So remember last month how I told you about our students presenting at the Moreno Valley City Council's Emerging Leaders Council? Well, they did such a great job that they were back at it again; this time, for a quick update on the progress they've made since the last meeting. They only had three minutes to share their updates with the Council, but they did a phenomenal job: they explained their planned changes in curriculum for nutrition labels and food portions in high schools. Furthermore, they announced their selection as Advocacy Ambassadors for the 2017-2018 school year. We are so thrilled to have Chloe and Adriana on board as we take our program to even higher levels! The Council even remarked that this had been their biggest audience ever to attending a meeting :) so it seems as if the word is spreading!
As an added bonus, one of the Councilmembers approached us about a potential collaboration with the University of California at Riverside's "Mini Medical School." He mentioned that they were also looking for outreach opportunities in community advocacy, and that our program seemed an ideal fit for them. We can't wait to start collaborating with their college students to provide even more exposure to health advocacy and family medicine!