We are excited to announce a NEW partnership just in time for Alcohol Responsibility Month! We have partnered with Discovery Education, the leading provider of standards-aligned digital curriculum resources, engaging content, and professional learning for K-12 classrooms, to launch new materials for teachers, school counselors, nurses, parents and students that dive into the science behind how alcohol affects developing brains, bodies and behavior.
Officially launching on April 3rd, we will equip students with vital resources and dive deep into the science, data and facts that are critical to understanding the effects of alcohol on the developing brain and saying “YES” to a healthy lifestyle and “NO” to underage drinking. Program resources will include a set of three new standards-aligned classroom lesson plans and videos featuring five-time gold medalist swimmer, Nathan Adrian – PLUS a family resource guide designed to spark conversations about underage drinking at home.
Join us for a Virtual Day of Learning
On Thursday, April 11 we will host our Virtual Day of Learning Twitter event. We will discuss the following topics and highlight new resources that help kids understand the effects of alcohol on their developing brains, bodies, and behavior.
- 10 am EST- “The Science Behind the Effects of Alcohol on Your Brain” Learn about the hippocampus, the brain’s memory center, and the differences between short term, long term, and working memory. Find out what happens to the developing brain when alcohol is introduced, and why it’s so important to say NO to underage drinking.
- 12 pm EST: -“Treat your Body like a Top Athlete” The cerebellum is the part of the brain that controls movement, balance, and coordination. Making healthy decisions for a developing body is imperative as kids continue to develop. Find out what happens to gross motor skills and fine motor skills when the brain is affected by alcohol.
- 2 pm EST: -“Informed Students Make Better Healthier Decisions” Peer pressure comes in many forms. Sometimes it can help kids to push themselves harder to achieve their goals, but other times, it can cause kids to make decisions that are not in their best interest. Learn about ways to deflect peer pressure and to keep behavior on track for success.
Use the hashtag #BrainBodyBehavior to follow along and lend your voice for what is sure to be a great event. We will welcome special guests to discuss the importance of making healthy decisions with us, including:
- Education expert, Educational Advisory Board member, and founder of the blog Tech Savvy Mama, Leticia Barr
- Our Ask, Listen, Learn Ambassadors
- Educators and athletes from Classroom Champions
- Cindy Moss, VP of Global STEM Initiatives at Discovery Education
…and more! We look forward to seeing you there!