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Byrnes Health Education Center

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Located in Central Pennsylvania, the Byrnes Health Education Center is an organization who is dedicated to the misson of educating and inspiring healthy choices in people of all ages.  Our team is proud to offer a variety of health education programming for students in Pre-K thru Grade 12.  Broadcasting LIVE from The Center's teaching theaters, students are engaged through interactive exhibits & props, and presented content that adheres to national education standards.  Subject areas include Character Education/Bullying Prevention, Drug Education, General Health, Human Growth & Development, Nutrition & Fitness, Oral Health and Safety & Disease Prevention.  Each of our programs are mapped to all 50 state educational standards as well as those in Canada.  We are passionate about health education and are thrilled to be partnering with you!

2018-2019

2017-2018

 

Programs by Byrnes Health Education Center

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5 Men Up

5 Men Up is a unique program designed for a male audience to address gender related bullying issues. (The female audience equivalent program is "In Her Shoes".) The focus of this program is on positive social interaction. Character education...

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AIDS & the Immune System

This interactive program addresses the intricacies of the immune system, including its response to pathogens such as HIV. The transmission of HIV and AIDS are discussed with a strong emphasis on prevention.

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AIDS: What Kids Need to Know

This program is an age-appropriate introduction to understanding the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) & acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (AIDS). With a focus on the basic function of a healthy immune system, program content addresses how...

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CyberWise Middle School

CyberWise - Middle School emphasizes the importance of being a responsible digital citizen when utilizing the online world. Focus on the "three C's" of digital citizenship (content, conduct and contact), digital activity is public and permanent...

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Drugs: What's the Big Deal?

Drugs: What's the Big Deal? focuses on the harmful effects of tobacco, alcohol, and marijuana on the body. Emphasis will be placed on reasons why people begin using these drugs, why it is difficult for an addicted individual to quit, the...

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Fuel for Thought

Think of your body as a fancy sports car! The food we eat is like the fuel used to power a car. The healthier a food is, the better energy it provides your body. Fuel for Thought is a fun and engaging nutrition health education program that...

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Fueling My Special Body

With a focus on the 5 food groups of MyPlate.gov, the Fueling My Special Body program focuses on why we need to eat, how we taste, how our body takes what we consume and turns it into energy for our body, and what constitutes a healthy food/drink.

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Great Whites

Demonstrates how to care for teeth and gums using proper dental hygiene and by eating healthy snacks. Our giant tooth model, Dentina, helps students learn how to prevent cavities, while reinforcing fun facts about teeth, proper brushing and...

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Grow & Know

Grow & Know unfolds the physical, social, and emotional changes associated with puberty. The focus is on the natural changes the body goes through during adolescence. This program emphasizes individual development and positive health habits.

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Healthy Hearts

Just as "play" is fun to children, so should physical activity. Exciting students about physical fitness, the content of the Healthy Hearts program highlights the benefits of all types of physical activity. Through interactive participation...

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Heroin: The Wakeup Call

Heroin: The Wakeup Call is designed as an informative program to emphasize the connection between prescription pain medications and heroin abuse, characteristics of heroin, signs and symptoms of heroin abuse and the effects of heroin on the body. 

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Huffin' 'n' Puffin'

Children and teenagers are faced with decisions related to their health every day, and as they get older the pressures they face about those decisions by their peers increases. In particular, substance abuse of high concern for this age group...

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In Her Shoes

In Her Shoes is a unique program designed for a female audience to address gender related bullying issues. (The male audience equivalent program is "5 Men Up".)  The focus of this program is on positive social interaction. Other character...

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Incredible Machine

Incredible Machine leads participants on an exciting journey through the cells, tissues, organs, and systems of the human body. Special emphasis is placed on the circulatory and respiratory systems.

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Organ Tales

The human body is fascinating, and this program helps participants appreciate that! A main focus of the Organ Tales program is the major organs of the body and their basic function. Through interactive participation, program participants will...

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Safety First

The Safety First awarenessprogram places focus on the correct ways to cross a street, understanding fire safety rules, how and when to call 9-1-1, locating dangerous items inside and outside of the home, and the importance of wearing protective...

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Sensational

Through participation in the Sensational program, students will learn to identify the five senses, how the senses protect us, which organs are associated with each sense, the ways in which the body provides natural protection for the brain, eyes...

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Swimming with the Sharks

The Swimming with the Sharks program places emphasis on assertive communication styles. Learning effective and healthy communication techniques will allow participants to build improved relationships both personally and professionally. 

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The Dating Game

The Dating Game places emphasis on what constitutes a healthy relationship, warning signs of an unhealthy relationship, boundaries in a relationship, gender-based stereotypes, risks and benefits of dating and common dating concerns and issues. 

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True Colors: You Make a Difference

True Colors: You Make a Difference informs students of basic personality traits, understanding the need to accept and value people and groups different from oneself, comprehend effective communication as well as ways to improve communication...

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More About This Provider

Type of Organization

Education: Other Educational Organization

Contact

Nikole Tome, MPH, MCHES   ntome@byrneshec.org
515 S. George Street
York PA 17401
7178483064255
United States

http://byrneshec.org/

Primary Disciplines

The programs of Byrnes Health Education Center cover:

Health/Physical Education
Family & Consumer Science
Professional Development/Continuing Education
Sciences
Character Education

Awards, Quotes, Testimonials

"The Byrnes Health Education Center is a valuable community resource that supports our district’s mission to “provide educational opportunities through which ALL students can strive to achieve their full potential.” The center’s high quality health education programs enrich our students’ educational experiences and encourage them to make healthy choices that will help them succeed in school and in life." -Dr. Michael Snell, Superintendent, Central York School District and Superintendent of the Year for Pennsylvania. "The Byrnes Health Education Center’s creative approach to providing key health education and information for young people using a variety of medium has helped springboard our efforts to help today’s girls in grades K–12 become tomorrow’s leaders as we roll out our new Girl Scout health initiative... From day one of our discussions, their commitment to our success was unquestionable." -Ann M. Hughes, Executive VP, Girl Scouts in the Heart of PA "Our partnership with the Byrnes Health Education Center has afforded our Academy students the ability to learn how the "Body Works" through innovative, hands-on activities. Their interaction with our elementary students enables them to absorb this important material, from experts in the field, in a way that incorporates fun and learning. Thanks Byrnes Staff!"

-Deborah Ayers, Lincoln Intermediate Unit 12