“We have really enjoyed implementing the MBCC’s lessons in our Environmental Science and Chemistry classes at Boston Latin Academy. Boston Latin Academy is an inner-city public school serving 1,700 economically and culturally diverse students, grades 7 through 12, from Boston’s many neighborhoods. It is a vibrant and academically rigorous school, and we welcome the opportunity to provide our students with the interactive opportunity to learn how to reduce their toxic exposure.
The hands-on nature of the curriculum fully engages the students in discovery and awareness of the materials around, on, and within them. The programs we have experienced led to a variety of exciting discussions in class and further research outside of class—this is definitely something every citizen should participate in, especially our young adults. Some students even took the app home and got their families involved in learning about the different chemicals and ways to reduce exposure.
Overall it has been a great experience and we look forward to participating in the future!”
— Kara Stafford, teacher at Boston Latin Academy
“The Massachusetts Breast Cancer Coalition created a terrific curriculum to educate my students about the potential for exposure to harmful chemicals in their home and through other products that they use. My students knew the science beforehand, but their hands-on curriculum really took it to the next level and by all accounts seems to have had some lasting impacts on some student’s behaviors.”
— Elizabeth Carroll, teacher at Roxbury Latin School
“My students enjoyed and greatly benefited from the environmental health curriculum that MBCC created. It was fascinating to watch the students learn about the endocrine system and then start to understand and appreciate the implications of their decisions on their own body and on the environment. Many took their new knowledge and started making changes in their lives – to the products they use and the environmental impact they have. It’s sometimes hard to get high school students to really understand the long-term effects of their actions and decisions, but I know this curriculum helped bridge that gap. I just wish I had this information when I was in high school!”
— Sarah Orban, teacher at Chapel Hill-Chauncy Hall
“The Let’s Talk Prevention: Actions You Can Take program provided my students with an important opportunity to take a step back and more carefully consider the impact of what’s in their environment and in the products they use. This is valuable information that will have a lasting impact on the choices they make in the future. Please consider downloading the modules offered with your students; tips and suggestions at your fingertips!”
— Sylvie Therrien, teacher at Dennis-Yarmouth Regional High School