Finding your “Gift”

August 31, 2016

I grew up living a couple blocks away from San Fernando High School, an area with high pregnancy rates and low graduation rates. Leaving the house to go out with my friends, my Mom would say with passion, “Please don’t be a statistic, Byanka!” She was referring to the high rates of teen pregnancy during […]

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W.A.S.U.P., Partner!

August 29, 2016

W.A.S.U.P., Partner! by Robert Renteria A lot of us hear the term, partner. “Partner,” in the professional world can mean a lot of different things. We’ve seen it in writing, heard it from supervisors, and even used it in presentations and reports. In practice, the supplementing of efforts and funds as partnerships has turned into […]

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The Art of Health Promotion: Highlighting the HEAL Murals

August 19, 2016

The L.A. Trust for Children’s Health has been partnering with Hollywood High School through the Healthy Eating, Active Living (HEAL) program for several years. The HEAL program, which is an initiative funded by Kaiser Permanente, serves to reduce obesity rates and increase health awareness in the community.

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Investing in Teacher Wellness

August 15, 2016

I often wonder if the average person ever stops to think about the multitude of tasks and responsibilities that a teacher has. Sure, many jobs are difficult but I believe that the job of a classroom teacher is an especially difficult one that is often taken for granted. Teachers are bombarded with duties that go […]

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On Making a Difference

August 15, 2016

When students were asked, “Do you know where the Wellness Center clinic is at on your campus?” More than 95% responded “yes” When students were asked, “Have you visited the Wellness Center at your campus before?” Approximately 70% said they had been to their Wellness Center When students were asked, “Have you received services at […]

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