November 16th, 2020
Teens for Healthy Youth (THY) at Bluffton High, Hilton Head Christian Academy, Hilton Head Preparatory, and May River High collaborated with Beaufort County Schools Coordinator of Media Productions, Ron Lopes, to produce a video to encourage teens to join THY. During COVID-19, many school activities have been limited or canceled, such as open houses and club fairs. The youth decided it was necessary to develop a video so they could recruit teens learning from home, via a hybrid model, or face-to-face. The students will share their video through the schools’ social media platforms, websites, and parent and student newsletters. The THY members in the video encouraged their peers to join THY to make a difference in their school community, promote positive teen health, earn service hours, build a unique resume, and develop job skills. They also made their peers aware that THY Members are eligible for youth recognition awards, such as the LowCountry Alliance for Healthy Youth (LCAHY) Senior Award and internship positions with LCAHY. Teens for Healthy Youth are dedicated to promoting positive teen health and substance use prevention in their school community and will continue to look for innovative ways to reach out to their peers during COVID-19.