Office for Diversity Inclusion and Community Partnership
164 Longwood Avenue, 2nd Floor
Boston, MA 02115
Reflection in Action: Building Healthy Communities (RIA)
Year Program Started: 2004
Max. Participants/Year: 150
Application Deadline: web site for details
Program Timeframe: spring (one-day event)
Academic Level Targeted: grades 6-8
Racial/Ethnic Focus: any racial/ethnic group
Type of Program: education
Program Attributes: meals provided
Program Acceptance Requirements: class year (grades 6, 7, and 8), area of residence (Boston Public Schools & Cambridge Public Schools)
Primary Science Discipline(s) Targeted: health sciences, biological sciences, art, English
Additional Comments: Reflection in Action is a day-long program offering students the opportunity to generate and share their vision for positive change in their communities through creative expression. Through visual, written, and performing arts, students identify pressing health care needs that are currently overlooked in today's media. The program provides a proactive approach to healthy living that focuses on personal empowerment, access, awareness, and good health habits.
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