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 YAR logo Kenosha County Youth As Resources:  This organization supports youth-led service projects through mini-grants of up to $500

If you are interested in learning more about how your agency can partner with Kenosha Unified School District, please contact Amy Garrigan, Service-Learning Facilitator, at 262-359-6169.

 

Ninth grade biology and math students at Kenosha’s Harborside Academy linked their studies on the 1918 Influenza Pandemic to the modern day projected Avian Influenza Pandemic. Students in biology class were placed in stake holder positions (e.g school district, government, private citizen) and asked to plan for a pandemic. Students considered questions from various perspectives, such as how would schools deal with prolonged absences?  Students were then asked how they would get the word out to the community. They determined that postcards could be sent out to the community to reinforce the three main objectives of the health department:  cover your cough, wash your hands, and stay home if you’re sick. The postcards were available in both Spanish and English.