A Tobacco Education and Awareness Project
The ¡Sigame! Project was developed by the RWHP with funds from the Florida Department of Health, Division of Health Awareness and Tobacco, Diversity Initiative.
During the two-year project, the youth participated in a series of workshops where they learned about leadership development, health issues related to tobacco use and the link between big business and tobacco. The team members learned skills in survey development, implementation, and result analysis. Youth peer educators (promotores) then took to the streets with face-to-face education of their peers and other community members about tobacco prevention.
This ¡Sigame! curriculum utilizes popular arts as the medium for leadership development and health education trainings. ¡Sigame! will serve as an excellent complement to your organization’s lay-health worker or youth education. All of the activities are broken down into action steps, and include an easy-to-read list of necessary materials. Each tool is designed to help the participant better articulate their role in health and community service, and to establish themselves as part of the healthy future of the community.
Based on a two-year tobacco prevention program with farmworker youth in Central FL, the ¡Sigame! team members created: