Cure4Kids for Kids: school-based cancer education outreach.

Citation:

Van Kirk Villalobos A, Quintana Y, Ribeiro RC. Cure4Kids for Kids: school-based cancer education outreach. Stud Health Technol Inform 2012;172:111-9.

Date Published:

2012

Abstract:

In 2006, St. Jude Children's Research Hospital created Cure4Kids for Kids, a school-based outreach program. The objectives of this community education program are to teach about cancer and healthy lifestyles and to inspire an interest in science and health-related careers. A multidisciplinary team of St. Jude and outside experts developed and pilot tested age-appropriate educational materials and activities with 4th grade students. Eight schools and more than 800 children have participated in the program since 2006. Teachers and students have demonstrated a very positive response to the program for it being both fun and educational. Cure4Kids for Kids resources have been collected into a teacher's kit and are now freely available online at www.cure4kids.org/kids.