Health Matters Symposium


The Youth Health Symposium (YHS) will serve the sophomore students of the district’s 7 health-related academies.  As students seek to explore the topics of health, wellness, and health-related services, we seek to provide engaging and meaningful interactions as part of their educational experience.  The YHS will provide education in the areas of preventive health, public health, emotional/behavioral health, and health careers in the form of interactive activities and discussions.

Target Audience

Our goal is to engage all 10th-grade students of the health-related academies and their parents. We estimate the number impacted by this event will be approximately 500 students and 300 adults.

Symposium Topics

The symposium will cover 3 broad topics Preventive Health, Emotional/Behavioral Health, and Public Health. We will also include a component of health career exploration. More specific topics proposed for each topic are as listed.

  • Preventive Health
  • Nutrition
  • Fitness
  • Panel discussion – Ask the Doc!
  • Immunization
  • Public Health Awareness
  • HIV Awareness
  • Heart Disease Awareness
  • Diabetes Awareness
  • Obesity Awareness
  • Emotional/Behavioral Health Awareness
  • Domestic Violence
  • Chemical Dependency
  • Bullying
  • Stress
  • Mental Health Disorders
  • Health Career Exploration
  • Health/Hospital Administration
  • Healthcare Services
  • Healthcare Support Services
  • Healthcare Technology and Support Services

For Additional Information, please contact Rosaline McCoy at 601-949-3569 or via email at