These program uses a high-energy interactive game show with cash prizes. Students compete head-to-head in trivia-based game where the questions include popular culture references as well as facts about the dangers of anti-smoking, nutrition education or cyber bullying. It’s the perfect blend between education and entertainment, and is sure to have students fully engaged.
This program includes a similar museum-like interactive exhibit as the Anti-Smoking program. Students learn about how poor nutrition affects their lives. Students will receive several 8.5”x11” print-outs of themselves in the future, ranging from today through well into adulthood—one set of how she/he will look with healthy life choices, and another set with unhealthy life choices.
Overweight children are more likely to become obese as adults rather than lose weight. In the past twenty years, overweight rates of children have tripled. A recent study by the World Health Organization (WHO) found that more than 80% of children overweight at ages 10 to 15 years old were obese adults at 25 years old. Despite massive media attention to nutrition and obesity, this trend is still a very serious issue.
Physicians once believed that Type 2 Diabetes only affected adults, but now in some communities almost half of the pediatric diabetes cases are Type 2. Children with this disease are at an extraodinarily high risk of suffering from kidney disease, blindness, and amputation. In fact, 61% of overweight children age 5 to 10 already have at least one risk factor for heart disease; and 26% have two or more risk factors. Less than 25% of adolescents eat the recommended five or more servings of fruits and vegetables each day.
Our Dare to Face Your Future: Nutrition Education program program is designed to help students learn about the benefits of a proper diet in an interactive museum-like exhibit, including unique mementos for students to take home.
This program includes a museum-like interactive exhibit where students are able to walk through and learn about how smoking affects their lives. The program specifically targets the myths (and truths) about smoking. Along the way, students will specifically learn how much this unhealthy life choice would affect them. Upon completion, students will receive several 8.5”x11” print-outs of themselves at different points in the future, ranging from today through adulthood one set of how she/he would look as an average smoker, and another set of how she/he would look as a non-smoker.
Texting has been proven to endanger drivers up to eight times more than alcohol. Ranked #1 among texting awareness programs, AWARE-TXT will significantly expose students to the dangers of texting while driving with a state-of-the-art virtual reality simulator.
The PEERS Foundation DUI Simulator emulates real driving conditions, and is designed to realistically show your students the dangers of driving while under the influence of alcohol. Unlike other simulators, the DUI Simulator uses an actual vehicle attached with sensors. Through a head-mounted display, students see a fully-rendered virtual reality. The software is able to recreate drunk driving in any driving conditions, including rain and icy roads.
Here you’ll find all of the special programs offered by the PEERS Foundation. Make sure to check out our Facebook and YouTube pages for more videos and pictures of our programs and events.