In celebration of the Middle School's Health and Wellness Week, Manhasset CASA's Youth Committee Club visited Science 7 classrooms on Kick Butts Day, Wednesday, March 15th to educate students about the dangers of e-cigarettes (click here for PowerPoint Presentation).

The club developed and presented their original Power Point which included important points about the dangers of e-cigarettes as well as the effect its advertising has on teens today.

In celebration of Kick Butts Day, Manhasset CASA held an art challenge with the middle school art club led by Manhasset Secondary School Art Teacher Myrna Schein. Students submitted Kick Butts Day artwork highlighting the dangers of e-cigarettes.

This year's winning art design was awarded to Lauren Chen. Lauren's design was selected for our Kick Butts Day Award Sweatshirts which were presented to the winners of CASA's Science 7 anti-smoking poster contest.

Middle School Physical Education classes also participated in our annual Health & Wellness Fair on Tuesday, March 15th where students from Molloy College's Nursing Program provided interactive education booths addressing various wellness topics such as physical fitness, fire safety, nutrition, CPR, social media safety, skin/sun protection, hearing, infection control, stress relief and sports injuries/concussions. Councilwoman Anna Kaplan, a supporter of CASA's mission and Youth Prevention Initiatives attended the fair and applauded CASA's Youth Committee Club for their efforts to protect teens from the dangers of tobacco and e-cigarettes!

SCA Health and Wellness Week Representatives Carolyn Carpentiere and Nancy Ferraris engaged students regarding the importance of good posture while using your cell phone or carrying a back pack as well as the importance of drinking water instead of highly caffeinated drinks. Working with the Long Island Tobacco Action Coalition, students were also provided important facts regarding the risks associated with smoking tobacco products (chew and cigarettes) as well as awareness to their exposure to tobacco marketing.