Wellness Week

November 30 - December 4

The El Dorado County Youth Commission is a group of dedicated high school students appointed by the El Dorado County Board of Supervisors and El Dorado County Office of Education to represent the voice of local youth.

 

Over the past few years, the Youth Commission has focused on the importance of supporting the mental health awareness and needs of their peers. They have found that a staggering (and growing) number of youth struggle with mental health concerns. Additionally, the global pandemic, distance learning and isolation from their peers has increased stress levels for all. There is no better, or more necessary, time to promote wellness amongst our youth. As such, the El Dorado County Youth Commission is requesting support of and participation in our second county-wide Student Wellness Week scheduled to take place November 30-December 4.

The Commission promotes that good health is as much about mental, emotional and spiritual state as it is physical condition. The goal of this student-driven wellness week is to raise awareness to the importance of embracing wellness, and to help create a community culture where reaching out for support when you're feeling overwhelmed should be as normal and acceptable as going to the doctor when you have the flu.

 

Participation:
Recognizing that wellness looks different at every grade level, optional participation is outline by grade level. Your school campus will embrace what works best for their community.

  • Elementary School (grades TK - 5)

    • The Youth Commission will purchase and donate 2 books promoting self-wellness to your students' elementary school libraries. 

    • Principals and/or Librarians are encouraged to read/share/livestream on social media or google classroom the books during the week of November 30- December 4.

    • Please consider use the recommended daily announcements and social media posts to encourage student awareness and participation in wellness activities.

  • Middle School & High School (grades 5/6 - 12)

    • The Youth Commission will deliver wristbands to participating campuses for school leadership/ASB/administration to distribute to students and staff. Wristbands can be worn all week as a reminder to prioritize wellness.

    • Please consider use the recommended daily announcements and social media posts to encourage student awareness and participation in wellness activities.

  • High School Campuses Only (grades 9-12)

    •  Wellness Survey

      • This survey was written by youth for youth in an effort to help understand the awareness of wellness resources currently offered and help identify suggested areas/ways to help improve outreach.

      • Please send daily reminders/announcements for students to complete the Wellness Survey.

 

Additionally, in support of physical wellness, the Youth Commission is collecting new/like-new skateboarding gear, scooters and safety gear that will be distributed to low-income families and foster youth during Wellness Week.  

 

Thanks to the generous support from the El Dorado Community Foundation, Marshall Medical Center, and El Dorado County Boys and Girls Club El Dorado County Western Slope, the total costs of this proposal have been covered.

 

It is an honor to represent local youth and bring awareness to the importance of wellness among county students.

Suggested Activities Supporting Wellness:

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Wellness Survey (High School Students Only) :

To understand the overall wellness of county youth and the utilization of services and resources provided, the Commissioners developed a Wellness Survey; written by high school youth, for high school youth.

 

The goal of this survey is to help understand the gap between services offered and student utilization of services. Are students aware of what’s offered in our county? Are students aware of what’s offered on campus? If so, how were they made aware; and if not, how can resources be more effectively promoted and utilized? This is now open and will remain open through December 4. 

All survey data is anonymous, We thank you in advance for your time, participation and honest feedback.

Thank you to our generous 2020 champions for wellness: El Dorado County Office of Education, El Dorado County Board of Supervisors, El Dorado Community Foundation, Boys & Girls Club El Dorado County Western Slope, and Marshall Medical Center.

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Reach Out. Connect.
Embrace Wellness.

El Dorado County, California, USA