Brain Awareness Week

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Georgia Gwinnett College

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Georgia Gwinnett College

Event(s) Summary

Number of Events Organized During Brain Awareness Week:

5

Year:

2018

Type of Events Held:

  • Exhibit
  • Open House
  • Workshop
  • Other: Classroom Distribution

Target Audiences:

  • High School students(9-12)
  • Professionals
  • University students

Approximate Number of People Reached:

400

Details of Major Brain Awareness Week Events/Activities:

Green Light Student Involvement- Student volunteers were solicited. “Get the Word Out"– Brain Awareness Flyer Campaign” Students posted brain awareness week posters on bulletin boards across campus. The Great Give Away”- Brain Awareness Pamphlets & Resource Give Away. Who: Volunteer GGC Team- Volunteers • Students managed a display table to distribute pencils, erasers, brain awareness bookmarks and informational booklets to students on the campus. Each One Reach One”-Teachers share resources with students and encourage students to share the information with others. GGC Faculty • Picked up materials to share with students to distribute in classes. Students took extra resources to share with a family member or friend. Teachers were encouraged to take pictures of all engaging moments with students with the Brain Resources. Professional Association of Georgia Educators (PAGE) Educator Day- School of Education, Georgia Gwinnett College: Health & Wellness Lesson -Brain Awareness discussion, literature, pencils and erasers will be provided to 50 high schools students. Georgia Gwinnett Library Brain Awareness Exhibit– March 12th -16th The objective of sharing resources and Brain Awareness was appreciated and achieved.

Event Planning & Publicity

Publicity Methods Used:

  • Emails
  • Posters/Flyers

Which of These Publicity Methods Was The Most Successful?

Flyers and email communication

Resources

Of the Dana Foundation publications/resources distributed at your event(s), if any, please indicate the three most popular. Please choose up to three. If "other," please indicate below:

  • Q&A: Answering Your Questions About The Brain
  • It’s Mindboggling!
  • The Mindboggling Workbook

Other Dana Foundation Materials Distributed:

  • Online Flyer

Which BAW graphic materials did you use in publicizing your events?

  • BAW Flyer
  • BAW Logos

Feedback & Keys to Success

How do you feel BAW participation benefited your organization and the local community?

Our faculty, students, and high school students in the Gwinnett County, Georgia community was informed and encouraged to share information to promote self and family awareness of brain health. This activity allowed for cross-campus collaboration of faculty and different departments across the campus community to present this information to the broader school and community populations.

Please share any suggestions or lessons learned that may help others plan future events:

Approaching this event from a collaborative perspective to gain buy in, made for a wonderful experience for all to participate in a service learning opportunity to promote brain health.

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Event Photos

event single

Contact Information

Contact Name:

Ava Hogan-Chapman

Contact Phone:

4044507755

Contact Email:

ahoganchapman@ggc.edu

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