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MAKAYLA DAWKINS
2018 Bezos Scholar
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Mental Health

Healthy Communities = Thriving Schools

2018 Bezos Scholar Makayla Dawkins and educator Rachele Thomas addressed mental, physical, and emotional health with their community change project Healthy Communities = Thriving Schools. 

Makayla and her educator Rachele Thomas facillitates three after school sessions in honor of mental health awareness month (May) to launch their health and wellness event. Their three day event focused on art, healthy eating, and yoga. The team also hosted a discussion panel with community leaders that focused on how to talk about and how to reduce the stigma surrounding mental health at James Hillhouse High School in New Haven, CT and how to increase self-care and healthy ways of coping.  

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Contributed by
MAKAYLA DAWKINS
2018 Bezos Scholar
Categories
Mental Health

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