" life-saving reminder.
We've been working hard to expand the program to offer more innovative & strategic educational opportunities focused on three basic educational goals: Educate. Engage. Empower. This year, we are piloting some new things with our local Pennsylvania schools before rolling them out nationwide! Read below for more information on where the program is heading.
The expansion of our College Outreach Program is made possible, in part, through a grant provided by Highmark.
Target Audience: Health Center Directors
APPLICATIONS ARE CLOSED FOR 2016.
This component of the College Outreach Program focuses on ensuring college health centers are providing breast health education programming to their students. And we achieve this goal by providing FREE Reminder Kits to college health centers that apply for our program.
Free Poster Campaign
This year, we added a Free Poster Campaign to the program. The Posters are available for FREE download from our website and are intended to be used to promote breast health during October when many campuses are doing breast cancer outreach.
Bras Across Campus
Target Audience: Student Organizations
NEW! Piloting Fall of 2016!
In 2016, we are piloting a new student engagement model where student organizations will host a breast health promotion & fundraising event called Bras Across Campus. The goal of this event is to provide students with the leadership experience of executing a health promotion event on campus focused on proactive breast health. Through Bras Across Campus, students become the message spreaders by reminding other students (in person and through social media) to "feel their boobies". We believe that peer-to-peer reminders work best, and Bras Across Campus is designed to engage students to be the reminder that could save someone's life.
In the Fall of 2016 we will be piloting the Bras Across Campus event with 6 selected schools in Central PA. We plan to make this component available on a national scale in 2017.
Know Your Boobies!
Target Audience: RA's, Student Health Educators
NEW! Coming Fall 2017!
Next year we will be offering a Know Your Boobies workshop that will empower students (RA's, Student Health Educators, or similar roles) to facilitate a session on basic breast health. Through this component of the program, students will be empowered to lead a session on breast health.
The Know Your Boobies workshop will include all necessary resources (videos, talking points, handouts, print outs for use on dorm floor bulletin boards, etc) to provide an engaging program focused on proactive breast health and what young women need to be aware of to "Know Their Boobies"!
How exciting is that?!? Stay tuned for more details.