|Communities of Color Network Regional Coordinator, Frankie Poland receives a certificate of appreciate from Shatonda Chandler on June 24 after speaking to the school's parents about the dangers of second-hand smoke.|
Baton Rouge, LA- Southern University Ag Center employees Frankie Poland and Dana Isaac made presentations during the Monthly Parent’s Meeting of the YWCA Prescott Early Head Start, 5262 Prescott Rd., on June 24, 2015.
Poland, who is the Regional Coordinator of the SU Ag Center’s Communities of Color Network, discussed the dangers of second-hand smoke and provided examples of how non-smokers come in contact with it; such as being in a room with someone who is smoking or in a vehicle. She also listed all the harmful chemicals found in cigarettes and explained how smoke can linger in carpets, drapes, clothing, hair and other items.
Isaac, who is an Extension Assistant for the SU Ag Center, made a presentation on the Youth Organizing Leadership Opportunities (YOLO) Program, which helps young people make better choices; teaches parents stress triggers for youth; behaviors parents should be aware of and tips for teens on how to cope with stress.
The parents and staff that were in attendance were very engaged and asked many questions. They also received information on second hand smoke and tips on how to help teens cope with stress.
Both Poland and Isaac were presented with Certificates of Appreciation by the YMCA staff.
Frankie Poland can be contacted at 225.771.6237 for information on the Southern University Ag Center’s Communities of Color Network. Dana Isaac can be reached at, 225.771.3902 for information on the Youth Organizing Leadership Opportunities Program.