Belmont County 21st Century Grant
Partners with Belmont Nursing Program
St. Clairsville, OH (April 23, 2012) – Thanks to the 21st Century Grant, through
the East Central Ohio Educational Service Center, Belmont College ADN (Associate
Degree Nursing) students are able to implement and reinforce health and nutrition
programs in the classrooms of local elementary and middle schools.
The 21st Century Grant is a five-year grant written to create afterschool intervention
programs targeting middle school and high school students. The rationale for the
program is to provide postive youth activites as well as parent and family enrichment
opportunities through community partners such as Belmont College.
According to Sue White, Assistant Director of Nursing at Belmont, “This grant
is providing clinical opportunities for Belmont College ADN students to provide
health-related and nutritional workshops using educational resources for elementary,
middle, and high school students.”
Some of the following educational strategies are being used to target positive youth
development: food and nutrition; exercise and fitness; drug and alcohol awareness;
first Aid/CPR; prevention of dating violence and bullying; safety; and enrichment
of family life.
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Recently, Belmont College nursing students instructed Mrs. Pugh’s class at
Bridgeport Elemenatry about the dangers of poisons. Pictured (left to right): Front
row: Bridgeport Elementary School students: Kyle Dunlap; Olivia Doty; Daniel Spurlock;
and Dana Trouten; Back row: Belmont College Associate Degree Nursing Students Peggy
Jeffers and Lindsey Rigoli.
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