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ERNEST MATEO CISNEROS
2019 Bezos Scholar
Categories
Mental Health , Education

Colton High School Wellness Club

After identifying mental health and wellness as a strong need in their community, Ernest Mateo Cisneros and educator Jorge Alverez founded the Colton High School Wellness Club. Before becoming Scholars, they were already engaging the Colton Joint Unified School District to identify mental health and wellness as a priority for schools. By the time they were halfway into their year as Scholars, they were key in opening the first Wellness Center at their school. The center, developed in collaboration with the CJUSD Mental Health Department, provides a space for students to find peace, quiet and support, especially during stressful times. The club provides positive mental health and wellness awareness, access, resources and education throughout the year. Club members will also host the school’s first Wellness Fair, addressing a wide array of health topics and include expert speakers, workshops and a resource and health fair. There will be a student focused conference in the morning and afternoon, and an adult/community portion in the afternoon and evening. Wellness Club members and advisors hope to make the fair an annual district and possibly county-wide event.

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Contributed by
ERNEST MATEO CISNEROS
2019 Bezos Scholar
Categories
Mental Health , Education