This year, PRP’s Advanced Design Class [PRP Creative] tackled the issue of teen tobacco use through the development of a social media campaign and three 30 second PSAs. The campaign was created in collaboration with community partner, Norton Children’s Hospital, and students were mentored by Norton Health and Wellness Manager Jenita Lyons.
The work of the campaign was featured in April during the 2017 KY Public Health Conference, held at the Owensboro, KY Convention Center. PRP was the only high school represented among the many universities and colleges at the conference, and students garnered the attention of many health care agencies there. This type of collaboration is a key component of project-based learning in the classroom. Students learn hands-on skills while working directly with business professionals from within the community. Plans are underway to submit their poster to the CDC, as well as incorporate their creative work into JCPS Health and Wellness Curriculum modules.