September 16, 2008

America's Doctor Speaks Up for Service-Learning

How cool is this? Dr. Mehmet Oz, a regular guest on The Oprah Winfrey Show, is a self-described service-learning advocate. Dr. Oz was one of the featured speakers in the ServiceNation closing plenary on September 12, 2008.

What brings Dr. Oz to ServiceNation? Health Corps.

HealthCorps Ambassadors (coordinators, volunteer celebrities and medical professionals) are leading the HealthCorps movement through school-based programs, outreach activities (such as community health fairs) and experiential campaigns across America. Dr. Oz co-founded Health Corps and spoke directly to the need to engage youth in service-learning, especially related to health and nutrition.

Health Corps operates nationwide, including multiple sites in California, Florida, New York, New Jersey, Ohio, Pennsylvania, and Texas. Health Corps curriculum and/or program staff and volunteers may be a great resource for those interested in implementing service-learning activities to explore health and nutrition issues. Find a Health Corps local program near you.

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