Local Youth Group Visits Molloy for Health Fair
On Friday, April 12 the Molloy College Sociology Department, Nursing Department and the Molloy Student Nursing Association welcomed 13 young members from S.T.R.O.N.G Youth, Inc. S.T.R.O.N.G., located in Uniondale, specializes in youth and gang violence prevention and intervention. The students, who ranged in age from 8-12, were greeted by the Director of the Clinical Learning Center, Mary Lane, and toured the Nursing Lab's state of the art facilities with Diane La Rosa.
The students were introduced to six members of the Molloy Nursing Student Association, who organized a Health Fair to teach them about blood pressure, hand-cleansing, sunscreen protection, the dangers of vaping and smoking, nutrition, and health. Students from S.T.R.O.N.G. took each other's blood pressures to listen for heartbeats, and asked questions of the Nursing students. The students from the Molloy Nursing Association then surprised each of our guests with prizes, including a jump rope and bubble machine.
Before they left, Dr. Jeanne Kimpel from the Sociology Department handed out bananas, oranges, and water in line with good health practices. Dr. Kimpel, who initiated the event, said, "I am so happy to see our Molloy students working with and teaching the younger generation, exposing them to important information about their health and well-being, and being great role models. This experience exemplifies the Molloy Mission, connecting us with one local community. I hope to create more learning opportunities together with my colleagues here at the College."