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Jovenes de Salud - Harding
Jóvenes de Salud - Who are we?
* We encourage organizations, agencies and churches to adopt a policy NOT to accept donations, sponsorships and/or gifts from the tobacco industry;
* We develop bilingual, bicultural "friendly public announcements" to create awareness in the Latino community about the harms of tobacco use;
* We are a Latino after-school enrichment program;
* We are peer educators and community advocates
* We are leaders in our community.
Currently there are more than 50 Jóvenes de Salud representing five schools in two districts. High School Latino Youth come together with the common goal of being health advocates within their circle of peers and with families. They conduct signature outreach activities at church and community festivals and celebrations such as Cinco de Mayo and Hispanic Heritage Month.
But it goes beyond advocacy. Jóvenes de Salud helps graduate Latino students by supporting academic goals and building school spirit. The program helps students towards economic self-sufficiency by encouraging careers within the health field and exposing students to other careers through mentors and guest speakers.
Survey Findings & News
During the summer of 2008 the Jóvenes de Salud of the Non-Smokers Association of Minnesota surveyed 11 super markets and convenience stores in the metropolitan area of
80% of stores surveyed were in Latino communities that are predominantly Latino or accessed by Latino youth in
STORE EXTERIOR DISPLAYS: Twenty-five percent (60%) of doors and windows were covered by “In Your Face” advertisements. An average of 12 ads was displayed. Most brand names advertised were: Marlboro, Camel,
Exterior ads were on/near door or handle bar and in parking lot. Camel or non-name brand companies placed most specials or promotions. 70% of ads were placed below 3 ft. Ads were also placed on light poles, sidewalks and fences. Remington Company displayed a silhouette of a male smoker with a cowboy hat, similar to the Marlboro Man recognizable figure.
INTERIOR: Overall the stores’ interior had a minimum of 12 advertisements Also; brand logos were displayed inside the store. Candy tobacco was seen in berry and grape flavor.
Harding HS Latino H.E.A.T. (Hispanic Energy All the Time)
Henry Sibley HS A.L.M.A.S.-L.W.A.T.T. (Anglos Latinos Motivated for Academic Success-Latino Warriors Anti-Tobacco Team)
Cinco de Mayo -
Hispanic Heritage Month
Dia de Los Muertos