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Health Education Heroes - Cohort 1

Helping Teachers Tackle Health Illiteracy & Promote Youth Wellbeing

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$9,050

23 Supporters

30% of $30,000 goal

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We’re on a mission to eliminate health illiteracy in this generation. National Health Education Standards call for 80 hours of health education per student per year in grades 3 to 12, including mental health education. On average, U.S. students receive less than 10. Meanwhile, half of mental health issues begin by age 14 and 75% begin by age 24.

Many schools leave health education up to the PE teacher or another school staffer that takes on health as a secondary responsibility without sufficient health education training, clear objectives, or up to date resources. In some cases, schools outsource specific health topics, like drugs and alcohol or sex education, to community-based organizations that provide 1x workshops or assemblies. Even full-time health teachers are often under-resourced and over-allocated. Combine this with the traumatic impact of the global health pandemic and we’ve got a youth mental health crisis that demands groundwater solutions focusing on root causes and prevention. 

Lessonbee created Health Education Heroes to provide health, PE, and wellness educators with the tools, resources, and support they need to teach skill-building health education through adaptive story-based learning and provide a relevant and emotionally affirming experience for students in grades K-12.

Health Education Heroes is a 6-week sponsored certificate program for health, PE and wellness teachers who wish to use Lessonbee at their schools. It is designed to increase teacher confidence and mastery prior to implementing Lessonbee with students. During the program, teachers will explore comprehensive health education topics and how to teach them using the Lessonbee REAP and SOW framework, curriculum, adaptive health education platform. Teachers earn a certificate upon completion of the program and lifetime membership in the Health Education Heroes community.

What does the donation go to?

Funding goes towards the total cost to provide the Health Education Heroes program, which is $3,000 per teacher and breaks down as follows:

- $500 Lessonbee Classroom credit. 

- $2,500 for hands-on training and onboarding provided by Lessonbee staff, which schools may credit towards first-year Lessonbee School or Network onboarding fees. 


Join our campaign and sponsor Health Education Heroes today!

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