When Foxboro High School seniors Mike Pipher, Saad Akhtar and Alex DeCenso wanted to give back to the community, their solution was to come up with a way to deliver tips for healthy living for students.
To help promote their message of living a well balanced lifestyle , the three boys created a website named “Two-Minute Tips” that is designed with sections for parents, students, and schools.
“We really wanted to give back to the community, the schools are unbelievable and the teachers are great influences towards kids though the school. We really wanted to pay back what we got in education” Pipher recently told the Foxboro School Committe.
As stated on their website, the goal of the project is to promote the public welfare of the community though various campaigned and outreach methods. To help promote this, the three plan on using the ACE program which encourages a healthy and active lifestyle.
Once the website is complete, there will be sections for both students and teachers to learn how they can improve their lifestyle and better educate others along with interactive content featuring a virtual badge and achievement program to keep kids coming back.
To accomplish their goals, the three plan on creating brochures and videos aimed at elementary school students to encourage them to make smart choices.
Visits with Foxboro students in grades 2-4 in the all the elementary schools are planned to help promote their website and videos.
“When they roll this out they are going to visit the elementary school. Kids will listen to other kids way before they listen to adults so I think this will snowball and take off,” Foxboro superintendent Debra Spinelli said.
Information used for the brochures will be reviewed for accuracy by members of the school district including FHS food service director Allison Johnson and wellness director Head Janelle Earkstine.
To help make the videos, Phiper said he hopes to get the Foxboro High School community involved including NHS and other clubs around the school.
“We want to integrate multiple departments so the art kids could help us develop graphics, a lot of kids are interested in writing so we could get the journalism class up and going about this,” Pipher said.