Annual School-Based Health Center Lobby Day in Springfield
On Wednesday, April 26, 2017, the Loyola School-Based Health Center staff and Proviso East High School (PEHS) teachers accompanied a bus load of 29 eager and excited students to Springfield, IL for the annual School-Based Health Center lobby day. The goal was to educate legislators and advocate for a fair state budget, which includes funding for school health centers across the state.
Students from Proviso East High School were among young leaders from thirteen Illinois schools who spoke with local legislators about the importance of school health centers. Many PEHS students shared their stories and how the school health center has helped them thrive physically and emotionally so they can stay engaged in school and succeed.
This event was fully funded by EverThrive Illinois, a policy organization that houses the Illinois School Based Health Alliance. We are very proud of our students for having the courage to share their stories.