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Fresh Check Day news, features, and more!

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Welcome

What's this all about?

We are excited to present the first newsletter designed just for those of you in our Fresh Check Day Network. You are part of a movement bigger than any one school and we want to celebrate that! These newsletters are meant to be both fun and informative. What can you expect to see in future editions?

  • Campus spotlights. Have a standout Fresh Check Day component you think others should see? Well, we think so too! Share with us.
  • Inside the Booths feature. The handbook you know and love will come alive and showcase some of the unique and inspired activities schools are doing so be sure to take note! You might find your next great booth idea!
  • News and updates. Keep informed about the latest field information, grant opportunities, collaboration possibilities, and Foundation offerings.
  • And more! There may be something new every time so don't miss it!
From all of us at the Jordan Porco Foundation, thank you for taking this program into your schools and into your hearts. Here's to a busy and exciting year ahead!

Best wishes,

Leah Nelson
Program Coordinator,
The Jordan Porco Foundation

We're Growing!

If you thought 2014 was a big year for Fresh Check Day, just wait until you hear what 2015 has in store! 21 schools have already confirmed Fresh Check Days in 2015 - that's more than double what we did last year! That's not all! Fresh Check Day is moving beyond Connecticut and will make its way to 5 states (and counting!) this year. Where will we go next? Tell your colleagues at other schools about Fresh Check Day!
 

Check out the new schools section of the website, featuring a brand new interactive map and a state by state listing of schools in the Fresh Check Day Network!  Every school now has their own page to feature upcoming event info, contact information, and past event highlights. Want something added to your page? Contact Liz.

Get to know your programming staff!

Leah Nelson

What is your position at JPF?
Program Coordinator
How long have you worked at JPF?
2.5 years
What university did you attend?
I got my Bachelors Degree in Human Development and Family Studies at the University of Connecticut
Why do you do what you do?
I know firsthand what it's like to struggle with mental health in college and I know that there is hope and help available. I want to help others find that too.
What's your favorite self care activity?
There are so many! Among my favorites are knitting, running, and snuggling up on the couch with my cat, rabbit, foster dog, and a Chai tea latte. I'm also involved in Big Brothers Big Sisters and like to spend time with my Little.
What's a fun fact about you?
I may have lost my mind, but I'm training for my first full marathon!
 

Liz McOsker

What is your position at JPF?
Outreach Coordinator
How long have you worked at JPF?
Almost a year!
What university did you attend?
University of Connecticut for my BA, Northeastern University for an MA in History and an MAT in Education, and am currently working on my MPH through the University of Florida. I love learning!
Why do you do what you do?
This work combines my passions of education and wellness. I want to help people be able to achieve all of their own dreams and realize their potential.
What's your favorite self care activity?
My absolute favorite is running for very long amounts of time. I also enjoy reading fantasy novels, playing with my Golden Retriever, and making jigsaw puzzles.
What's a fun fact about you?
I ran the 2014 NYC Marathon! Even though it was the most awful experience of my life, I can't wait for the next marathon!
 

New name. New motto.

We've been making some big changes to expand the reach of our programming to save more lives. Even our name has changed! No longer the Jordan Matthew Porco Memorial Foundation - you can now call us the Jordan Porco Foundation. We even have a catchy new tagline: We're in it for life™.
Be sure to use our new name in your Fresh Check Day promotion!
 
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