MAPS MEETING IN THE LIBRARY AT 3:00
METS MEETING IN ROOM 705 AT 3:00
Later that afternoon,of April 30th following the EBA/Poly Breakfast that took place in the morning, the MAPS Academy conducted its first Business Advisory Meeting with additional attendees who were unable to attend the morning EBA/Poly Breakfast. Included in the meeting was the Dr. Oz. organized group, HealthCorp, whose members and others representing the medical and paramedical field attended the 3:00 pm Advisory Meeting for the MAPS Academy. Not only that, but Ms. Sawyer stated that they are actually committing $150.000.00. dollars in order to build healthy informative programs for the students. This includes a culinary class that teaches the students how to cook in a healthy manner. This culinary class is one that continues for weeks, not just a one time effort! Other events include a health faire that HealthCorp shall sponsor, it will include all Poly Students and have speakers to come to address a variety of health concerns in the classrooms. Different health concerns shall be addressed and referrals will be available to our students.
Ms. Sawyer also stated the Healthcorp will be starting a clinic across the street at Roosevelt (after it is finished with reconstruction) and additionally a clinic will be on the campus of Poly for the students. The clinic will address a wide variety of concerns for our students that are often difficult for them to address. HealthCorp will be paying for a coordinator that works solely with their organization to handle all their concerns on campus, with the balance of this funding to complete all the projects mentioned earlier. They are also installing similar programs at Cabrillo and Lakewood Highschools and many middle and elementary schools, a few in the Long Beach Unified School District.
HealthCorp released this information in their introductory letter to our Principal, Mr. Jarels and MAPS Lead Teacher, Ms. Sawyer.
"We are currently in 66 high schools across 14 states and your school will join 5 other new schools in California who will have a HealthCorps Coordinator placed on site starting the 2013-2014 school year. HealthCorps is a $75K program per school per year but is at no cost to the school. Please review the attached documents to get a better idea of what the program entails... I will be in your area to get a tour of the school and speak with you further about how the program will work with your school and how we can move forward to make this a smooth transition for you and your staff at Long Beach Polytechnic High School." (Portions omitted)
Colleen Grandis is the Healthcorp Representative and the above is her statement contained in part, which originated in the introducotry letter. Dr. Oz is one of the primary supporters and creators of this very important health program that will impact our school in a very positive way! Our thanks go out especially to Mr. Jarels and Ms. Sawyer for working this program into our campus so that our students benefit by learning effective tools for getting and staying healthy! Good going MAPS!!